Christians and the Virtual Rumor Mill

Robert Marus & Ken Camp of the Associated Baptist Press ask a very interesting question in a recent article: “What does virtual rumor-mongering say about Christians?” It seems Christians are prone to sending out those wacky emails that say ridiculous, untrue things. Madalyn Murray O’Hair is trying to ban religious programming on television. (She was [Read More...]

Jesus in an IKEA Toilet

It’s not the picture of Jesus on a toilet door in an IKEA that made me laugh. It was the caption…: Jesus, or possibly Gandalf, as spotted on the door of the gents’ toilets in a Glasgow branch of Ikea Photo: JOHN GUNION — THE SUN Beautiful. Though I don’t get how the image is [Read More...]

Italian National Day of Debaptism

In Italy, the Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR) are planning their second annual Debaptism this Sunday. Last year, over a thousand people filled out the forms declaring their intent to no longer be listed on the Catholic Church rolls. UAAR is hoping for even more this year. In a loose translation, this posting [Read More...]

Chicago Coalition of Reason Billboard Goes Up

Today, the Chicago Coalition of Reason premiered our billboard in the heart of the city, on the corner of LaSalle Blvd. and Grand Ave. in River North: (Photo courtesy of Dan Fester) I don’t know if it’ll be controversial. Why would it be? Unless you’re deluded enough to think goodness only derives from belief in [Read More...]

The Simpsons vs. Bill Donohue

In case you missed The Simpsons this weekend, they aired their annual Halloween episode: “Treehouse of Horrors XX.” One of the shorts was “Don’t Have a Cow, Mankind,” and it deals with a zombie-creating burger that infects all who eat it. Bart eats a burger and manages to stay safe, though, so he is referred [Read More...]