Confidence in Organized Religion at an All-Time Low, Says Gallup

How much confidence do you have in the church/organized religion? That’s the question Gallup recently asked people. Then they grouped together the people who had a “Great Deal” or “Quite a Lot” of confidence in the church. Even combined, the resulting trend has a beautiful downward slope: In 1973, “the church or organized religion” was [Read More…]

Vandals Tag South Carolina Church with Atheist Phrases… but We’re Going to Make Things Better

Sometime between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, a vandal (or maybe more than one of them) spray-painted the following messages on the property of Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Irmo, South Carolina: But that wasn’t enough. The vandal(s) came back Sunday night to graffiti this on the side of the building: I don’t know [Read More…]

That’s What You’re Afraid Of…?!

“How to keep my child…” as seen on Google AutoFill: (Thanks to @OlivawR for the link) [Read more…]

Katie Holmes: Out of the Frying Pan…

I haven’t really followed the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce story because… well… who cares. But if it’s true that Scientology was the reason she left him and she wants to return to Catholicism, then this headline from The Daily Mash, a British satirical site, is perfect “I’m starting with the Pope and all his colourful [Read More…]

Her View of the Colorado Wildfires

Kaleena Menke lives in Colorado and she has a powerful piece at the Foundation Beyond Belief blog about what the wildfires look like from her perspective: I was still in Ohio finishing up my week volunteering as a camp counselor for Camp Quest when the Waldo Canyon Fire started near my childhood home in Colorado [Read More…]