Jurors Consulted the Bible and a Texan Now Faces the Death Penalty

Khristian Oliver murdered a man in 1999 by shooting him in the face and then beating him with his own rifle. He is scheduled to be put to death on November 5th. I have no sympathy for him. He should be behind bars for an indefinite amount of time. But he shouldn’t be put to [Read More…]

Black Jesus in an Electric Chair + a Crucified Gorilla

I rarely understand modern art, but I appreciate whenever traditional views are challenged, and this will certainly do the trick. Paul Fryer‘s newest work brings together race, religion, and a gorilla… on a crucifix: [Fryer] insists he wants to highlight the plight of the Western Lowland Gorillas, and to challenge the Christian notion that animals [Read More…]

It’s Not a Miracle; It’s Just Grilled Cheese

Believe it or not, those Jesus-in-the-food “miracles” don’t prevent catastrophes from happening. I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked. (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more…]

Is the Catholic Church a Force for Good in the World?

This poll closes tomorrow. And the votes “Against” the motion are currently down… (Thanks to Richard for the link!) [Read more…]

How Is the Racist Judge Like a Christian Pharmacist?

I suspect by now, you’ve heard about how a judge in Louisiana refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple. … [Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace for Tangipahoa Parish’s 8th Ward] told Hammond’s Daily Star in a story published Thursday that he was concerned for the children who might be born of [Read More…]