Stephen Fry: Christian God is ‘utterly monstrous and deserves no respect’

Stephen Fry

In a glorious and humorous rant, English actor and author Stephen Fry calls the Christian God “capricious, mean-minded, and stupid” when asked what he would say to God if he died and went to heaven.Fry, an unapologetic and outspoken atheist, was being interviewed on the Irish TV show The Meaning of Life hosted by Gay Byrne. On his show, Byrne asked Frye about death and the possibility of meeting the Christian God in the afterlife. Byrne asked: Suppose it’s all true, and you walk up to the pe … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson recommends reverse mortgage because Jesus needs money

Jesus loves you, and he needs money: Televangelist Pat Robertson tells an elderly woman with financial problems a reverse mortgage will allow her to continue to offer financial support to his ministry.On Tuesday’s 700 Club, Robertson read and discussed an email sent by an impoverished senior citizen named Maria who was having a hard time making ends meet while financially supporting Robertson’s 700 Club. Maria writes: I have been a 700 Club partner for many years. I am 67 years old and sti … [Read more...]

Fox’s Todd Starnes: Jesus loves American snipers killing godless Muslims

Todd Starnes

Floundering in a toxic brew of misguided patriotism and Jesusland hubris, Fox News personality Todd Starnes jumps the shark, and explains how his Republican Jesus would love American snipers for killing those “godless” Muslims.Responding to a series of tweets critical of American snipers, the Fox News contributor and radio host argued that Jesus Christ would have loved Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, “American Sniper,” explaining how Jesus would tell “god-fearing, red-blooded” American snipers … [Read more...]

Bill Maher defends free speech, shames liberal bullies

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For The Win: Bill Maher gives a brilliant defense of free speech while pointing out the moral failure of liberal bullies trying to censor and stifle any criticism or satire of Islam.In the final segment of Friday's edition of HBO's Real Time, Maher took aim at all those who oppose free speech, liberals and conservatives alike.Maher castigated Pope Francis and Catholic League President Bill Donohue for suggesting blasphemy justifies violence, joking: Because whether you're representing … [Read more...]

Ellen DeGeneres Slams Anti-Gay Pastor

Ellen Degeneres

In a brilliant response to ignorant Christian bigotry, Ellen DeGeneres mocks an angry anti-gay pastor.In a recent anti-gay op-ed written for The Christian Post, Tennessee Pastor Larry Tomczak alleged that gay celebrities like Degeneres are guilty of pushing a “gay agenda” on America’s youth, and cites DeGeneres as an example of Hollywood “promoting homosexuality,” and the so-called “gay agenda.”In her opening monologue on Tuesday’s show, Degeneres poked fun at the ignorant, homophobic pas … [Read more...]

New and improved: Atheists and Humanists rewrite Ten Commandments

Is Two Commandments enough?

Improving on the moral failure of the traditional Ten Commandments, atheists and humanists compose a new Decalogue for the 21st century.Lex Bayer, an executive at AirBnB, and John Figdor, a humanist chaplain at Stanford University, are the co-authors of the new book “Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart.” The authors recently organized a crowdsource contest to compose a new and improved  version of the Ten Commandments.As part of the crowdsourcing project, submissions were submitted to Atheist Mi … [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert champions separation of church and state

Stephen Colbert has signed off after nine years on the air as host of The Colbert Report. As we celebrate the man behind the character that coined the term “truthiness,” we look back upon remarks he made in support of the separation between church and state.In a 2012 interview with Terry Gross for NPR, Colbert makes a thoughtful case for not only the separation of church and state, but the separation of politics from religion. The following is an excerpt from that interview: "We have this id … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson: Gays will ‘die out because they don’t reproduce’

In a stunning failure of common sense, 700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson predicts that gays “will die out because they don't reproduce.”Earlier this week the 700 Club televangelist took a call from a woman complaining that her church forbids dating or marriage, and that even showing interest in the opposite sex is considered a “sin.”Robertson told the woman to “run” from her church before everyone dies out.The woman, identified as Crystal, wrote: It is treated as a sin to show int … [Read more...]