Murder Trial Hinges on Whether Jehovah’s Witness Victim Could Have Survived with Blood Transfusion

In early 2013, David Quevedo became angry after his San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. He soon got in a fight involving Omar Silva, who lived in the area, and the altercation turned deadly hours later when Quevedo shot Silva multiple times.

Silva didn’t make it. His final words were “Jehovah, Jehovah, I’m dying, I’m dying.”

Now, the question of whether Quevedo will be convicted of first-degree murder — and face life in prison — hinges on whether Silva could have survived had he just accepted a blood transfusion, something forbidden by his faith.



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Christian Businessman Builds 14-Story Bulletproof Cross in Pakistan. This Can Only End Well…

I guess no one close to this guy had the heart to ask him, “What the hell are you thinking?!”

Christian businessman Parvez Henry Gill is building a 14-story Christian cross in Karachi, Pakistan.

But don’t worry. Everything will be fine. Because it’s bulletproof.



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Actually, This Plan Would Probably Backfire on Churches…

You know, I get the joke Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is going for in this cartoon



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Yvette d’Entremont Talks About Her Takedown of “Food Babe” Vani Hari

Last month, Yvette d’Entremont received a lot of attention for her lengthy takedown of Vani Hari, the “Food Babe.” In short, Hari has a history of promoting nonsense, her followers fall for it, and she pretends to be persecuted anytime a critic calls her out on her bullshit.

In a speech for the Los Angeles branch of the Center For Inquiry — which was coincidentally planned before her article went viral — d’Entremont spoke about “BS Detection and the Fall of the Food Babe”:



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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Whether Science and Religion Are Compatible

I thought Neil deGrasse Tyson might offer something of a wishy-washy answer on this question of science versus religion… and I was halfway right.



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