Our Religious Extremists Aren’t as Bad As Theirs

On last night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher spoke about the problem with extremist Muslims and how, even in America, our religious extremists are nowhere as crazy as those elsewhere in the world who would threaten (or commit) murder over a simple cartoon: (via Mediaite) [Read more…]

The Bible Quiz Show

Which contestant wins in a Bible trivia game — with all yes-or-no questions — when both of them are correct…? My favorite bit begins at the 1:55 mark I like the 2:45 mark, too. And 5:27. Hell, it’s all pretty awesome. (via NonStampCollector — Thanks to Tamara for the link!) [Read more…]

Guess Who Never Read My Book?

I got this email from commenter Ubi Dubium, who requested my book from her local Virginia library: … I put in a request that they add it to their collection, and in the meantime asked them to try to get it on inter-library loan. They got it in, and today I went to pick it [Read More…]

Jesus and Flying Spaghetti Monster, Together

Reader Abigail was cleaning her kitchen yesterday, scrubbing a few stains left by a pot on a white shelf. That’s when she saw it: Jesus! It’s not just Jesus, either. The Flying Spaghetti Monster is there, too. Double whammy! (If you can’t make out that red writing, it says “Noodly Appendage”) Clearly, it’s a sign [Read More…]

Why did Boobquake Go Viral?

A week ago, Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi explained why a predicted earthquake would soon hit his country: “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.” If some random person said it, we wouldn’t care. But this was a [Read More…]