Your morning happiness: three for the price of one.

I found three pics this morning that made the morning happiness cut. [Read more...]

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I don’t get Christianity

I invite Christians to set me straight on some of this… and of course, with 30 brazillion sects/denominations, the exact doctrine will vary, so if what I’m saying doesn’t apply to your version, I’m not addressing you. [Read more...]

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37% of Mississippi Republican would side with the Confederacy.

A new poll has revealed that 37% of Mississippi Republicans would support the side of secession in the Civil War: A new Public Policy Polling survey found that 37 percent of Republicans who voted in the Mississippi primary runoff election between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) said they would [Read More...]

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Wyoming candidate for governor would open Yellowstone National Park to mining.

Taylor Haynes wants to be governor of Wyoming.  How would he improve the state?  By opening Yellowstone National Park up to mining and grazing.  Oh, and any representatives from any of the federal land-management agencies would be arrested. Wyoming long has had an independent streak in its right-leaning politics, but a position on federal lands [Read More...]

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KY church hires sex offender because “Jesus forgave him.” Shocked when he rapes 14 year-old boy in congregation.

So…a church in Kentucky received an application for a pastor, Roy Neal Yoakem, knowing full well that he was a registered sex offender for violently raping an eight year-old boy in 2005.  If they hired him, it would put him in a position of trust around lots of children.  This apparently seemed like a swell [Read More...]

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Poll: lots of Americans love Jesus, but consciously think Jesus would disagree with them politically.

Well this is interesting, though not surprising: For many Americans the answer to WWJTD is “The opposite of what I’d do, but he was still pretty rad.” This is what kills me about religion: most people know better about morality than their holy books, but still treat their holy books as the sources of superhuman [Read More...]

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Republican in Arizona on bus of migrant kids: “I saw the fear on their faces.” Except they were YMCA campers.

Republican congressional candidate and state legislator Adam Kwasman was in the process of protesting migrant children being given shelter in the United States when he thought he had the chance to exploit a bus of such children.  He tweeted and told reporters that he saw the fear in the children’s faces, implying this bus proves [Read More...]

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Blogging mental illness: back into therapy.

So…the last week has been rough for me.  My ordinarily firm grip on my mental state has slipped considerably.  I haven’t hallucinated, but leaving the house has been hard and it seems like everything triggers a depressive episode regardless of how fanatical I get about controlling my environment. During this time I’ve done all the [Read More...]

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Your morning happiness: wire statue.

Michaelyn sent this to me this morning.  It’s a statue made entirely out of wire, but you wouldn’t think it looking at that dandelion: ::EDIT::  Here’s the artist’s facebook page.  [Read more...]

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Larry Doesn’t Get Evolution Pt 1 – Science, God and Ignorance

Larry is a creationist who discusses various topics with us in the comments section. Back a month or so ago, JT wrote a post addressing a video by Joshua Feuerstein’s supposed takedown of evolution. [Read more...]

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Matt Barber twitter two-fer part 2: Scientists prove atheists don’t exist.

Talking snakes?  Guy walking on water?  Guy rising from the dead?  All sounds legit. People who aren’t convinced of those things?  Scientifically impossible. *touches self*  I feel like I exist… Even if this were true (we’ll get to that in a minute), somebody should remind Matt that science also says the earth is way more [Read More...]

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Matt Barber twitter two-fer part 1: Public School Pornogogues.

Oh man, my special twitter list is paying some pretty hefty blog dividends.  Got two from Matt “they’re outlawing Christianity” Barber. First up is this gem: Flee from Public School Pornogogues Pronto: Public school pornogogues?  I feel like if that were the case that kids wouldn’t be so pouty about going to school in the [Read More...]

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GOP candidate in Minnesota believes humans and dinosaurs live together…like right now.

Bob Frey is a Republican candidate for the House of Representatives in Minnesota.  He wants a position of responsibility in an era dominated by science, which suggests that our leaders should have some knowledge and/or appreciation for science. So how does Bob measure up?  Well, he’s actually testified before the states’ Senate Education Committee, where [Read More...]

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Pope: “1 in 50 priests/bishops/cardinals is a pedophile.”

So Pope Fluffy has put a number on the number of pedophiles in the high ranks of the Catholic Church: it’s about 1 in 50 according to ol’ Frankie.  And, given the Catholic Church’s past practice of PR above all else (which has been kicked into overdrive with the new pope), I’m sure there’s no [Read More...]

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