Never mind…apparently *I* am responsible for Elliot Rodger’s massacre.

Did I say that mental illness was responsible for Elliot Rodger’s rampage?  I’m sorry.  What I should’ve said was that atheism and its activists are responsible, at least according to a piece published today on the Charisma website, Tom Snyder and Ted Baehr of Movieguide: Where did this young murderer get his narcissistic views about [Read More...]

Spreading the gospel one illusion at a time.

The irony is off the charts… [Read more...]

Son of preacher who died handling poisonous snakes bitten while handling poisonous snakes.

Back in February a snake-handling pastor by the name of Jamie Coots, who believed that Christian faith protected against snake bites (as promised in Mark 16:18), died from being bitten by a poisonous snake he was purposefully handling.  At that time I wrote: It is not generally good form to report on a person’s death [Read More...]

Six year-old locked in tiny room and abused because he was possessed.

So…this happened: The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office removed a child from a home in El Reno after they learned he was locked in a small room and abused. Edward Everett, 28, and Krystal D. Everette, 32, face child abuse and child neglect charges. Authorities went to their home on Thursday after they received a call [Read More...]

Andrew Seidel goes on conservative show to discuss Shepherd’s Garden Park and owns host Faith Goldy.

Last week I wrote about the Christian park being built in Iowa that received a $140,000 grant from the state government and how the FFRF was intervening.  This week Andrew Seidel of the FFRF went on the SUN Network (the Canadian equivalent of FOX News) to talk about the situation with (this is really her [Read More...]

Geneticist thinks Christianity will re-emerge because Christians make more babies.

I’ve heard this idea before, but Steve Jones is one of the first people who I’ve seen covered in major media espousing it: Professor Jones said history had proven that religion grows rapidly during large population booms, particularly in poorer countries. He argued that rapid growth in Africa could spark a new resurgence of major [Read More...]

Vatican back in front of the UN for failing to adequately deal with child-raping priests.

Remember when the Vatican said they were going to crack down on child-raping priests (but would be fighting any police efforts to crack down on them unless legally forced to do so), and then the UN said they were failing at it, and then the Vatican responded by essentially saying they were only going to [Read More...]

Church leaders blame drag queen for flooding in the Balkans.

It was the cynical Rahm Emanuel who once said “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  Nobody heeded his call to use the crisis of others to empower yourselves like religious leaders in the wake [Read More...]

Oklahoma to pay $300,000 in attorney fees for banning Sharia Law.

Back in 2010 Oklahoma passed a resolution preemptively banning Sharia Law…because apparently this was a worry in Oklahoma.  The politicians loved it: it was a chance for them to make hay with the state’s oodles of right wing Christian voters who, despite being the overwhelming majority, are convinced they are under constant attack.  Essentially Christianity [Read More...]

Eight year-old paleontology enthusiast defeats creationist lawmakers, get South Carolina a state fossil.

A while back a plucky, clever eight year-old in South Carolina noted that the state was one of ten that did not have a state fossil.  With the help of some of her representatives, a bill was submitted on her behalf that would make the Columbian mammoth the state fossil.  The bill, however, ran into [Read More...]