Von Daniken’s Delusion: Setting the Stage

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  I titled this portion Setting the Stage for an important reason. This is exactly what von Daniken is doing in his second chapter, When Our Spaceships Landed on Earth. He begins the chapter with an introduction in space travel and our then-current abilities to do so. The scenario he is setting is simple: We develop a spacecraft able to travel to a distant sun in around 150 years (since this book was released in 1970, that would place this event around 2120).He writes,“The s … [Read more...]

Von Daniken’s Delusion: Do Aliens Exist?

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To bring everyone up to speed, in my previous post I explained my agenda. My wish is to explore Erich von Daniken's book Chariots of the Gods.It's very clear what von Daniken's position is: Human beings were influenced by other-worldly beings in our past. In order for him to suggest such a claim, he begins Chariots of the Gods with a chapter titled, “Are There Intelligent Beings in the Cosmos?” It is my contention that his agenda goes as such: "If I can show there is a possibility for life … [Read more...]

Breaking: Bobby Jindal Unaware of History or Bible

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 Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, came out very recently to defend his choice to headline at an event for hate group American Family Association. This group has been labelled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because they hold an anti-LGBTQ position.Jindal, a Hindu-born-turned-Catholic conservative, said, at the end of his prayer service with AFA, "our god wins", slighting anyone that, perhaps, is not Catholic, let alone Christian. His … [Read more...]

Bryan Sikes is No Hero

On January 18, Michael Moore, the documentary film maker behind "Sicko", "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine", posted a tweet stating "My uncle killed by sniper in WW2. We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot you in the back. Snipers aren't heroes. And invaders r worse [SIC]". He posted this in light of the movie "American Sniper" being released and helping people understand the problems that the movie creates. Namely the xenophobia, racism, and the glorification of a war that … [Read more...]

Ken Ham attempts to dispute the Ark Encounter attendance study

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Well we all knew this was coming.Ken Ham has taken to the Answers in Genesis website to dispute "atheist propaganda" against the Ark Encounter and the new report released this week by Hunden Strategic Partners which estimated that the park would receive around 325,000 visitors in its first year, compared to the predictions made by AiG in which they claimed 1.2 million.The first bit of misleading information Ham replies to a paragraph in the Lexington Herald-Leader which reads,Ken … [Read more...]

Christian fundamentalists send Richard Dawkins some love letters

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Christian's say the darndest things.Below is a video posted by the Richard Dawkins Foundation in which Dawkins reads emails sent him by his loving admirers. … [Read more...]

Official report finds Ark Encounter executives inflated attendance projections

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Updated: 01/21/15, 1:17pmWhen the Ark Encounter filed their request for an 18 million dollar tax incentive last year they had to submit to a review by Hunden Strategic Partners in Chicago to review and evaluate the parks projected attendance to qualify for such subsidies.According to the Courier-Journal, The study was commissioned by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet as part of its review of Ark Encounter's application for up to $18.25 million in state tax … [Read more...]

Why doesn’t Ken Ham understand religious liberty?

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What is religious liberty? Well if you really want to know, the worst person you could ask would be Ken Ham, but he is going to tell you anyway.Ham has posted a new blog titled, What’s Happening to America’s Free Exercise of Religion?In it, he claims that the right to freely exercise religious beliefs is under attack in the US, meaning he thinks his right to demand religious privilege is under attack.Ham writes, [...] We are seeing an increasing number of examples where the free exer … [Read more...]

MLK, Facts, and Values

To mark Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I thought it was important to note how the civil rights leader felt about the conflict between science and religion. In short, he felt that there was not one to speak of.In his book Strength to Love, King discusses how "Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values." King saw religion as more of a social/cultural feature; it was the ability to understand our fellow man and how to treat each other. And, while he felt they were two … [Read more...]

My Husband’s Not Gay is a dangerous and irresponsible program

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The following is a guest post by Thomas EsselLast Sunday, TLC aired their controversial special My Husband's Not Gay. The show follows four stereotypically gay men as they try to be stereotypically straight men so that God won't burn them in hell forever. The producers of this hard-hitting drama have brilliantly managed to combine two things that fascinate and frighten every idiot in Middle America – Mormons and gay people.All of the men are LDS and claim to "suffer" from homosexuality, w … [Read more...]


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