Good Advice if You’re Going to The Amazing Meeting

The YouTubers at SkepticallyPwnd put together this fantastic list of rules for anyone attending The Amazing Meeting this summer.

(#2 for the win.)



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A Non-Compete Clause for Christ

If you’re a leader in Pastor Mark Driscoll‘s Mars Hill Church network, and you leave the business ministry for any reason, a clause in your contract prevents you from being a church leader anywhere within a ten mile radius from another Mars Hill church.

Which means you really can’t go anywhere in the Seattle area, as you can see in this picture by @piratechristian:



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Once Again, Judges Throw Out Atheists’ Lawsuit That Would Have Removed ‘In God We Trust’ from U.S. Currency

Last year, Michael Newdow, the atheist who took his case to remove “Under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Supreme Court nearly a decade ago, filed a complaint in a New York district court in order to remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency:

The plaintiffs included Newdow, his mother, the New York City Atheists, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, several families (with children), while the defendants included the U.S. Congress and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.

At the time, I wrote that I didn’t think anyone would really take the complaint seriously, legal arguments notwithstanding, especially after seeing the list of “damages” incurred by the plaintiffs:

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Anti-Gay Christian Group: “Refuse to Accept Mail… if it is Postmarked with the Harvey Milk Stamp”

Christian hate groups complain whenever they’re referred to as hate groups. But when you see how the American Family Association is responding to the postage stamp honor assassinated gay politician Harvey Milk, it’s hard to avoid that label:

According to a press release from the AFA, here’s how Christians should handle the matter (emphasis theirs):

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Son of Pastor Who Died from Snake Bite Nearly Dies from Snake Bite

What’s that old saying… Once bitten, twice shy?

Cody Coots (below) never got the memo.

Even though his snake-handling father Pastor Jamie Coots died from a rattlesnake bite earlier this year, the younger Coots said at the time that if he were bitten, he would just send the paramedics away as his dad did.

Yesterday, that claim was tested:

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