Painting of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

And with the click of a button and the help of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (blessed be His name), I now have a new desktop image for my laptop: (created by Milek, via Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) [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...]

More Musicians Embrace Godlessness

Yesterday, I mentioned that Jazz bassist Ben Allison recently outed himself as an atheist. Apparently, he’s not the only musician taking that path. The band A.F.I. (A Fire Inside) has a new album coming out tomorrow titled “Crash Love.” One song on the album is titled “Sacrilege” and the lyrics allude to a pro-atheist stance: [Read More...]

Charlotte Music Festival Gives Proceeds to Dawkins Foundation… Complaints Ensue

***Update***: I made an error with the original posting. No band opted out of the festival; only sponsors did. The posting now reflects that. Sorry for any confusion … The Charlotte Pop Fest ’09 took place this weekend — it’s a music festival that featured the likes of The Smithereens, Jill Sobule, and several bands/singers [Read More...]

Jazz Bassist Ben Allison Outs Himself As an Atheist

Ben Allison is a jazz bassist whose ninth album, Think Free, will be released in a couple weeks. What’s the deal with the album’s name? Allison explains: This is my “coming out” album. I’ve been living with a secret for quite a while. It’s something that most of my friends know about me but I’ve [Read More...]


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