Trying the Make Sense of the ’72 Virgins’ Myth…

Reader Alex has several questions about the supposed Islamic belief in men receiving 72 virgins in the afterlife: Where do these 72 virgins come from? Does anyone specify that these virgins are all female? Assuming they are, are they supposed to be the souls of women who died before having sex in their mortal life? [Read More…]

The Cost of Getting Married?

The Bible Tutor is back and she’s teaching us all about 1 Samuel 17-18 and what David did to get his wife: I love the last line And now I know what I need to show my future bride’s father when I’m ready to propose: [Read more…]

Don’t Ever Consult the Stars

To anyone who has ever considered Astrology in making any decisions… (via Rock, Paper, Cynic — thanks to Lauren for the link!) [Read more…]

Tide Goes In, Tide Goes Out…

Remember when American Atheists President Dave Silverman appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss an atheist billboard…? The most memorable part of the interview was this exchange (at the 1:51 mark): O’Reilly: I’ll tell you why [religion’s] not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You [Read More…]

From Superman to Doctor Evil

The evolution of god in the minds of atheists: The Doctor Evil picture seems particularly apt for god: Seems sweet at times, maybe even well-intentioned… but, at the end of the day, just a bully with bad ideas. (via Atheist Cartoons) [Read more…]