Churches Are Very Good at Dealing with Fear (Seriously)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how churches are very good at handling fear (seriously):

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The Pagans Are Coming…

Jeremiah Films produced a 13-part (!!!) series on the Pagan Invasion and the horrors of things like Halloween and evolution:

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Meth Dealer Hides Drugs in Sacred Heart Jesus Candles (Talk About a Religious High…)

Baton Rouge police officers made a curious discovery Thursday morning. It started with a routine stop of a commercial bus for a traffic violation. A K-9 unit was called in, because, officers told WAFB News, it is common to find contraband smuggled in this type of vehicle.

So what did officers discover?

… [A] suitcase that contained 48 candles of methamphetamine mixed in wax, disguised as candles. Those candles weighed 72 pounds. They also found four larger candles, weighing 41 pounds, containing meth in the wax.

And those candles all looked like this:

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Judge Suggests Doctors Shouldn’t Impose Their Views on Child Who May Soon Become a Victim of Faith-Based Treatment

Several months ago, I posted about Makayla Sault (below), an 11-year-old with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The disease is treatable with two years of tough chemotherapy and has a nearly 90% survival rate… but Makayla no longer wanted to continue the chemo and her Ojibwe/First Nations parents were more than happy to oblige, seeking out useless faith-based treatments instead.

Makayla was allowed to quit the chemo, but we learned earlier this month that her condition had worsened.

And to make the issue even more on the forefront of people’s minds, it turned out another First Nations girl was in the same position — she would benefit from chemo, but she didn’t want to go through with it for cultural reasons.

This week, Justice Gethin Edward of the Ontario Court of Justice said that the doctors were in the wrong:

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Texas Judge Begins Court Sessions with a Five-Minute Bible Reading and Prayer

I’m pretty certain that high on the list of Things Judges Should Never Do is make the parties in front of them extremely uncomfortable.

Both sides expect a fair hearing and anything that detracts from that is a problem. Obviously.

So what the hell was Texas Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack (below) thinking when he opened a recent court session with a five-minute Bible reading followed by a formal prayer?

That’s what the Freedom From Religion Foundation wants to know:

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