Reverend under fire for suggesting an omniscient being who rewards the good doesn’t exist.

A reverend at the Stalham Academy (a religious school) is under fire from churchgoers for a comment at a choir performance suggesting Santa doesn’t exist. Parents took to Facebook to voice their upset at the comment, but the Rev Margaret McPhee was quick to apologise for her “off-the-cuff remark”. The choir had just finished 
singing at [Read More…]

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Happy Belated Evolution-Downfall Day

William Dembski, noted promoter of Intelligent Design said recently, emphasis mine: In the next five years, molecular Darwinism—the idea that Darwinian processes can produce complex molecular structures at the subcellular level—will be dead. When that happens, evolutionary biology will experience a crisis of confidence because evolutionary biology hinges on the evolution of the right molecules. [Read More…]

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Kansas mother kills her ten year old son because he’d be better off in heaven.

The following excerpt is very graphic.  You’ve been warned: “…after her son, CB, age ten, had gone to bed, she (Blansett) decided his life would be full of suffering and pain and that it would be better for him to go to heaven tonight. She took a knife and rock into his bedroom, struck him [Read More…]

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Indiana church closes due to mass exodus after choir director was fired for being gay.

The First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, IN hired David Steele Adam Fraley to be their choir director – knowing he was gay.  They later changed their minds and dismissed him.  But then, something beautiful happened: Steele, who has not been back to the church he attended for 60 years since stepping down in January, [Read More…]

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Mental health update: changing therapists.

So, here’s what’s going on with me. This last week I had a really rough time.  I actually snapped at my brother.  I don’t snap at anybody, especially my family that I love.  That’s just not me.  I apologized profusely, but it was indicative of very difficult times with my brain. The good news is [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: the most dog-like expression on a kitten.

Dogs look at owners this way.  I’ve never seen a cat do it… [Read more…]

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Tweet of the day: Dan Arel to Ken Ham.

Dan Arel has been a huge thorn in Ken Ham’s side.  I’m glad to see he isn’t letting up: [Read more…]

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CNSnews.com claims the FFRF lost when the town of Jay, FL did exactly what the FFRF asked.

Brittany M. Hughes has an article on cnsnews.com (“the right news, right now) titled, “Atheist Group’s Complaint Backfires, Lands Nativity In Full Public View.”  Oh dear!  I’d better read this.  The piece is about how the city of Jay, Florida had a nativity scene on government property, prompting the Freedom From Religion Foundation to send [Read More…]

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Ohio anti-evolution bill is dead.

Another anti-evolution ship just got sunk: Ohio’s House Bill 597 — which if enacted would require students in the state’s public schools to “review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the [state science] standards” — died in the legislature, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer (December 15, 2014). As NCSE previously reported, HB 597, [Read More…]

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FFRF gets Georgia Southern University to reprimand and stop proselytizing teacher.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Richard Dawkins Foundation sent a letter to Georgia Southern University urging them to investigate Emerson McMullen, a professor of history at the school, for using his classroom to proselytize his religion. The results of that investigation are in: The report also confirmed that McMullen had indeed offered an [Read More…]

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Bryan Fischer: Jesus would use torture.

No commentary needed: “Christianity is not a pacifist religion,” Fischer said. “The God that we serve is described in Exodus 15 as a ‘man of war.’ Now we often think of gentle Jesus, meek and mild, but let’s not forget, according to Romans 19:13, when he comes back … he will be riding a white [Read More…]

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Kelly Shackelford incensed that gays persecute Christians so much.

Kelly Shackelford from the Liberty Institute recently said some pretty silly things about how persecuted Christians are at the hands of gay people. In a conference call held by E.W. Jackson’s group Staying True to America’s National Destiny (S.T.A.N.D) last week, Liberty Institute president Kelly Shackelford said that the advancement of LGBT rights and laws [Read More…]

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Your morning happiness: Mrs. Claws.

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Greg Abbott backs nativity scene in Texas Capitol

Literally a few hours after I post a story about how the vast majority of Americans support having religious holiday displays on government property, I find a story of a nativity scene going up in the Texas Capitol. On Monday, a very simplistic nativity scene (pictured above) was unveiled in the basement of the Capitol’s rotunda [Read More…]

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