In Praise of Life (Let’s Ditch the Cult of Longevity)

You are going to die.

If this troubles you, it shouldn’t; you should get over it and get on with living.

Here’s why.

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Faith-Healer Adam Miller Sues YouTuber for Calling Him Out on His Claims

This is faith-healer Adam Miller:

His currently-unavailable website is full of the sort of language that only Deepak Chopra would appreciate:

We are never separated from our core self. One’s pure self. We know it well. And innately we truly know where to go to discover the changes we need. The discovery is in the connection. And holiness is our birthright. The Universe runs all existence and the same energy of life-source streams and animates all. It is in the return to this knowing, in learning the guidelines, and in seeing ones circumstances for what they allow that creates miraculous transformations.

Riiiiight.

A glimpse at his website (oh, we can still access it) shows just how awful a person this guy is. Miller claims that he can heal:

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Christian Right Leader: LGBT Rights Supporters Are Just Like ISIS

Joseph Backholm, the Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, would like to explain to everyone how those of us who support LGBT rights and equal protection under the law are *totally* like ISIS:



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Louisiana State Senator Claims Scientists Used to Burn Heretics Who Didn’t Agree with Them

Last month, I wrote about the Louisiana Science Education Act, which is the act allowing Creationism to sneak into the schools under the guise of “teaching the controversy”… even though no such controversy exists in the world of science.

LSEA needs to be repealed, and Senate Bill 74 could do it.

On April 22, a hearing was held on that bill. And just wait until you hear how the ignorance-spewing State Senator Elbert Guillory defending the teaching of Creationism in public schools.



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When You Put It Like That, Of Course Prayer Works!

Seen outside Big Creek Baptist Church in Wilmer, Alabama:



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