Jesus Reborn – On Kickstarter, In Dark Chocolate

You know what would look good at the foot of my Festivus pole?

This limited-edition dark-chocolate Jesus-on-a-cross, sprinkled with sea salt — a new project on Kickstarter:

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Chicagoland Atheists Will Be Volunteering Next Weekend

This Saturday, a group of Chicagoland atheists will be volunteering (once again) at the Greater Chicago Food Depository from 9:00a-12:00p:

We will be packing food shipments to send out to soup kitchens all over Chicagoland. Big companies send bulk containers of food like oranges or pasta to the food bank. Volunteers are needed to sort out the spoiled food and then repack the good food into smaller family size amounts.

There will be socializing afterwards, too!

If you can help out (or you just want to join everyone for lunch), please sign up here!

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Jesus Called, Kim Answered

Share your favorite epitaph. This, for now, is mine:

Damn good thing I have Jesus on my ‘blocked’ list.

(via Dangerous Minds)

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The Importance of Going Beyond ‘Yugen’

SkeptiSketch‘s latest video takes a lovely excerpt from one of Sean Faircloth‘s speeches and makes it visually appealing, too:

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Sixth-Commandment Billboards Soon to Saturate Detroit’s Blighted Neighborhoods (Killings to Cease in 5, 4, 3….)

Urban violence in Detroit is out of control, and one woman won’t take it anymore.

In the aftermath of a shooting in a Detroit barbershop that killed three people and wounded six on Nov. 6, Pastor Ovella Andreas mobilized other church leaders to figure out how to respond. “This is an emergency; this is a crisis, and we have to come together now to do what we can,” she told WWJ. “I truly know if we do what we can, God will do what we cannot; but we’re not doing all that we can.”

So what did pastor Andreas and her task force decide to do? Simple. They will

bombard Detroit with “Thou Shalt Not Kill” banners and signs around the city with the hopes that seeing the sixth commandment everywhere will serve as a wake-up call to the community. “Our goal now is to infiltrate and saturate our communities with this commandment, via buses, via billboards,” Andreas said.

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