Atheists in the Evangelical Mind

The AV Club reviews the new movie God is Not Dead in which atheistic villain Professor Jeffrey Radisson (Kevin Sorbo) butts heads with a yound evangelical student named Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper):Josh, and the film that takes his viewpoint, doesn't dare actually engage with Radisson's arguments; any legitimate critiques of Christianity are ignored in favor of suggesting that all atheists are just haters who need someone to ask them to point out on the doll where organized religion touched … [Read more...]

Jesus was is a Muslim

For some reason there are a lot of Jesus billboards around Albany. They're pretty forgettable. Not like this one, out of Columbus, Ohio:Over at the website mentioned one the sign, the authors are making a case that Muslims are the true Christians:For starters, Muslims are Christians – if “Christian” means someone following the teachings of Christ, so by learning about Islam you are not disobeying Jesus. For example the Quran forbids Swine, (Holy Quran 2:173) and so too does the bibl … [Read more...]

If Phelps Hadn’t Existed, We’d Have Been Forced to Invent Him

I first became aware of Fred Phelps during his attempts to get a monument placed in Central Park at Casper, Wyoming. The monument would have been a dedicated to the late Matthew Shepard, the native son of Casper beaten to death for being gay. The monument would have declared Shepard to be burning in hell.The proposal left the city in a bind. The park was public, but had held a Ten Commandments monument donated by the Fraternal Order of Eagles since the sixties. The city could not declare … [Read more...]

Quote of the Moment: So Not His Father

Franklin Graham hearts Vladimir Putin (or at least his anti-gay policies):"In my opinion, Putin is right on these issues,” Graham wrote. “Obviously, he may be wrong about many things, but he has taken a stand to protect his nation’s children from the damaging effects of any gay and lesbian agenda."It's karmically ironic that the son of Cold Warrior Billy Graham should be praising an authoritarian ex-KGB Russian leader who thinks that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the "greatest geop … [Read more...]

Ready to explore the Dark Dungeons?

It looks like JR Ralls and crew have completed their movie adaption of Dark Dungeons, the infamous Jack Chick tract about Dungeons and Dragons. Here's the trailer: to the movie website, the movie is slated for release on August 14. The Q&A on the website is a stitch. Here's my favorite:How people have committed suicide due to RPGs?The American Association of Suicidology has concluded that RPGs don’t play a role in suicide, and … [Read more...]