The Carmichael Show‘s Season Finale Featured a Black Woman Coming Out as Agnostic

I wasn’t thrilled with the promo for comedian Jerrod Carmichael‘s new NBC show when I first saw it, but I’m kind of hoping the show gets renewed after seeing how his team has tackled some serious issues.

The final episode of the season, which aired last night, revolved around Jerrod’s girlfriend Maxine not joining the family (and the pastor they invited to dinner) in prayer. They had the sort of dialogue you rarely hear on network television:

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For Harvard Freshmen, Non-Religious Students Outnumber Christians

For the past few years, Harvard University’s newspaper, The Crimson, has asked incoming freshman to fill out a survey in order to assess various demographic trends.

It’s not scientific (70% of freshmen responded and it was all voluntary), but it’s still fascinating for anyone who loves to crunch numbers. Last year, they reported that a third of the incoming class were atheists (16.4%) or Agnostic (19.2%).

This year, it got a little more godless:

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I Am the Very Model of a Modern Fundamentalist

Can someone please get the Pirates of Penzance music and record this?

I am the very model of a modern fundamentalist
I’m not merely judgmental, I’m the absolute judgmentalest!
I always follow scripture and I act on God’s authority
But marital longevity was never my priority.

I married first one husband, then two others, then another one
Because I think one man is pretty much like any other one.
I’ve never been too troubled by the dubious legalities
Of sex outside of marriage or of other trivialities.

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Listen in on a Long Conversation Between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins discussing religion and science for 80 minutes?

Yes, please.

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When the Preacher’s Kid Has a Mustang, It Makes You Rethink Tithing

Ball Bearings is a magazine produced by students at Ball State University and their latest issue is focused on Millennials and religion.

One of the featured articles, by Alex Kincaid, is all about a student on campus who rejected her faith in part because she realized how much money the local church was taking in:

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