A Couple More Cartoons on Science, Religion, and the Bible

The editorial cartoon by Chris OBrion of The Roanoke Times illustrates the importance of not giving preference to one religion in the classroom. It’s not like we need to ignore religion altogether, though. A Comparative Religions class would put the faiths on the same level and allow for (I imagine) very interesting discussions. The next [Read More...]

The Baby Jump

Since 1620, residents of Castrillo de Murcia (Spain) have been holding a baby jump to ward off the devil. Yep. A baby jump. Like this: Jumpers dressed as the Colacho, a character representing the Devil, bounded over clusters of bemused infants laid out on mattresses. So far this year, no babies have been injured. Which [Read More...]

How Sane is Your Website?

It’s not a Jessica Hagy work, but the Venn diagram does make a good point: The never-ending CAPS LOCK comments usually do it for me. CAPS with Bible verses are even scarier. Bible verses alone? Not scary. Plenty of atheist blogs quote the Bible. How do you know you’re looking at a website you wont [Read More...]

The Best Church of God… No, Really

Now here’s a church I could get on board with. A number of people, religious and not, have already attended services. Just to give you a preview: It’s located directly above Chicago’s Second City comedy haven… From the Chicago Sun-Times article by Mike Thomas: … the interactive and sometimes hyperactive Best Church (www.bestchurchofgod.org) isn’t your [Read More...]

Atheist Children

From lol god: Yep… the pastor’s reaction is pretty much how we atheists feel when a religious couple says they have a “Christian” or “Catholic” child. It doesn’t make a lot of sense. The children are not yet old enough to know what they are. It’s a point that Richard Dawkins makes very clear in [Read More...]