This is unbelievable. Mayor Patrick Kitching of Alsip, Illinois intended to have a 19-foot-high cross erected on the village water tower. Why? Because Alsip loves Jesus (and hates Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, and everyone else who lives in their village). They’ve been doing this for 35 years so the mayor thinks the law doesn’t apply to them because, you know, “tradition.” [Read more...]
Christopher Silver is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and he’s doing research to “understand more about non-belief and the complexities of individuals who may call themselves agnostic or atheists.” [Read more...]
The governing body of the Church of England, the General Synod, blocked a proposed change in its policy that would have allowed women — already members of the priesthood — from becoming bishops in the church. For the proposed changes to be accepted, two-thirds of the members in each governing body of the church would have had to vote in favor of the change. This was achieved in two of the bodies, the House of Bishops and the House of Clergy, but was narrowly defeated in the House of Laity. So the Church of England will remain with its feet planted firmly in the 19th century for at least another five years.
Good. [Read more...]