The bar for miracles just keeps getting lower.

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...]

Pennyslvania judge won’t drop murder charge against faith-healing parents.

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...]

Stephanie Banister should come to the United States, the Tea Party would love her.

Stephanie Banister s a political candidate in Australia whose goal in life seems to be making Sarah Palin look like a virtuoso of world knowledge by comparison.  It’s a challenge, but Banister seems up for it.  Did you know that Islam is a country and that Judaism is a religion centered on Jesus Christ? I [Read More...]

Daniel Moran endures sickening statements from Rep. Michael Burgess and his church-going followers.

Daniel Moran is an atheist activist down in Texas.  He recently went to an appearance by House Rep. Michael Burgess at a Texas church.  Daniel asked how Burgess would represent atheists, humanists, etc..  Burgess responded that he represents everybody equally.  Daniel then pointed out that Burgess has voted twice to deny humanist chaplains in the [Read More...]

Prayer: neglect without shame.

Reading the prayer requests on Mark Shea’s blog always fills me with bewilderment.  For one, their prayers seem like an indictment on the same god they worship for being oh-so-good.  I mean, you can’t think that you’re bringing the situation to god’s attention.  If the guy’s all knowing, he has surely been aware of whatever [Read More...]

Troy University to get Christian-only dorms.

Troy University is going to let a privately funded group construct a Christian-only dorm on their campus.  As you can imagine, there are a whole host of bad reasons being tossed about for this. University officials say the 376-bed facility is the result of national and internal survey data that showed faith was significantly more [Read More...]

Man blows up family dog because it had the devil inside it.

Here’s a weird story. A father with children in the house who was preparing for “the Rapture”blew up his family’s Labrador Retriever because the devil was inside the dog, court documents showed. Christopher Dillingham, 45, allegedly attached an explosive device to his dog and detonated it around 4 a.m. Sunday outside their home. This isn’t [Read More...]

Pedophiles call for the “same rights” as homosexuals.

Being in the heart of the South, my folks get to see all kinds of flat out stupid opinions on people’s facebook.  Maybe now that I’m in Kansas I’ll get a piece of this treasure, but until then I just have to trust mom to send me stuff like this: So I looked up the [Read More...]

Federal judge: sueing diocese that employed child-raping priests could burden a person’s exercise of religion.

Remember when Timothy Dolan shuffled a bunch of the Milwaukee diocese’s money into a cemetery fund to protect it from being seized to settle cases with the victims of child-raping priests in the Milwaukee diocese.  A federal judge has just ruled that the money hidden in that fund cannot be re-absorbed to the diocese’s assets [Read More...]

E.W. Jackson: Democrats are anti-god.

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor just keeps seeping crazy.  In an indictment on humanity, this is actually what’s making him a viable candidate in the eyes of an appreciable fraction of voters.  His most recent offering is that Democrats are anti-god: Virginia lieutenant governor nominee E.W. Jackson (R) said the Democratic Party is “anti-God” and that Christians [Read More...]