God Hates Scott Lively

It's endlessly ridiculous, and thus endlessly amusing, when the Christian right confidently declares that each and every natural disaster or bad weather event is proof that God is angry with us, coincidentally for whatever they themselves are angry about (usually gay people, of course). So what happens when a tornado interrupts a fundraiser for one of the most vile bigots in existence, Scott Lively? JoeMyGod gives us the answer: … [Read more...]

Markell: Pope Francis Might Be the ‘False Prophet’

End-times radio host Jan Markell fancies herself an expert on Biblical eschatology, a designation that always makes me chuckle. It's like claiming to be an oracle for the Greek pantheon of gods, you're claiming to be an "expert" in something that does not exist. But she's been studying up and she thinks Pope Francis is the "false prophet" in their weird interpretation of the Bible that supposedly presages the second coming of Christ. … [Read more...]

Josh Duggar Had an Ashley Madison Account!

I know this is the atheist channel and all, but sometimes I come across something that makes me think there may be a god and that she loves me very much. Like when Donald Trump decided to run for president, supplying me with an endless string of dumb statements to make fun of. Well now she's at it again with the news that Josh Duggar, formerly of the Family Research Council, had an account at Ashley Madison seeking women who were not his wife to do ungodly things to one another. … [Read more...]

Ladies and Gentlemen, Christian Rap

I grew up listening to a lot of Christian rock, most of which, in retrospect, really sucked. But nothing could have prepared me for the horrors of Christian rap. Here are a couple videos that will probably leave your jaw on the floor as they did mine. This is spectacularly bad. … [Read more...]

The Moral Relativism of Fundamentalist Christianity

Greta Christina points out something that I've been saying for years about Christian fundamentalism, which is that despite its almost constant criticism of atheism as necessarily entailing "moral relativism," its own moral view is, of necessity, a relativist one. She starts by quoting something written by Peter Hess of the National Center for Science Education about the first episode of the new Cosmos and its focus on the burning at the stake of Giordano Bruno: … [Read more...]

My Abiding Love for ‘God’s Not Dead’ (Spoilers)

I finally got to see God's Not Dead on Saturday night along with Jeremy Beahan, Justin Schieber and Dave Fletcher (3/4 of the Reasonable Doubts guys). I had very high expectations for the movie to shatter the unintentional comedy scale and I was certainly not disappointed. I had a blast, though admittedly it was partly because of the company I was in. There are spoilers below, so stop reading if you don't want to see them. … [Read more...]

Dan Fincke on God’s Not Dead

Dan Fincke went to see God's Not Dead, the Christian movie about an atheist philosophy professor who is such a straw man that they might as well have had him played by a scarecrow. Since Dan is an atheist philosophy professor himself, he wrote approximately 48,000 words to review the movie. In the first of his reviews, he points out just how much every single non-Christian character is conveniently created to look just like the negative stereotypes they have of them: … [Read more...]

Checkmate, Atheists

J. Lee Grady, former editor of Charisma News, has an article in that magazine with a list of 7 things that prove God is real. It's a devastating list, I'm sure you will agree. But he begins by telling us all why he feels so sad for us because he once spoke to a nasty old woman on the phone. … [Read more...]

Christian Movie Fest 2014

There are three Christian movies coming out in the next few months that I'm just dying to see, so much so that when they are all available I think we're going to have a watch party (me, Jeremy Beahan, Justin Schieber and probably a few others). We might even buy a green screen and do it MST3K style. The first is Uncommon, a movie made by Liberty University starring Erik Estrada as a Mr. Miaggi-style character who has to defend brave Christian students being persecuted for their faith: … [Read more...]

Salafist Imam: Mermaids Real, Are Halal

Fundamentalist Christians often believe some loony things, but so do fundamentalist Muslims. The Salafi Center of Manchester, for example, says that mermaids are real and they are halal, so they can be eaten if you catch one. Yes, I'm serious. … [Read more...]

Gangnam Style Video Shows Antichrist is Gay

I'm not sure who the guy in this video is, but he appears to be entirely serious. He's analyzing the now-infamous Gangnam Style video, which he says is a message directly from God about the nature of the Anti-Christ. And it apparently reveals that the Anti-Christ had a gay relationship with the False Prophet. If this was a parody, it would be fucking brilliant. … [Read more...]

God Was Her Co-Pilot

We've all seen those bumper stickers that say "God is my co-pilot," but this woman from Florida seems to have taken that a bit too seriously. After being pulled over and arrested for driving 100 mph while blowing her horn, she told the police that she was only doing what God commanded her to do: … [Read more...]