Maybe We Should Be Helping Out the Psychics

Stephan PastisPearls Before Swine comic strip today pretty much illustrates why skeptics should avoid psychics. It’s not likely to go well.

And you don’t even need supernatural powers to predict that.



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Dibs on the Dragon Meat

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In the U.S., 49% of Former Catholics Have Left Organized Religion for Good

Last week, the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Religion News Service released a comprehensive survey of American Catholics, and we’re still getting reports on what they found.

The latest analysis focuses on where ex-Catholics go — to another religion or out of the game altogether? — and the answer won’t surprise you.

About half of the people who leave Catholicism become “Unaffiliated,” essentially saying goodbye to organized religion altogether:



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Joshua Feuerstein: Putting Kim Davis in Jail Means the “Christian Holocaust Has Officially Begun”

Vertical-video-addict Joshua Feuerstein, last seen showing his children how to fire guns in the backyard, now says the jailing of Kim Davis amounts to a “Christian holocaust“:



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The “Atheist” Neo-Nazi Just Convicted of Triple Murder Was No Atheist

In April of 2014, white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr., also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, shot and killed a boy, the boy’s grandfather, and a woman near a Kansas Jewish community center while shouting “Heil Hitler!” In a dark twist of fate, all three victims were white Christians. This week, Miller was convicted of capital murder. At his trial, he said he “wanted to kill Jews, not people,” and responded to the verdict with “Sieg Heil” and a Nazi salute.

Miller, who ran for several offices including U.S. House and Senate, has been described as “one of the pioneers in the modern hate world” and “a central figure of the white power movement.”

CNN has reported that Miller is a neo-pagan who also “self-identified as an atheist,” who uses anti-Christian rhetoric.

Here I take a deep dive into that characterization, and I will explain at the end why I think it’s worth the effort.

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