Lowe’s Pulls Ad From TLC’s ‘All-American Muslim’

TLC’s All-American Muslim is a reality show depicting five Lebanese-American families in Dearborn, MI. I haven’t seen it, but this review from Entertainment Weekly‘s Ken Tucker sure makes it sound harmless: These “characters” are all reasonably appealing, either charming or entertainingly irritating in the tradition of reality TV, though the show is edited at a snail’s [Read More...]

Please Don’t Wish Me a Merry Christmas

Over at ccMixter.org, a music site where remixing is the norm, Kara (better known as Mind Map That) has written a really catchy song called “Please Don’t Wish Me a Merry Christmas” You can stream it right here. You have to appreciate a chorus that goes like this: Please don’t wish me a Merry Christmas [Read More...]

Why Scooby Doo Should Matter to Atheists

I’d never seen the show enough to make the connection but Chris Sims makes a strong case that Scooby-Doo is like a morality tale for Secular Humanists (emphases his): Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars. I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved [Read More...]

Johnny Depp is on a Highway to Hell for ‘Jesus Stag Night Club’

Johnny Depp is hell bound, according to the Christian Coalition. His new song with indie band Babybird, “Jesus Stag Night Club,” has the extreme religious group full of righteous indignation. Lee Douglas, spokesman for the religious pressure group The Christian Coalition, lashed Depp for his “blasphemy.” He said: “I’m sure he thinks he’s being very [Read More...]

When Saying ‘Jesus Is Not Magic’ Turns Into ‘A Sick Joke’

Remember this holiday classic? Last year, British-Australian comedian, actor, musician and atheist Tim Minchin contributed that song, “White Wine in the Sun,” to a CD called “The Spirit of Christmas,” with proceeds benefitting the Salvation Army. In the song, Minchin sings that that he’s not a fan of religious aspects of the holiday season and [Read More...]


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