Doctoral Student Says Video Games Equate Religion with Violence

Greg Perreault, a doctoral student from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is getting some publicity for a recent presentation he made at the Center for Media Religion and Culture Conference on Digital Religion. (Yep. That’s a thing.) His finding: “… Many newer-generation video games equate religion with violence in the game narratives.” Perreault [Read More…]

New Zealand Billboard Claims That Jesus Cures Cancer

So, this is a real billboard that the Equippers Church in New Zealand just put up: You can’t see it in that picture, but there are currently six lines on it, representing the six people who have been “healed” from cancer by Jesus… even though the six people are using modern medicine to treat their [Read More…]

Rick Santorum Is Wrong About Church/State Separation

Rick Santorum doesn’t believe in church/state separation and that should frighten everybody, religious and non-religious. Here’s the relevant excerpt from his interview on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, regarding the speech President John F. Kennedy made in which he spoke out in favor of church/state separation: STEPHANOPOULOS: That speech has been read, as you [Read More…]

Interfaith Coalition Asks Candidates to Keep Religion Out of Politics

Gotta give religious groups credit where it’s due. An interfaith coalition has put out a statement asking political candidates to keep their faith out of politics: There is a point… where an emphasis on religion in a political campaign becomes inappropriate and even unsettling in a religiously diverse society such as ours. Appealing to voters [Read More…]

Yes, There Are Atheist Nurses

This article by Christina Feist-Heilmeier was brought to my attention over the weekend, though I’m not sure how old it is. How many lies can you spot? Of all the hundreds of nurses I have known, I have never known one who is an atheist. Just as there are no atheists in fox holes, there [Read More…]