Beware Beach Baptisms: the Lord Giveth and He Taketh Away

Short of a miracle, Benito Flores is lost at sea and must be presumed dead. He gave his life to help other people get all wet baptized.

A California man remains missing a day after he was swept out to sea during an ocean baptism.

Benito Flores, 43, was among several people helping his cousin, Pastor Maurigro Cervantes, baptize a man near the Guadalupe Dunes Preserve north of Santa Barbara.

Two others were swept out by a huge wave but were able to swim to shore.



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Did Atheist Author Barbara Ehrenreich Have a Pretty Brain Fart, or Did She Truly Experience ‘A Wild God’?

Journalist Barbara Ehrenreich‘s new book is about to be released. It’s a memoir — her first — called Living With a Wild God.

A “Wild God”? Isn’t Ehrenreich an avowed atheist?

This is in the publisher’s description over at Amazon:

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Murderer, 84, Says No to Earthly Justice; Would Like to Settle Deadly Dispute Over Cable TV in the Afterlife

In Minneapolis, an 84-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his son, 36, who’d refused to buy the old man a cable TV subscription.

Pang Se Vang is charged with second-degree murder for the shooting death of his son, 36-year-old Chue Vang.



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Quadruple Score: Drunk, Speeding Priest Is Found In Possession of Pot, Guns

Alaska parish priest Sean P. Thomson broke the law in four different ways last week when he got pulled over for speeding and the trooper discovered that the good shepherd was drunk out of his skull (at three times the legal limit) and in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Also, the padre was carrying two firearms, one of which he allegedly failed to declare when asked.



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Saudi Arabia Doubles Down on Atheism; New Laws Declares It Equivalent to Terrorism

We’ve seen before how Saudi pundits find it easy to conflate atheism and terrorism, but now it’s official: Saudi Arabia’s new terrorism laws say outright that nonbelievers and others who commit thought crime are the same as violent terrorists.



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