Near Chicago, Another Religious Object Weeps (Snake) Oil, and the Faithful Come Flocking

Haven’t we been here before? Time and again, in fact?

A bizarrely uncritical news article in the Chicago Tribune relays that an icon in a Greek Orthodox church in Homer Glen, 20 miles southwest of the Windy City, is believed to have been “weeping” or “sweating” oil since last summer.

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Christians in Congress Demand Bibles Be Reinstated in Military POW/MIA Displays

Earlier this month, I posted about how the Military Religious Freedom Foundation had been calling out several VA clinics for having POW/MIA memorial tables with Bibles on them.

The MRFF members who raised the concerns (not all atheists, mind you) were fine with honoring soldiers who were prisoners of war or missing in action, but they didn’t understand why the government was promoting Christianity in the process. After all, it’s not like casualties of war are always Christian. For some of them, it was just another way of perpetuating the false notion that there are no atheists in foxholes.

The clinics eventually heeded the warnings, removing the bibles from the displays. It wasn’t an anti-Christian move; it was a pro-neutrality move.

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Now, the Congressional Prayer Caucus is demanding the return of the bibles to the memorial tables. Led by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), they sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert McDonald explaining that the display isn’t promoting Christianity just because the Bible’s included in it.

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Watch Matt Dillahunty Explain the Problems with Biblical Numerology

In the latest video for his Atheist Debates project, Matt Dillahunty discusses the problems with biblical numerology — like the idea that the number 3 holds some special significance.

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Debunking the Vine of a Guy Tossing a Ball to Himself Through the Mirror

Captain Disillusion debunks a popular Vine of a guy tossing a ball to himself… through a mirror.

Is it blasphemy?! Magic?! Camera tricks?!

Yes. Yes is the answer.

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You Know Who’s Really Mad About the “Lucifer in the Flesh” Comment?

Ted Cruz wasn’t the person most upset by John Boehner calling him “Lucifer in the flesh.”

Someone else took it much more personally:

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