Army Proclaims Day of Prayer and Fasting… on Passover

The U.S. Army’s Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, has decided to proclaim today a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” (PDF) Whereas the Chaplaincy, as spiritual leaders, model faith and belief in the Hand of God to intervene in the course of history and individual lives; I therefore call the Chaplaincy to a [Read More...]

Scary Excerpt from Quiverfull: Part 1

I’ve been reading Kathryn Joyce‘s Quiverfull and several passages scare the living $#!& out of me. Like this one, describing a woman who wants to keep knocking out those Christian babies: Nancy Campbell is far more explicit in speculating about the implications of the natalist theology she teaches. When godly people stop having children, we [Read More...]

Ray Comfort Gives “Apology” for the Banana Video

Ray Comfort is best known for embarrassing himself with his infamous “bananas are the atheists’ worst nightmare” video. He actually makes another similar argument against evolution using a Coke can. Just watch it here. It’s fantastic: Now, Comfort is pesudo-apologizing for the banana video, saying atheists took it completely out of context. But in an [Read More...]

My Non-Debate with a Christian Pastor (Reloaded)

I posted before about my non-debate with a Christian pastor. (Jay Gamelin and I took questions from the audience — via moderators — and talked about faith and atheism and politics and stereotypes and all things entertaining.) A longer video of the event is now available. It’s broken up into two parts but you can [Read More...]

What Happened to Fundies Say the Darndest Things?

Once, there was a hilarious website called Fundies Say the Darndest Things! which chronicled embarrassing quotations said by Fundamentalist Christians in chat rooms, blog comment threads, and their own websites. On March 1st, the website went into “read only” mode unable to be updated. It’s been a good run, but the FSTDT archive is going [Read More...]