Pope Francis: “the spirit of curiosity distances one from god.”

Via Vatican radio reporting on the Pope’s most recent homily: The spirit of curiosity generates confusion and distances a person from the Spirit of wisdom, which brings peace, said Pope Francis in his homily during Thursday morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Curiosity generates confusion?  No…curiosity is the antidote to confusion.  It’s what happens when [Read More...]

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After firing a woman for having a legal medical procedure, Catholic school argues it shouldn’t have to go to court because of “religious freedom.”

A woman has been fired from the Catholic school where she taught English.  It turns out she *gasp* used birth control, and that somehow impacts here ability to teach English apparently: When Emily Herx first took time off work for in vitro fertilization treatment, her boss offered what sounded like words of support: “You are [Read More...]

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Debate with John Lepp: Do the findings of science entail that Christianity is false?

A while back John Lepp emailed me about doing an online debate.  I agreed.  Since then, as many of you know, I have been sick and dealing with rapid weight loss, etc.  He has been very patient.  Today, it finally begins.  We’re doing four rounds, each gets an opening, rebuttal 1, rebuttal 2, then closing. [Read More...]

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“God speaks to me, and me, and me, and me…”

DarkMatter 2525 puts out some excellent videos.  Check him out if you’ve not seen them. [Read more...]

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School board which proselytizes during meetings dares the FFRF to sue them. The FFRF has obliged.

After giving them multiple chances to stop breaking the law, the Chino Valley School District is being sued by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: School board meetings open with a prayer, and often include bible readings and proselytizing by board members. Board President James Na injects Christianity into many of his official statements, FFRF’s legal [Read More...]

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Arizona wedding planner cites religious beliefs, denies service to lesbian couple.

In Arizona it’s perfectly legal to get married to someone of the same gender.  However, one for-profit wedding organizing company feels it can deny service to people for engaging in perfectly legal behavior. Latimer is a Christian-ordained minister, but her business does not appear to be run as such. She and the other ministers on staff provide [Read More...]

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It’s all about the gays.

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I love Lucien Greaves and the Temple of Satan.

For those following the situation in Orange County, FL (where public schools allowed groups to distribute bibles and then decided to allow atheists to distribute literature rather than lose a lawsuit), there’s some happy and amusing news courtesy of fellow Patheos blogger Hemant Mehta. The Temple of Satan has filed a formal request to share [Read More...]

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya oppose tetanus vaccine because “it’s population control in disguise.”

Just like the Church’s campaign that said condoms increase the spread of AIDS, now bishops in Kenya are saying the same tetanus vaccine the WHO has administered in other countries without any deleterious effects to the population are, in face, laced with birth control: “We are calling on all Kenyans to avoid the tetanus vaccination [Read More...]

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Christians who freaked out when Cowboys signed Michael Sam noticeably silent when they sign an actual criminal.

When the Dallas Cowboys signed openly gay NFL rookie Michael Sam to their practice squad, many Christians (including NFL players) publicly and loudly lost their shit (including protests against the Cowboys).  In an effort expose the hysteria and moral confusion with which Christianity seems to imbue people, I want to introduce you to Josh Brent, [Read More...]

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