Surrogate Mothers Make Baby Jesus Cry

Conservative Christian columnist Julie Roys just added a new group to the list of People Who Make God Upset: Surrogate mothers.

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More Annoying Atheist Clichés

Over a year ago, Vic Wang wrote up a list of annoying things that atheists say that we really need to stop saying. Over the past year, he’s added to his list to include these gems: Saying that religious claims “don’t make sense”: It’s true there are countless religious claims which don’t make sense, and [Read More...]

Can You Solve These Clues From Jeopardy’s ‘Bible Violence’ Category?

If you missed Tuesday’s episode of “Jeopardy!” then you missed out on an entire category dedicated to “Bible Violence”:

You can see the clues right here.

How many did you get right? (I missed the last two. For shame…)

(Thanks to @LukeMorris for the link!)

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Congressman Rush Holt Once Again Recognizes Darwin Day in the House of Representatives

Yesterday, Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) introduced H. Res. 467 (now available for viewing) on the floor of the House, expressing his support for the recognition of February 12th as Darwin Day:

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“We’re pleased to join Rep. Holt again in support of a Congressional resolution honoring Darwin’s contributions to science and humanity,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “Too many people are being influenced by the dangerous creationism and so-called ‘intelligent design’ movements, and it’s time for others in Congress to stand up for true science.”

Last year, Holt introduced identical legislation as did Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) in 2011:

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Christian Movie’s Best Original Song Oscar Nomination Rescinded After Shady Campaign for Inclusion in the Category

Two weeks ago, when the Academy Award nominees were announced, there was a surprise inclusion in the category for Best Original Song: “Alone, Yet Not Alone” from a little-known Christian movie of the same name, written by Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel and sung by Joni Eareckson Tada.

The song was in a lineup that included “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “Ordinary Love” by U2. Even Tada, a quadriplegic, was pleasantly shocked that the song made it in:

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