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Feb 10, 2019

I look at John Gray's latest book Seven Types of Atheism, in which he argues that modern mainstream secularism is nothing more than monotheism rebranded. And it's all wrong anyway.

Plus:

Happy Darwin Day! February 12th is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

In less celebratory anniversaries, February 14th marks the 30th anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa against Salman Rushdie over his novel The Satanic Verses. Rushdie had to go into hiding for a decade as a result.

The newly Democratic House Committee on Natural Resources has scrapped a plan to revise committee rules to remove "so help you God" from the oath people must take before testifying. (They should have gone through with their plan--it's the right thing to do, and Republicans will flog them over it anyway.)

Donald Trump continues to pander to the evangelical base with a tweet in support of Bible study in public schools.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is fond of quoting a Bible verse that isn't actually in the Bible.

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