Buzzfeed vs. the Good Book

I must admit, this is not territory I expected Buzzfeed to cover, and yet here we are. The irreverent listicle king of the interwebz delves into theology with its roundup, “The 16 Most Bizarre Moments In The Bible.” [Click headline for more...] [Read more...]

Catholic TV Program Answers the Question, ‘What the Hell?’

Thanks to a tip from reader Ed, I can present to you the following video clip from an Eternal World Television Network (ETWN) program describing Hell, as best as the Catholic Church currently accepts and understands it.

Most of it will be familiar, descriptions of souls suffering from shame, regret, and despair (which sounds like real life so far), but also notes that damned souls are “continually tormented in all their senses, but in priecely what way, we do not know. [Click headline for more...] [Read more...]

E.W. Jackson: Calling Out My Positions is Persecution

The Virginia GOP sure knows how to pick ‘em. Its candidate for Lt. Governor is going out of his way to induce a collective facepalm amongst non-wingers everywhere. (And when’s the last time you had even heard of, let alone were incensed by a candidate for Lt. Governor?) E.W. Jackson, already a circus-on-wheels of wingnuttery, is tired of being, well, quoted. [Click headline for more...] [Read more...]

Rationalist Festival in India Given the Go-Ahead by Court

A court in India has reportedly given the OK to an atheist organization to hold a “rationalist festival” in the city of Chennai in September, after being denied permission by local police. The particular organization is unnamed in the media about the event that I’ve seen.
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A Podcast That is Accidentally Relevant to Your Interests

As he handed me the keys to his blog earlier, Hemant kindly plugged my new podcast, which I launched in July, almost entirely for my own amusement. The gist was that I happen to know a lot of interesting and smart people, and gee, might it be neat to interview them, since I want to do a podcast anyway. Therefore, the Obcast was born.

When I set out on my project, my intention was to keep the potential topics of discussion as broad as possible, and not be just another skeptic show. [Click headline for more...] [Read more...]


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