Australian Students Flock to Ethics Courses

There’s been a controversy in the Australian education system lately. A bit of reposting: Australian law mandates that students receive one hour of religious training per week. The Christians who run these services get tens of millions of dollars per year to make this happen. If you don’t attend these classes, you can just sit [Read More...]

Australian Church Makes Excuses for Priest Who Tried to Exorcise Handicapped Girl

You could say this headline is misleading: Priest conducts ‘bizarre’ faith healing This one’s “bizarre,” as opposed to all the others which are…? Anyway, what makes this one stand out is that the priest tried to heal a girl who was mentally and physically disabled. He tried to get her to walk. Even the parishioners [Read More...]

Did Someone Wear This At Your Wedding?

I don’t personally know the person who will soon don this… but I want him to preside over my future wedding: Now, all we need is a Flying Spaghetti Monster wedding cake and my plans will be set. Can’t think of anything else I’m forgetting… [Read more...]

You Can Soon Buy Liquor in Arizona on Sunday Mornings

Despite all the crazy laws Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer is putting into effect, she managed to get this one right. Taking effect at the end of July, you’ll be able to purchase liquor on Sundays. Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed legislation which wipes away the last vestige of special Arizona laws that regulate when [Read More...]

First Aid Kit: Hard Believer

First Aid Kit is a Swedish indie band consisting of Klara & Johanna Söderberg. I’d never heard of them until reader Andy sent me one of their videos: Gotta love lyrics like these: Well I see you’ve got your bible Your delusion imagery Well I don’t need your eternity Or your meaning to feel free [Read More...]