Enter the Church of the SubGenius, the Parody Religion Backed by R. Crumb, David Byrne & Other Alt-Icons

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You may not know much about the Church of the SubGenius, but you’ve definitely seen its prophet. The intensively groomed, Ward Cleaveresque J. R. “Bob” Dobbs (below) began as a humble piece of 1950s clip art and went on to become “a way of life to millions… yet half of them don’t even know it.


Watch The Hitch: An Indie-Documentary on The Life & Times of Christopher Hitchens

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A quick note: Kristoffer Seland Hellesmark was looking for a documentary on Christopher Hitchens to watch, but could never find one.


Christopher Hitchens Revises the 10 Commandments for the 21st Century

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Christopher Hitchens was there, railing against religion and war criminals one minute, and the next, it seems, he was gone, a victim to esophageal cancer in 2011. In the 2010 video above, Hitchens takes on one of the hoariest precepts of the Bible (and the Torah) and reimagines an updated, secular version.


Students Tells the Passover Story with a Rube Goldberg Machine

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Passover starts this Friday. And you might ask: why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? Because this Passover is getting ushered in by a Rube Goldberg Machine that tells highlights of the Passover story.


Isaac Newton Creates a List of His 57 Sins (Circa 1662)

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Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the most important and influential scientist in history, discovered the laws of motion and the universal force of gravity. For the first time ever, the rules of the universe could be described with the supremely rational language of mathematics.


Richard Dawkins’ Famous “What If You’re Wrong” Speech Animated South-Park Style

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In 2006, Oxford biologist and new atheist Richard Dawkins made an appearance at the evangelical Liberty University and fielded questions from the audience.


Free Online Course: Robert Thurman’s Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (Recorded at Columbia U)

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Today you can be a fly on the wall at Columbia University, and listen to Robert Thurman’s lectures on “The Central Philosophy of Tibet.” Thurman is, as his own website rightly describes him, a “worldwide authority on religion and spirituality,” and an “eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives.


What Questions Would Stephen Fry Ask God at the Pearly Gates?

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Several years ago, an interviewer asked Stephen Fry to look backward — to reflect on his life and answer this question, “What do you wish you had known when you were 18”? What lessons would you draw in hindsight?  Some of his answers included:

Don’t set goals for yourself, particularly material ones.


Richard Dawkins Reads “Love Letters” from “Fans” (NSFW)

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Richard Dawkins — some know him as the Oxford evolutionary biologist who coined the term “meme” in his influential 1976 book, The Selfish Gene; others consider him a leading figure in the New Atheism movement, a position he has assumed unapologetically.


How Did Everything Begin?: Animations on the Origins of the Universe Narrated by X-Files Star Gillian Anderson

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Back in November, we brought you the BBC series of short animated videos, A History of Ideas.


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