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Human and Sloth Squished Together

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 26, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Pew Research drops another fascinating DATA BOMB with a new report, this time illuminating Americans' varying perceptions of what God actually is. The report reveals how just asking "do you believe in God" is insufficient for understanding people's beliefs. For example, 23% of Americans said they believe in God, but not the one in the Bible. They consider God some other higher spiritual force. These folks actually agree with the chunk of Americans who say they do NOT believe in God but DO believe that there is a higher power. Together, these previously-separated groups make up 33=% of the population. That seems important.

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Popobawa vs. the Skeptics

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper  with Benjamin Radford
April 25, 2018

The Popobawa is known for attacking skeptics, and a new book about the topic takes much the same tack.

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If You Desperately Want the World to Come to an End

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 25, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

I was a guest on The Whiparound podcast this week, in which I go on at absurd length about CFI's work, because as a communications professional I apparently have no idea how to be concise. I also discuss some of the news with hosts Dave and Shaun, and invent a cult based on Lakitu from Super Mario Bros.

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Let’s Call it Caelus

The Morning Heresy  with Paul the Morning Heretic
April 24, 2018

The Morning Heresy is your daily digest of news and links relevant to the secular and skeptic communities.  

Laurie Goodstein at the Times interviews Juan Carlos Cruz, the Chilean man who forced the Catholic Church to confront the sexual assault perpetrated by Rev. Fernando Karadima it had been denying. Cruz will be meeting with Pope Francis himself, and Cruz has some hope, saying, "I don’t think that this is a P.R. exercise."

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