Klingenschmitt: government forcing Christians to participate in sodomy.

The amount of unhinged lately has gone well over 9,000. Trying to reason with people like this is like expecting a newborn to comprehend English.  All you can really do is boggle that people can be this detached from reality, mock them for their lack of effort to be accurate, and weep because they have [Read More...]

American Atheists stepping in with Montgomery, AL police department.

A week and a half ago, Hemant did a write up about how the police department is Montgomery, AL is sending Christian ministers to evangelize to people at crime scenes.  This is, of course, to fight crime – not to spread Christianity.  Except there are oodles of Christians in American prisons, so one can only [Read More...]

Ken Ham has a new “Thank God You’re Wrong” campaign.

The San Jose Atheists already took Ken Ham to task brilliantly for this, but I want a crack at him too. Ken Ham and Answers in Genesis put up some billboards. As a facebook commenter wrote: “If you can’t win the debate, just declare victory.” Forgetting for a moment that Ken Ham has been rebuked, [Read More...]

Response to Leah Libresco re: relationships.

Leah posted a response to my post the other day about meaning.  In it, she essentially argued that she wanted to go to church (more than she wanted to sleep in), in response to this section of my post: Meaning is realizing we’re very lucky to have the time we have and not wasting a [Read More...]

Bachmann: we’re in the end times.

Back before the Tea Party became a thing we always knew there was a bubbling hotbed of insanity churning beneath the GOP, waiting to burst out into the public.  Sure we got bad policy and dumb decisions out of the Republicans, but we always knew that there was a contingent of much, much worse at [Read More...]

Comment response: how can life mean anything if it’s not forever?

Yesterday I did a post about meaning, and about some of the things that give my life meaning.  In response a theist of some flavor came into the comments to say: I am always amazed at how weak answers to the meaning question are. People you love? Begs the question. If human life has no [Read More...]

Bill Donahue: against gay-bashing, but homosexuality is to blame for priests raping children.

This disgrace of a person needs to be seen to believed. [Read more...]

Taliban would try to kill Malala Yousafzai again.

Get ready to go back to the morning happiness post.  You’ll need it after this quote: “We targeted Malala Yousafzai because she attacked Islam and make a jokes on Islam, if we found her again then we would definitely try to kill her and will feel proud on her death,” Shahidullah Shahid told ABC News. [Read More...]

Megachurch pastor caught embezzling money to do the lord’s work.

God damn, lying to people is profitable.  A megachurch pastor in Singapore has been caught embezzling a lot of money so that he could turn his wife into a pop star.  How much is “a lot”?  Well… A Christian evangelical pastor in Singapore is accused of embezzling more than $19 million in church funds to [Read More...]

Catholic Church in Poland: “We will not compensate victims of pedophile priests.”

My tummy is being stupid, so I’m going to post this and then go lay down.  Fortunately it doesn’t need much more comment from me: The Rev. Jozef Kloch said in comments aired by Polish Radio 1 on Friday that the responsibility for compensation lies with the perpetrator. That differs from the approach in countries [Read More...]