A Psychic Comes Clean About His Trickery in New Book

Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times has the story of a psychic who is finally admitting that he was faking it all along. The subject, Mark Edward (no relation to John Edward), has written a new book — with a foreword by James Randi — titled Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium. In [Read More…]

Christian Puts Up Billboard with Bible Verse Not Realizing He Just Threatened the President’s Life

A billboard featuring President Obama and a Biblical reference is getting investigated by the Secret Service: Milton Neitsch, Jr. of Victoria, Texas put up a billboard (in accusatory “Arabic”-y font) saying “Pray for Obama” and “Psalms 109:8” because the verse in question says this: Let his days be few; and let another take his office. [Read More…]

Why Mitt Romney Won’t Talk About His Faith

In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Laurie Winer has an incredible #longread piece documenting both the history of the Mormon Church and Mitt Romney‘s reluctance to talk about it at all. No doubt, Republicans will want to denounce this piece as some sort of attack on his faith. It’s not. It’s an honest telling [Read More…]

If We Let All the Religious Books Into School…

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An Angry New Face on the Atheist Channel

Today, there’s a new face on Patheos, a firebrand to oppose the friendly, an angry atheist who terrifies everyone in sight. What I’m saying is, today JT Eberhard joined Patheos. You might know him for his karaoke skills. Or perhaps you know of ┬áhim from his snazzy website. Maybe you’ve seen him on a bumper [Read More…]