Can Catholics Eat Chicken on Fridays During Lent?

Friday night, I went to the wedding/reception of a Catholic friend. There were Bible readings and prayers and all that, but one aspect of the religion was new to me. Chicken was being served for dinner. This was a problem, though, since it’s Lent and Catholics can’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent. In 1966 [Read More...]

The Award for Christian Book of the Year Goes To…

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association announced the winners of the 2009 Christian Book Awards on Thursday. The winner for 2009 Christian Book of the Year? (Drum roll, please.) The Bible. Really. I’m shocked, I tell you. … How would you like to have been nominated in that category? “Yay! I’m up for Christian Book of [Read More...]

Ted Haggard and Wife to Appear on Divorce Court

Ted Haggard and his wife will appear on the courtroom TV show Divorce Court on April 1st (not a joke, though). They won’t be getting a divorce or anything like that. Rather, they will tell the presiding judge Lynn Toler and the viewing audience that divorce isn’t the answer. Well, if you can survive an [Read More...]

Atheist Pride Day a Success!

Considering over 4,300 participated in it (or at least said they would), I’d say Atheist Pride Day was a success. It’ll be even better the next time around, I’m sure. Speaking of which, if you’d like to be involved in the planning of making it bigger and better, join the Atheist Awareness Facebook group! (Thanks [Read More...]

Martial Arts and Pseudoscience

Reader Demyx has recently begun taking martial arts classes and enjoys them… but there’s one problem: The problem is that they’re constantly talking about “chi energy” and other pseudoscience stuff. This really bothers me. I mean, martial arts has actual health benefits (at least in the sense that I’m getting some exercise, if nothing else) [Read More...]