Oh boy: News flash: it doesn’t take more faith to believe a guy rose from the dead and walked on water than to doubt those things, the rest is just as equally bullshit. Peter Boghossian had a great insight into this: Doesn’t Carson’s usage of the word “faith” imply both that it’s a bad thing & [Read More...]
Creek County Sheriff (Oklahoma) putting “In God We Trust” on squad cars, says it’s not about religion.
The Creek County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma is getting on the train of putting “In God We Trust” on their squad cars. But don’t worry: it’s not about religion. The Creek County Sheriff’s Office is outfitting its fleet with a phrase that has some choosing sides. The sheriff said the plan is to put ‘In [Read More...]
Donald Trump: as President he’d “strongly consider” shutting down US mosques in response to Paris attacks.
Yesterday Donald Trump said that to stop homegrown terrorism he’d consider closing down mosques here in the United States: Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would “strongly consider” shutting down mosques in the U.S. as part of the response to the terror attacks in Paris. “Well, I would hate to do it but it’s something [Read More...]
Last month I reported that the Vatican was likely to fire the Archbishop who blind-sided the pope with the Kim Davis meeting: What really seals it for me though is that the Vatican seem like it’s going to act on it’s version and probably fire the Archbishop responsible: Archbishop Viganò is turning 75 in January, [Read More...]
In Port Neches, TX there’s a huge cross in the Port Neches RiverFront Park (which is government property): That’s illegal, and obviously so. So the Freedom From Religion Foundation did what they do: they sent the town a letter essentially saying, “Hey, what you’re doing is illegal. The good news is you can stop doing it [Read More...]
Last week I wrote about the lesbian couple in Utah who were in the process of adopting a baby (they were fostering it at the time) when Judge Scott Johansen ordered that the baby be returned to foster care because the parents were gay. As you can imagine, lots of people across the country were not [Read More...]
Good on these people: About 1,500 Latter-day Saints have submitted letters of resignation from the Mormon Church to protest a new policy barring children of married same-sex couples from being baptized until they are adults, movement organizers said on Sunday. More than 1,000 people gathered on Saturday near the Salt Lake City headquarters of the [Read More...]
Oh Steven Anderson… One of my favorite parts was at 1:46 where he’s denigrating the Koran by saying it’s full of “nonsense, and garbage, and violence, and filth.” Presumably his suitable alternative is the bible which speaks of a global flood, talking snakes, a guy walking on water and rising from the dead, and much, [Read More...]
Jeb Bush has some interesting positions on how to help the Syrian refugees: “As it relates to the refugees, I think we need to do thorough screen,” Bush told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday. “And take a limited number. But ultimately, the best way to deal with the refugee crisis is to create safe zones [Read More...]
As I’ve done before when my hometown paper posts about the nativity case, it seemed apropos to do it again now that we’ve won (see my earlier article about it). We’ll start off with a pretty good comment, since good ones should also make the highlight list. This one is from Martin: I hope we [Read More...]