I’m not a fan of vandalism for a cause, even when the vandalism is pretty small. But boy, do I agree with the message: I wish they’d also left $5 to compensate the church employee who had to scrape the sticker off (although, it looks like it might just be a piece of paper scotch [Read More…]
That god is sure a kidder. This year’s practical joke gone out of control is sending a heatwave to Pakistan in the middle of Ramadan when people are fasting, depriving themselves of food and, more importantly, water: The death toll from an ongoing heatwave in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province has passed 700, local media said, [Read More…]
Did you know that a ruling saying you can marry who you love is just like a ruling saying black people can’t be American citizens? With all this talk of civil disobedience I keep wondering what that would look like in response to a decision legalizing same-sex marriage. What, you’re not going to get gay [Read More…]
In a radio interview yesterday Mike Huckabee established his estranged relationship with sensible simile: Huckabee said that even his detractors should sympathize with his anti-gay-marriage stance: “If liberals were subjected to a conservative court that forced them to tithe their income to scripture or forced them to go to church or forced them to believe [Read More…]
Just because a mass shooting happened in a church doesn’t mean it was an attack on religious liberty.
Jesus fucking Christ, I knew this would happen. The Deseret News has uncovered why a maniac who said he viewed black people as a threat to society shot a bunch of black people – it was because he was out to attack religious liberty: The deadly attack Wednesday night at a house of worship in [Read More…]
Super conservative judge rules against employers who, for religious reasons, don’t want to provide contraception.
We won’t always agree with people in life. One of the things I dislike about atheism is that in many circles a disagreement is taken to be an indictment of a person’s character, as if good people can’t be misinformed (this is not to say there aren’t just plain bad people in the world who [Read More…]
That religion of peace at it again: Two children have reportedly been “crucified” by Isis for not fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. The boys, believed to be under the age of 18, were killed in Syria and their bodies displayed with placards hung around their necks announcing their “crime”. Their deaths in the [Read More…]
In Iraq the Zoroastrian church is apparently upset with a diaper company named after one of their scriptures – so upset they’re suing the diaper company: In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, members of the Zoroastrian religious minority are threatening to bring a lawsuit against the Avesta Baby Diaper company. Rudaw reported yesterday that “Avesta” is [Read More…]
The religiously unaffiliated are the second most populous “religious” group in a lot of countries, including this one now: According to Pew: Religiously unaffiliated people – sometimes called the “nones” – account for 16% of the world’s population, and they make up the largest “religious group” in seven countries and territories. Perhaps more remarkably, they [Read More…]