An Indiana State Park May Soon Be Home to a Statue of a Kneeling Soldier in Front of a Christian Cross

Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty, Indiana is about to receive a large veterans memorial statue featuring a kneeling soldier… and you totally know where this is going:

If that doesn’t scream “America is a Christian Nation,” I don’t know what does. It’s like a Stephen Colbert wet dream, with an eagle, a soldier, and a cross all in one.

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Condemns Upcoming Black Mass

Last month, there was a controversy in Oklahoma when the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu church scheduled a Black Mass at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. In case you’re unfamiliar, a Black Mass distorts and inverts a traditional Catholic Mass, and that offends certain Catholics who believe their traditions are the only ones that matter and cannot be mocked in any way. What really sets them off is the fact that a supposedly consecrated communion wafer may be used in the evening’s festivities.

Because the Civic Center is a public facility, officials had no choice but to allow the ritual to take place there. Even if the symbolism is offensive to some, it’s not reason enough to reject the group.

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Court Rules Against Texas Parents Who Stopped Homeschooling Their Nine Kids Because “They Were Going To Be Raptured”

One of the biggest concerns I have about the Christian homeschooling movement is that its proponents usually oppose any form of regulation. They don’t want anyone checking up on parents to make sure they’re doing the bare minimum necessary to educate their children, a stance that allows neglectful parents to slip through the cracks.

Michael McIntyre and Laura McIntyre are perfect examples of what I’m talking about. In 2004, they removed all nine of their children from a private school so they could be homeschooled. But Michael’s brother Tracy said he “never observed the children pursuing traditional schoolwork” when they were supposed to be learning.

The reason?

Tracy overhead one of the McIntyre children tell a cousin that they did not need to do schoolwork because they were going to be raptured.


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Comedian Ian Harris Jokes About The God Delusion and the Meaning of “Theory”

Comedian Ian Harris has a new special out called “Critical & Thinking” with plenty of bits about religion and science. The clips below focus on The God Delusion and evolution. Really great material:



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RIP, Robin Williams

Well, shit. Comedian, actor, and all-around lovable personality Robin Williams is dead. Paul Fidalgo reminds us that no amount of success can overcome depression regardless of what we think, and JT Eberhard offers an additional take on the mental health aspect of his passing.



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