Jesus Ultrasound Billboard

A group called Cincinnati Right to Life is putting up five billboards with the following images: That’s Fetus Jesus with a Halo. (Which is also a great band name.) This leads to a number of questions: When the mother gives birth, will the halo produce complications? Christmas does start with Christ. Thank you, Captain Obvious. [Read More…]

Pat Robertson on Marijuana

It’s newsworthy because it rarely happens: Pat Robertson said something reasonable. He was talking about America’s marijuana policy: “There’s something else we’ve got to recognize. We’re locking up people who take a couple of puffs of marijuana, and the next thing you know, they’ve got ten years. They’ve got mandatory sentences. These judges say, they [Read More…]

A New American Atheists Billboard: You Know They’re All Scams

The American Atheists billboard near the Lincoln Tunnel got more than its money’s worth of publicity over the past month: That billboard has now been taken down, and there’s a new billboard in its place: That one’s put up by the Times Square Church (based in Manhattan). It’s fine — they’re allowed to have it [Read More…]

Jesus and a Flamenco Singer

Reader Likundu was in San Fernando (Spain) and took a picture of a tile mosaic on the wall of an old building. On it were two well-known figures: On the left? Flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla. On the right? Jesus Nazareno. Not just Jesus, mind you, but Jesus Nazareno, a wooden sculpture that people [Read More…]

What a War on Christmas Really Looks Like

To Bill Donohue, Bill O’Reilly, and everyone else at Fox News Channel: There is no War on Christmas. This ad, no matter what you think it does, does not threaten Christmas or Christians: The next story, however, is what a War on Christmas really would look like, and it’s horrifying: On December 18, Hindu fundamentalists [Read More…]