Jesus in an Armchair

Do you see Jesus in this picture? I don’t. I’m trying. I think they’re just playing a trick on us. The pareidolia is working overtime. Those ladies say they see him: Judith Ellen and Judith Lynn “Judy” Lanier, mother and daughter, have handed out hundreds of photographs of a plum-colored armchair in their Irvine living [Read More...]

Can You Hand Out Bibles Near Public Schools?

This disturbing email comes courtesy of a reader who is also a teacher: I teach public school at the 8th grade level in Tacoma, WA. Yesterday after school, I noticed a number of older men outside the school handing out Bibles to my 10 to 14-year-old students as they left the building, many of the [Read More...]

An Atheist Birth Video?

Not trying to feed the troll, but this is too funny to pass up. Below is a video of a birthing simulation. The dummy delivers a baby in a variety of situations (like breech birth) and midwives and obstetricians-in-training can practice their skills. Apparently, this Christian conservative doesn’t understand childbirth: I am absolutely disgusted by [Read More...]

Why Are Churchgoers More Likely to Support Torture?

For some reason, white evangelical Christians are more likely to support torture than the rest of us: More than half of people who attend services at least once a week — 54 percent — said the use of torture against suspected terrorists is “often” or “sometimes” justified. Only 42 percent of people who “seldom or [Read More...]

Miss California Speaks at Christian College

It’s two of your favorite things in one place: Liberty University and Miss California Carrie Prejean. Prejean talks about her “persecution” at the 3:10 mark: I liked how she says she’s not sure if the whole Perez Hilton question was a setup… Then later says she had to choose his name from a jar. That’s [Read More...]