Why Didn’t Jesus Lift a Finger To Stop His Deadbeat Oklahoma Wife From Going To Jail?

We’re all familiar with the notion that Jesus Christ will return to Earth. (Any day now.) Kristi Rhines just believed that the Savior, who happens to be her husband, would return really, really soon.

Police say Kristi Rhines told restaurant managers her husband was on his way to pick up the tab.

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Reza Aslan: People Don’t Derive Their Values and Morals from Religion

Of the many head-scratching things Reza Aslan (below) has said over the past few weeks in his criticism of atheists like Sam Harris and Bill Maher who single out Islam as a uniquely troublesome faith, this may be the strangest:

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Bible Belt Christians Love Online Porn (Including Gay Porn); Why Google Is a Godsend To Religious Conservatives

In 2012, the New York Times published an article about strip clubs in Tampa. Business at the establishments boomed, the Times reported, when the National Republican Convention came to town, in ways that it didn’t when left-leaning conventioneers descended on the city. One strip club proprietor said daily revenue during the RNC event was three times that of the take during the Super Bowl, itself a high-grossing time for peddlers of sexual titillation.

You could still quibble over what those things meant. Republican convention-goers could simply have higher incomes than their counterparts on the left, making it easier for them to spend bigger bucks. Maybe Democrats and associated groups were just as interested in exotic dancing, but more reluctant to be seen indulging in activities that their political fellows may condemn as misogynistic.

Now, however, thanks to Canadian psychologists Cara MacInnis and Gordon Hodson, we have a scientifically sound look at the link between lustful interest in sexual imagery on the one hand (pardon the pun), and conservatism and religiosity on the other. The researchers published their paper in the peer-reviewed journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and titled it, straightforwardly, Do American States with More Religious or Conservative Populations Search More for Sexual Content on Google?

And the answer is: hell yeah.

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Arkansas High School Where Principal Asked Colleagues to Become “Prayer Warriors” with Her Now Has an Atheist Club

The City Wire‘s Ryan Saylor writes about the Secular Student Alliance group at Van Buren High School in Arkansas — the first of its kind in the state:

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Singing Nun Covers “Like a Virgin”

Sister Cristina Scuccia, a nun who won Season Two of the Italian version of The Voice this past June, just released the first video for her upcoming album… and it’s a cover of Madonna‘s “Like a Virgin.”

Well played, Sister…

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