Christian Cover Pages for President Bush’s Intelligence Briefings

During the initial invasion of Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld‘s office produced intelligence reports for President Bush and his team. These cover pages were remarkably pro-Christian with Bible verses adorning them. GQ magazine got ahold of samples of these sheets. (If you have an AdBlocker, you’ll have to turn it off to see the page.) This is [Read More...]

Parade Magazine on Struggling Churches

Perhaps you saw this article in your Sunday paper today. Parade magazine had an article on “Who Should Help Struggling Churches?” Last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced that $100 million from the economic-recovery package will go to emergency food and shelter programs, including those run by religious organizations. Billions of dollars more have [Read More...]

Simon Singh Prepares a Possible Appeal

I mentioned last week that science writer Simon Singh had lost his preliminary hearing in a case against him. He was being sued by the British Chiropractic Association because he had written an article trashing the supposed legitimacy of chiropractics: The British Chiropractic Association claims that their members can help treat children with colic, sleeping [Read More...]

The Catholic Church’s Misguided Views on Sex

Herb Silverman, the president of the Secular Coalition for America, has a piece on the On Faith blog about the Catholic Church and their misguided views on sex. You can learn about when and why the Church created its rules about sex. Celibacy didn’t become Church law until the Second Lateran Council in 1139, when [Read More...]

Can You Be Scared of God’s Wrath If You Don’t Believe in Him?

This was among today’s collection at PostSecret: I wonder how that works… to not believe in a god, but still think that your disbelief will result in something bad… Isn’t that a contradiction? Has anyone else ever felt that way? — You don’t believe in the supernatural, but you fall into irrational, superstitious thinking… Maybe [Read More...]