Actress Thandie Newton said that she didn’t “even believe in God” but would “thank her” anyway after she won an Emmy award for her role on Westworld. “I don’t even believe in God but I’m going to thank her tonight,” Thandie Newton said, implying that God is a woman.That wasn’t the only inflammatory remark made during Monday night’s Emmys–the event was full of political commentary. Co-host Colin Jost made a joke about Nazis, saying, “I don’t know if you know this–the first Emmys were held back in 1949. Things were very different back then–gas was 17 cents a gallon, a new home cost $7,000, and we all agreed that Nazis were bad.” Roseanne Barr was also targeted. Co-host Jost joked that “Roseanne was cancelled by herself, but picked up by white nationalists.” “I heard Roseanne is actually moving to Israel. I mean, damn,” co-host Michael Che said. … [Read more...] about Actress Thandie Newton: ‘I Don’t Even Believe in God but I’m Gonna Thank Her Tonight’
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Noah Berlatsky, The Washington Post Published 12:45 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 DC Comics has just suggested that Batman is an atheist. On the one hand, that seems a bit odd, since Batman - a.k.a Bruce Wayne - has met a wide array of gods and demigods personally. On the other hand, Batman's atheism makes sense. When humans have super powers, what's the use of gods? Batman hangs out with Wonder Woman, who hobnobs with Zeus, Ares and other deities. He's buddies with Deadman, a ghost resurrected by a goddess named Rama Kushna. In one memorable comic that gave me nightmares for years when I was a kid, Batman got turned into a vampire, which seems like it would be hell on one's skepticism. If you live in the DC universe, you've got to believe 12 improbable things before you eat your Bat toast. Being an atheist in those circumstances seems less a spiritual stance, and more like carelessness. But if everything is possible, there's not much need to believe in transcendent … [Read more...] about Is Batman an atheist? Why superheroes might not believe in God.
A bill that would allow Minnesota schools to display the national motto “In God We Trust” has been met with opposition from Democrats who claim the phrase is offensive to those who do not believe in God. Minnesota state Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), who sponsored the legislation, said on “Fox & Friends” Sunday that he was shocked at the amount of opposition his bill has received from Democrats.“I just figured the opposition would be really short,” Hall said. “When I started hearing more and more of this I thought, really? They don’t want it that much in their schools?” The bill would allow Minnesota public school districts to feature “In God We Trust” posters, which would be privately funded, throughout school buildings, CBS Minnesota reported.But two Democrat state senators in the Minnesota legislature voiced their opposition to the bill last week, citing concerns about displaying the word “God” in … [Read more...] about Bill Allowing ‘In God We Trust’ Motto in Schools Challenged in MN Senate
Central American migrants traveling with a caravan gather at the Maxico/San Diego border wall. Hans-Maximo Musielik/AP A caravan of Central American asylum-seekers who traveled through Mexico are rallying on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall. President Donald Trump has been tracking the caravan, calling it a threat to the US US immigration lawyers told asylum-seekers they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months. TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Packed into five old school buses, hundreds of Central American migrants arrived at the US border Sunday for a rally, to be followed by a planned mass attempt to apply for asylum, in a direct challenge to the Trump administration. The migrants, many traveling with children, left a downtown Tijuana shelter where they had been staying. Police with flashing lights escorted the buses to a cross-border rally at a Pacific Ocean beach, with supporters gathering on both sides of security … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Central American migrants in the ‘caravan’ Trump’s been raging against host a rally at the US border
close Video Atheist activist speaks out against 'In God We Trust' motto St. Louis suburb residents rallied to support display of 'In God We Trust' motto in city council chambers; a woman from a neighboring town explains on 'The Ingraham Angle' why she is against displaying the motto. A self-proclaimed atheist who was recently removed from a city council meeting in Missouri after objecting to an “In God We Trust” display is now getting some help from the ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union's Missouri chapter announced a lawsuit Thursday, claiming that officials in Wentzville, a St. Louis suburb, violated Sally Hunt's First Amendment rights. Hunt, of Maryland Heights, was forcibly removed from the Feb. 14 meeting after opposing the “In God We Trust” sign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “The right to disagree with public officials without retribution is at the heart of a thriving democracy,” the civil liberties group said in … [Read more...] about ACLU sues on behalf of atheist who opposed ‘In God We Trust’ display