QVC gets Scientific (kind of)

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Missouri’s Andrew Koenig sponsors another anti-evolution bill.

Missouri is about to get the privilege of rejecting another anti-evolution bill: Missouri’s House Bill 486 (PDF), introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 13, 2015, would confer “academic freedom to teach scientific evidence regarding evolution” to teachers. If enacted, the bill would in effect encourage science teachers with idiosyncratic opinions to teach anything they [Read More…]

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Alabama town declares god the town’s owner.

The town of Winfield, Alabama has decided to declare god as owner of the city: In one of its final acts of 2014, the small town of Winfield, Alabama, unanimously passed a resolution declaring the municipality of about 4,700 residents as a “city under God.” In an age where many institutions and humanist groups are [Read More…]

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A simple take on Pope Francis’ censorious hypocrisy.

The Pope recently said: There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others. They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to [someone] if he says a curse word against my mother. [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: proud mama.

Enjoy the puppy train: [Read more…]

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Guest post: In Defense of Religious Satire, A Pastafarian Response to the Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack

The following is a guest post from Andrea Jonathan Robert of the P.A.S.T.A. Foundation.  The P.A.S.T.A. Foundation has launched their first Membership campaign: “Can I Get a R’amen?!?!” This fundraising effort is a milestone for Pastafarian advocacy. If you want to help take a stand for religious equality, join today: https://www.thepastafoundation.org/membership In Defense of Religious Satire, A Pastafarian Response to [Read More…]

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Pope suggests people who mock religion deserve violent response of some sort.

From the Pope: There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others. They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to [someone] if he says a curse word against my mother. There [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: husky love.

Onyxony, the woman who sometimes takes over the morning happiness posts while I’m away (and who has a mild to severe obsession with huskies) will love this one:   I feel like such a failure as a pro-drug liberal.  Here I am in Colorado where marijuana is legal and, I hate to admit it, I [Read More…]

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Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid issues fatwa against building snowmen.

Saudi Arabia is having an unusually snowy winter right now, which means many people are making snowmen.  This has drawn the ire of Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid, who has been publicly adamant that the practice is forbidden in Islam: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and [Read More…]

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Orthodox Jewish newspaper photoshops out female world leaders at Charlie Hebdo march.

Recently many of the world’s leaders marched on behalf of Charlie Hebdo.  Here’s a picture: Look at them all!  Men and women standing in solidarity against religious extremism.  What better response than to photoshop all the women out, as if their presence detracted from the march or as if they were unfit by birth to [Read More…]

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Denver church cancels the funeral of a lesbian as the family waits for it to begin.

It seems that wherever I go religiously driven discrimination and assholery follow.  Just up the road from me in Denver a church has canceled the funeral for a woman, while her family waited for it to begin, because the deceased was a lesbian. Vanessa Collier (photo) was only 33 years old when she died in [Read More…]

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Fox News Jeanine Pirro incites violence against Muslims in psychotic rant.

Want to see Jeanine Pirro at Fox News positively lose her mind in a violent and lunatic rant?  Here you go: It’s not political correctness, it’s that the situation is a delicate one awash with nuance.  I showed this video to my brother (a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst) who shook his head [Read More…]

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Walking into the lion’s den: Speaking at a retired clergy luncheon

A couple of months ago, I was invited to speak at a Retired Clergy of All Faiths luncheon about Kansas City Oasis and the Oasis Network by my friend Ron who happens to be a retired Episcopalian priest. I’ll admit, I was concerned that I was walking into a lion’s den. I feared that I [Read More…]

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Brain imaging studies confirm tribal religious beliefs can make people feel disproportionately superior/entitled.

Canadian psychologist Susan Pinker has an article in TIME about some recent research about how tribal religious beliefs can affect people (which is relevant in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks): While religion is exquisitely designed to bind people together, enabling them to trust and protect each other, denigrating outsiders can be the flip [Read More…]

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