Should Churches Offer De-Baptism Services?

I’ve mentioned the notion of de-baptisms before — renouncing your childhood faith at a later age. De-baptism certificates took off in Italy last year and they’ve spread to London: More than 100,000 people have recently downloaded “certificates of de-baptism” from the Internet to renounce their Christian faith. The initiative launched by a group called the [Read More...]

Breakdown of Family Guy: Brian Becomes An Atheist

In case you missed Family Guy last night (like I did because Jim Gaffigan‘s stand-up special was on Comedy Central and that man is awesome), Brian officially came out as an atheist. Incidentally, Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the show, is also an atheist. The show is available on Hulu (sorry, non-Americans!) and the best [Read More...]

Should “God” Be Capitalized?

Writer Ellis J. Biderson makes the argument that we need to fix our rules of capitalization when it comes to religion: … why provide God with the same artifactual honor as Parcheesi, the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Civil War, minor-league hockey teams, Santa Claus, and, for that matter, the word Flatulence when it begins a sentence? [Read More...]

Why We Don’t Need to Worry About Global Warming

This is Rep. John Shimkus from Illinois. He represents much of the south half of the state (more rural and more Christian). Here’s Shimkus at a hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment earlier in the week. Money quote: The Earth will end only when God declares it’s time to be over. [Read More...]

From the Mouths of Fundamentalist Christians

All text from the following video was taken directly from “online Christian fundamentalist forums.” And by that, I believe they’re referring to Fundies Say the Darndest Things. The actors definitely got the smugness down… The best bit begins at the 2:10 mark. (via sliptivity and Reddit) [Read more...]