Persecution Porn: Many Australian Christians Spread the Canard That Their Homes Are Secretly Marked By ISIS

(Warning: Several links in the second half of this post lead to web pages with extremely violent, NSFW visual content.)


A bit of flimflam that’s been spreading like wildfire in Australia plays expertly on Christians’ never-ending persecution complex:

New South Wales police have been moved to reassure Australians that text messages claiming members of Islamic State (Isis) are knocking on people’s doors and marking Christian houses are a hoax, as concerns grow about the threat the extremist group poses.

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Under This Rule, Even Brigham Young Would Have Been Kicked Out of Brigham Young University

If you attend Brigham Young University, you have to abide by a few faith-based rules like no drinking alcohol, no pre-marital sex… and no beards.

That last one was put into place more than four decades ago because, back then, beards were seen as signs of “protest, revolution and rebellion against authority… They are also symbols of the hippie and drug culture.”

Even if you accept that reasoning, that’s certainly not the case anymore. But leave it to religion to keep with a tradition long after it ceases to make any sense. It’s especially ironic given that Brigham Young (below) and several other Mormon Church leaders sported beards in their time:

When even Brigham Young would be kicked out of Brigham Young University, you know there’s a problem.

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Pennsylvania Priest Faces Decades In Jail For the Alleged Rape of Honduran Children During Mission Trips

A Pennsylvania priest is behind bars this weekend — and possibly for as many as 40 years — on suspicion that he frequently traveled to Honduras for mission trips with the actual purpose of having sex with local children. The Rev. Joseph Maurizio Jr., 69, was arrested Thursday and will remain in custody until a hearing Monday before a [Read More...]

A College Professor Explains How He Dismantles the Concept of “Nonoverlapping Magisteria” for His Students

Professor David P. Barash writes in today’s New York Times about “The Talk” he gives his students regarding evolution and God. They are free to believe that God plays a role in the evolutionary process, whether He began it or guides it, but the evidence is overwhelmingly against the worlds overlapping:

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Joyce Meyer Wisdom

Yeah, pesky atheists. Stop it with your silly questions and book-learning and wanting to understand everything…

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