Columnist Trashes “The Book of Mormon” Musical… Even Though He Didn’t See It

“The Book of Mormon” musical recently opened in Salt Lake City for the first time and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. (As it should be, because that musical is fantastic.)

Jim Bennett, however, is not a fan. He slammed the show in a critique for the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News:

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A Song About Letting Go of Your Imaginary Friends

Peter D’Angelo, a composer who normally creates music for TV and film, put together another nifty atheist-friendly rock song. This one’s called “Imaginary Friends”:

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A Glimpse Into the Life of a Child Raised as a Jehovah’s Witness

In a short film called Dios por el Cuello (God by the Neck), director José Trigueiros shows you what it’s like to grow up as a Jehovah’s Witness, unable to attend birthday parties and being used as a pawn to advance the Church’s agenda.

It’s in Spanish but includes English subtitles:

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Matthew O’Neil Sings “Good Without God”

Matthew O’Neil just released a short album featuring songs with a godless bent:

Here’s one of the tracks, “Good Without God“:

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Smoker Eddie Van Halen Blames His Tongue Cancer on Guitar Picks & Electromagnetic Energy

We often hear religious people go to absurd lengths to explain things that have perfectly natural explanations. (What caused that tornado? Gay people, not weather patterns.)

So when a rock star does something similar, might as well call him out on it.

Eddie Van Halen, who appears on the cover of the latest Billboard magazine, has a very odd explanation for losing “one-third of his tongue to a cancer that eventually drifted into his esophagus”:

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