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Did You Enjoy the Pluto Flyover? Wait Till You Hear Dr. Carolyn Porco Talk About the Mission to Saturn

If you’ve been mesmerized over the past week with the Pluto flyover, take an hour of your time and listen to Dr. Carolyn Porco talk about the Cassini mission around Saturn. Porco is the leader of the Imaging Team for thatShe gave the talk at Imagine No Religion 5 conference in Vancouver last month:

If you’ve been mesmerized over the past week with the Pluto flyover, take an hour of your time and listen to Dr. Carolyn Porco talk about the Cassini mission around Saturn. Porco is the leader of the Imaging Team for that

She gave the talk at Imagine No Religion 5 conference in Vancouver last month:

If nothing else, just watch the moment starting at the 58:00 mark. Just astonishing.

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For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars

Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609
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