The Devil in Me

If you missed This American Life over the weekend, the overall theme was “The Devil in Me.” It was about “people trying to exorcize their inner demons.” The third act was worth hearing. It features Dave Dickerson, who for a long while, was a member of a Charismatic Christian church (the faith healing, speaking-in-tongue types). [Read More...]

Jesus Remarks Censored; “Dick in a Box” Considered for Primetime

Man, you go to work for a day and miss out on all the fun news… Kathy Griffin won a creative arts Emmy for her reality show “My Life on the D-List” the other night. Here was her acceptance speech: Can you believe this shit? I guess hell froze over… A lot of people come [Read More...]


Let me quote submitter Bjorn on this one: Who said fundies were boring? I’m sure Ted Haggard would approve. [tags]atheist, atheism, fundamentalist, Christian[/tags] [Read more...]

Are These Letters Common?

Metroblossom was the victim of proselytization. Though he didn’t have to deal with anyone face to face. He got a letter in the mail. From a stranger. A handwritten letter: It probably won’t do much good, but it gets points for creativity. I’d at least read what the letter said. That’s more than I can [Read More...]

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Faith

GQ has an article on The Barack which includes this lovely little anecdote: There are several black clergymen here, and when Obama encounters one of them, it’s as if they share a secret language, one Obama learned in the early ’80s, toiling as an idealistic college grad organizing churches on Chicago’s South Side. “Reverend, so [Read More...]