Just gonna leave this here: Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades. A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the University of Rochester found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity” in 53 out of 63 studies And this: The studies [Read More...]
Aggregate of studies confirms that with greater intelligence a person is less likely to believe in god.
A separated couple in Tennessee was in a dispute over what the last name of their son should be. Unable to agree, the issue went before a local judge who ruled that the parents must also change the first name of their son, Messiah. This was done not in accordance with any law prohibiting the [Read More...]
I saw a story in my reader the other day about two 18 year-old British women who were volunteering as teachers in Zanzibar who were violently attacked. Two people on a motorcycle road by and threw acid in their faces. Why didn’t I write about it at the time? Because the police had no leads. [Read More...]
It’s kind of funny how the meaning of words can change over time. Whenever I hear the word “miracle” lately, I don’t think “an act of god”. Instead I think “oh, some more people are overlooking a simple explanation” or “somebody’s declaring they have proof of magic after less than a second of investigation.” Or, [Read More...]
Woman fed up with government intrusion on religion gets lost at sea – thanks god when humans rescue her.
If the story of the priest who miraculously prayed at a car accident or the story of the young woman who “miraculously” unbuckled her seat belt didn’t confirm for you the degree to which people can be desperate to affirm miracles, this story will do so. Without a doubt. Meet Hanna Gastonguay. She’s positively incensed [Read More...]
I normally don’t blog much on the weekends, but a couple items are making that simply impossible. This video…I cannot comment in a way that would add to it or make it seem more ridiculous. It truly speaks for itself. It reminds me of a quote from Young Frankenstein: “It sounds like the nonsensical ravings [Read More...]
My friend Michele posted about the Schiables and the judge not letting them off. One of her friends came onto the post and said: So upsetting, tragic, wrong, and just plain stupid. If God exists (and my best guess is He does but I don’t want to debate that here) He works through people He’s [Read More...]
This is brilliant. That’s the god of the bible: a guy who isn’t responsible enough to own a hamster. [Read more...]
Miracles just ain’t what they used to be. The first miracle, so we’re told, was the creation of the cosmos. Of course, nobody was there to see that one. Then we had Jesus walking on water and rising from the dead. Of course, we just have the word of four dudes that this happened, and [Read More...]
Back in April I wrote about Herbert and Catherine Schaible who, at that time, had just had a second child die of neglect. They called it faith-healing, but while there was plenty of faith, there was absolutely no healing and the result was the death of their son at the hands of bacterial pneumonia. A [Read More...]