I wrote the other day about how the Liberty Institute named the five most dangerous enemies (their words) to Christianity in the United States. Rob Boston at Americans United pointed out how their claims about AU (not unlike many of their other claims) weren’t exactly true. Now the FFRF has jumped in as well: It’s [Read More…]
GODLESSNESS: Liberty Institute lied about the FFRF too. FFRF delivers swift, emotionless metaphorical backhand.
For those confused about what net neutrality is, click here. For the rest, here’s the good news: The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure “that no one — whether government or corporate — [Read More…]
So Arkansas’ bill that would prohibit towns from establishing civil rights ordinances that protect LGBT people is now law. As he promised, Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed it to become law without his signature (at least he can see the writing on the wall with gay rights, but he’s still spineless). Ed Brayton sums it up [Read More…]
Dr. Avijit Roy ran the website Mukto-mona, which connected freethinkers and atheists hailing from Bengali and South Asia. He was also an accomplished author who was recently in Bangladesh celebrating the release of two of his books there: Avijit, a Bangladesh-born engineer, who was living in the United States, rose to prominence with his books on philosophy, [Read More…]
I know we’ve all heard this song, but this song popped on my playlist yesterday on the way to voice lessons and it’s still stuck in my head making me happy. I just got out of session #4 with “Harold.” It was a productive cryfest. Will write more when I collect my thoughts. [Read more…]
FAITH & POLITICS: Pew – majority of Republicans want Christianity as the national religion and more.
Ok, I’m just going to say it: a lot of Republican voters are inexcusably ignorant and they’ve found a home where they can reliably get patted on the back for it in the GOP. Don’t agree or find that offensive? Look at the poll Pew released yesterday. How many reject evolution? 49% (13% don’t know) How many [Read More…]
The morality police left their station where people are killed or tortured for blasphemy to arrest people for the “crime” of dancing: Saudi Arabia’s morality police detained a group of young men for dancing at a birthday party and referred them to prosecutors, according to a state-linked media report. The news website Ayn al-Youm reported [Read More…]
ISIS has burned the Mosul library, destroying priceless manuscripts and books in the process. While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 [Read More…]
I’m leaving halfway through the day to go teach high school students how to make pretty sounds, so there! Learning to sing is an exercise in overcoming your intuitions. As you sing higher notes you don’t try harder, you try less hard. You relax more. It’s totally counterintuitive. This makes learning to sing especially hard [Read More…]
An Idaho lawmaker is sticking up for faith-healing parents who trust prayer over medical treatment (which often results in children dying of treatable diseases). Idaho Republican said a proposed ban on faith-healing could violate the religious rights of her constituents – many of whom eschew medical care for themselves and their families. “They have a [Read More…]
So Rudy Guiliani said Obama doesn’t love America. Jon Stewart highlighted just how crass and ridiculous this was, especially coming from Guiliani: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive But even better was Ed Brayton’s assessment: Jesus Christ on a popsicle stick, seriously? Criticizing the [Read More…]
The city of Warren, MI has allowed a prayer station in the atrium of their City Hall since 2009. Recently a local resident applied to host a reason station in the same space but was denied: For six years, the city has permitted volunteers at the “prayer station” to distribute religious pamphlets, offer to pray [Read More…]
The Liberty Institute, a conservative legal group that loves to defend people “for free” before losing the lawsuit and letting their client learn the hard way that paying the other side’s legal expenses is not “free,” has released a list of the five organizations that are the greatest threat to Christianity. Americans United for the [Read More…]
I visited Colorado in January and ate legal pot. It was pretty awesome. I can honestly think of no reason this drug should remain illegal and plenty of reasons why indulging in pot should be allowed. One of those reasons is that Colorado is literally making so much money they have to give some back [Read More…]