Help My Friend Win This Contest?

Several weeks ago, I asked readers to help out my friend Kim in a contest in which she was entered: The Cirkus Prinsessan Festival is a competition/showcase in Sweden for female circus artists. They are searching for the “world’s best female performer” and 14 candidates will advance to the finals. 13 chosen by a panel [Read More...]

A Creationist Zoo in the UK

We know what the Creation Museum in Kentucky is like… but what about Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in the UK? … the zoo’s owner Anthony Bush seems in no doubt that there is a moral, didactic purpose to the enterprise. “From the outside, our farm is not overtly Christian,” he once told the Church Times. [Read More...]

Comedian Patton Oswalt Explains the Origin of Religion

Here’s comedian Patton Oswalt, from his latest standup special My Weakness Is Strong!, explaining how religion was invented. It has to do with cake. (Thanks to Josh for the link!) [Read more...]

Transformed by $26

Mojoey has a nice, short story on his site about how easy it can be to be generous and what that generosity can do for others: When he knocked on my door to ask for a loan, he said he needed cash to get across town to visit a free clinic. I gave him everything [Read More...]

Evolution of a Trumpet Player Shirt Banned in Missouri

A high school band in Sedalia, Missouri came up with these cute shirts showing the “evolution” of a trumpet player: Those shirts will no longer be worn, though, because religious parents complained: [Assistant Superintendent Brad] Pollitt said the district is required by law to remain neutral where religion is concerned. “If the shirts had said [Read More...]