This gag isn’t funny

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The SLC Feminist Facebook page shared an image earlier today -- a supposedly funny family Christmas card that you've probably seen. (For copyright reasons, we can't embed the pic, but click here to see it.)I'd love to know the conversation surrounding this idea. "Hey honey! I have a great idea for our Christmas card!""What is it?""Junior and I will hold a sign saying 'Peace on earth' and you and the girls will be tied up in Christmas lights with gags in your mouths!""I don't … [Read more...]

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Charisma News Fails at Supporting the Virgin Birth

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Charisma News, a conservative religious news site, wrote an article that (apparently) offers … [Read more...]

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Kim Davis should listen to the Bible and issue marriage licenses

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It is no surprise that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is still in the news, after denying more marriage licenses since the Supreme Court told her to do her job. It is also not surprising that others have taken the biblical literalism she utilizes (though, in fact, the Bible and Jesus say nothing about gay marriage), and they have rubbed it back in her face.Those four marriages she has gone through? God does not approve. A few examples are Mark 10:2-12, 1 Corinthians 7:39, Deuteronomy 22:19, and … [Read more...]

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Monster on Sunday produce a delicious metal album

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 Monster On Sunday's album, "Baby Eater" with a release date of August 7, has hints of all the greats that I listened to growing up. Remember all those scenes from "Wayne's World" when they go to the metal clubs and head bang? When your older sibling drove you to a friends' house and blasted the album your parents thought they confiscated because it was "Satan's music"? Or even the slow dances in junior high where they played the rockin' slow jams?Maybe that's just me. But, at … [Read more...]

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Ark Encounter officials say they don’t need taxpayer money but demand it anyway

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Anyone following the Ark Encounter saga in Kentucky has seen that Answers in Genesis (AiG), the parks parent company has been moving forward with the construction of the park even after losing an $18 million tax incentive late last year. “The tax incentives, the tax rebates, have nothing to do with construction,” said Mike Zovath, chief action officer, and co-founder of AiG. “... We didn’t even include that in our budget or bond offering. That would all be used for future expansion.” This does … [Read more...]

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For only $20 you can visit the Ark Encounter construction site and view concrete pillars

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If there was ever any evidence needed to prove that the Ark Encounter does not have enough money to complete their project, this is it.The park has announced that this summer, for only $20 per vehicle, or only $10 for those gullible enough to be Answers in Genesis members, visitors can visit the Ark Encounter construction site and view the concrete pillars it has taken more than five years to install.This is the family vacation you have been waiting for!Ken Ham tells readers of the … [Read more...]

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When a non-believer faces tragedy

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I'm a medical anomaly, of sorts. Aside from being the most accident prone member of my family, breaking a wrist and getting sand lodged in my eye in one summer, I was also diagnosed with juvenile, type one, diabetes when I was seven. Needless to say, I was in and out of hospitals pretty regularly.So when I was ten and they had me get an x-ray of my chest, I didn't think much of it. At this point, I was used to new tests being done. I couldn't link the x-ray in any way with my diabetes, but I … [Read more...]

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Ken Ham says building his ark is more important than feeding the homeless

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A common question asked when the religious ask for massive sums of money for construction or personal projects is, “why not use that money for something better, like feeding the homeless?”Well, this is exactly what is being asked of Ken Ham, who is trying to raise 29.5 million dollars to build a life-size ark that he believes resembles the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible. "Nearly every time I post an update on the exciting Ark Encounter project, there seem to be those habitual complainers wh … [Read more...]

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Kentucky gubernatorial candidates weigh in on Ark Encounter tax benefits

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Kentucky's Courier-Journal posted questions and answers with Kentucky's candidates for governor to replace outbound Democrat Steve Beshear who is not eligible to run for re-election.One interesting question posed by the Courier-Journal peaked my interest: Do you favor or oppose extending $18 million in state tax rebates to the Ark Encounter project in Grant County, which has acknowledged it plans to limit its hiring to Christians? Why or why not? And the answers? RepublicansMatt … [Read more...]

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AD episode seven completely derails the biblical narrative

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AD is such a difficult series for me to follow anymore, let alone take seriously. Given how the producers had offered apologetics, rather than actual stories from the Bible, for the original Bible series from two years ago, it only makes sense that they would start showing episodes that they imagined themselves.Like in every post I have made on the show, the episode preys on the audience' uninformed ideas of history, politics, education, and government. It is apologetics disguised as … [Read more...]

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