How Many Mistakes Can You Spot in This Christian Children’s Book About Spiders?

Normally, if I have an issue with religious books targeted at children, it’s that the authors are teaching their beliefs as facts.

But reader Lauren recently came across a Christian book explaining spiders and snakes and the like to children… and found some other kinds of mistakes:

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Did the Hobby Lobby Decision Make You Want to #KnitABrick?

What was your reaction to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling? The staffers at the Secular Coalition for America were angry, but they know that anger alone won’t change anything. They opted instead to create a visual that might stick in people’s heads when they’re in the voting booth (or, in the case of members of Congress, voting on legislation).

It’s a giant wall of separation between church and state, and they’re inviting everyone to #KnitABrick (get it?):

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Tom Petty’s New Album Includes a Track Condemning the Catholic Church for Covering Up Sexual Abuse

Singer Tom Petty‘s new album Hypnotic Eye comes out later this month and the vinyl edition includes a bonus track all about sex abuse victims in the Catholic Church. In an interview with Billboard magazine, he explained the motivation behind the song “Playing Dumb”:

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This Is What Religious Indoctrination Looks Like, Courtesy of a Christian Summer Camp

When little children throw their hands in the air, stream tears down their faces, and attempt to speak in tongues at the behest of adults around them, is it out of sincere religious conviction or peer pressure?

The correct answer is: Who cares; You should be horrified by this:

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Mass Shootings Occur Because the Killers Don’t Believe in the Afterlife, Says Writer Who Makes Shit Up

Why do people commit mass murders or suicide? Is it because of violent video games? Music? Their parents? Mental illness?

No, none of that stuff gets to the root of the problems, writes Megan Glavin in the Seattle Times. But don’t worry; she’s figured it all out:

our culture has abandoned a collective belief in ultimate accountability — the belief that one’s actions on Earth are somehow tied to one’s experience after physical death.

Ultimate accountability asserts that it does not matter if the evil a person does on Earth is never seen nor detected, and it does not matter if one commits suicide after committing evil. There is still judgment of some kind, and consequences to face, in eternity.

So… mass shootings happen because the killers don’t believe in the afterlife.

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