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...]

Child marriage being argued for in another country and being justified through Islam.

It’s no secret that many Islamic cultures have a very low age threshold for when a man can marry a girl.  This is often justified by citing the supposedly admirable Muhammad’s example with his six year-old bride, Aisha. Article 1041 of the Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran states that girls can be [Read More...]

Matthew Hagee: educated people don’t think same-sex kissing is ok.

Pastor Matthew Hagee recently gave a sermon in which he asserted that nobody who is educated could look at two men kissing and think it’s acceptable. Two things: 1.  Let’s not pretend that it’s geniuses who tend to be fundamentalists – especially the type that get taken in by the prosperity gospel. 2.  It turns [Read More...]

Mark Shea posts an answered prayer.

My grandmother used to really like reading the National Enquirer, so maybe it’s genetic, but I really look forward to reading Mark Shea’s blog every morning.  It’s a guilty pleasure.  Today he has praise for a fulfilled prayer request: A reader writes: I just wanted to let you and your readers know that my friend’s [Read More...]

Morgan Lake’s survival is not a miracle.

Morgan Lake is a young woman who recently survived after her car was pushed off a bridge by a semi that didn’t stop.  Kelly Wright at Fox News is puffing out his chest, cross necklace and all, claiming that we now have proof of miracles. He opens with a Jon Bon Jovi quote: “Miracles happen [Read More...]