Canadian Reserve Army Chaplain Claims There Are No Atheists in Foxholes

Donald MacGillivray (below), a reserve army chaplain in Canada, made a ridiculous comment in an opinion piece for the Cape Breton Post:

War is about life and death and because it is so, it raises questions about meaning. All people search for meaning, as it is part of what it is to be human.

That old expression: “There are no atheists in foxholes,” I think really rings true because these big life questions are pondered perhaps a bit more by those involved in war.

Of course, there are plenty of atheists in foxholes. There are organizations dedicated to atheists in foxholes. There are intelligent atheists who think very deeply about the “big life questions” precisely because they serve in the military. It’s not just ignorance on MacGillivray’s part; it’s slander.

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This is What Christian Persecution Really Looks Like

American Christians love to talk about how they’re so persecuted. Despite being in the majority, despite their faith being a benefit in a political campaign, despite the fact that there are multiple churches in pretty much every city. As Jon Stewart memorably said of conservative Christians, “you have confused a War on Religion with not getting everything you want.”

But if you want to see what it looks like when Christianity isn’t the favored religion and actually needs some defending, just look to Whezhou, China:

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Texas School District Wins Court Battle to Prevent Billboard at Football Games

The Lubbock Independent School District in Texas is home to Lowrey Field, where the four high schools in the area play their home football games. The 8,500-seat stadium also houses a digital billboard where companies like Whataburger, Fuddruckers, and United Supermarkets pay for ads to run during the big games.

So, naturally, the man behind wanted to place an ad there, too:

(The website has nothing to do with tattoos, by the way. It’s just one guy’s failed idea of a “hip” way to convert teens to Christianity.)

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Anti-Evolution GOP Candidate for SC Superintendent of Education Wants Intelligent Design Taught in Schools

There are plenty of candidates vying to become the Republican nominee for state superintendent of education in South Carolina — and if Tuesday’s debate was any indication, many of them don’t give a damn about science.

Candidate Sheri Few (below), in particular, supports a proposed state standard that would have students “construct scientific arguments that seem to support and scientific arguments that seem to discredit Darwinian natural selection.”

You can see her spouting her anti-evolution nonsense at 41:35 in the video below:

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The Left Behind Trailer is So Bad, It’s Not Even Trying to Pander to a Christian Audience

It’s not often you see such a big-budget trailer for a movie that’ll probably debut inside a Walmart clearance rack.

But just for your viewing pleasure, here’s Nicolas Cage in Left Behind:

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