Black Jeezus’ News Quickies, Session 2 (with a reference to pubic hair)

If you live in Toronto, and you get a parking ticket, you might be able to get out of it if you’re religious.

No word yet on whether this rule applies to Raelians.

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On that note, if you’re looking to get out of a math test, this approach is certainly worth a try, I think. It would certainly work on me.

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British Muslims release a directory of “women-friendly” mosques, using 5 criteria that were conveniently left out of this article.

This begs the question: what exactly is different in a “women-friendly” mosque? Are the women allowed to think about praying next to a man?

(via Cynical-C)

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Stephen Hawking, in a recent interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer:

“There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works.”

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This isn’t news (or at least, it was news 5000 years ago), but I just came across the Code of Ur-Nammu.

“Judeo-Christian principles,” my ass.

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Still think tossing more people in jail has an effect on crime rates? Here are three charts about incarceration that will make you want to pull your pubic hairs out.

(via Reason)

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