August 15, 2007

If you thought God had outgrown his habit of “tagging” fruit and vegetables, this aubergine from Delaware may disappoint you. Felicia Teske of Boothwyn was preparing eggplant parmigiana when she noticed one of the slices bore the word “GiD” in seeds, which was close enough to “God” to impress her. Felicia told Action News that she had recently had relatives pass away, so it was comforting to find a word that looked a bit like “God” in a piece of… Read more

August 11, 2007

British atheist and comedian Pat Condell, who is a member of the National Secular Society, has notched up over a million hits on the web for his five-minute “video monologue” entitled The Trouble with Islam. Pat Condell reveals: “It has also received well over 100,000 hits on YouTube, proving that there is an enthusiastic audience for comedy ideas and opinions which are routinely censored out of existence in the UK’s mainstream media, thanks to misguided political correctness.”In May this year,… Read more

August 8, 2007

UP until the summer of 2005, I believed the one place you’d be safe from evangelists would be a nudist beach, as devout Christians are almost as paranoid about the unclothed human form as Muslims – who regard nudity with undisguised horror. Then came the shock. I was dozing on Brighton’s official nudist beach, along with a friend, when I became aware of a skinny, bearded figure standing over me. Using one hand to shield my eyes from the sun,… Read more

August 8, 2007

AN Iranian-born politician who heads a Dutch group for ex-Muslims is being given additional police protection after he was attacked near his home, a spokesman for the National Co-ordinator for Counterterrorism has announced. The attack on Ehsan Jami has caused an outcry in the Netherlands, where a filmmaker critical of Islam was murdered in an Amsterdam street three years ago, and where high-profile lawmakers have faced death threats from Islamist militants. Mr Jami, 22, was set upon by three assailants… Read more

August 7, 2007

JONATHAN Edwards, the golden boy of Christianity who retired from athletics in 2003, has ditched God. The latest issue of the Freethinker reveals that, “Having left his sport as a dyed-in-the-wool evangelical, Edwards is now, to all intents and purposes, an atheist.” The news, however, has failed to filter through to The Goal website, devoted to profiling Christian athletes. “The Heart and Soul of the World of Sport”, as it dubs itself, persists in portraying Edwards as an evangelical Christian… Read more

August 6, 2007

A meeting of atheists legally organised by a young American soldier currently on active duty in Iraq was sabotaged by a Christian fundamentalist major, who verbally abused the four junior enlisted soldiers who attended the gathering. The major, according to Kathleen Johnson, Military Director of American Atheists, Inc, accused the soldiers of plotting against Christians and disrespecting those soldiers who have died protecting the Constitution. He also threatened them with punishment for their activities and said he would do whatever… Read more

July 21, 2007

Ever wonder why Muslims and Muslim youth, in particular, in the UK are so angry? Could it be that they are lumbered with a no-brainer religion that denies them (to name but a few, and in no particular order): Bacon butties Premarital sex Mobile phones with musical ring-tones Masturbation Piercings and tattoos Nightclubs Alcohol Gay relationships Jobs where alcohol and bacon butties are served to (and by) inked and perforated people who have premarital sex and gay relationships – ie… Read more

July 20, 2007

I am an avid reader of the Stardust Musings blog, where one can find an astonishing number of items of interest to us infidels. Today, for example, I discovered this heartening item under the heading Atheist bookshelves growing: I went to a Border’s bookstore in a Northwest Indiana town with my mother a couple days ago near where she lives (she lives in Illinois near the Illinois/Indiana border). Indiana, for the most part is pretty well-populated with Southern Baptists and… Read more

July 18, 2007

A controversial sculpture of Pope Benedict XVI wearing nothing but a blond bob wig, a stole, panties, thigh-high stockings – and a lascivious ‘come hither, my son’ expression – has been pulled from a gay exhibition in Milan. Curator Eugenio Viola told Associated Press: “It was made clear to us that it would be better to remove the piece.” The humourphobic Catholic Anti-Defamation League protested over the appearance of the sculpture, claiming it defamed the head of state of the… Read more

July 18, 2007

THE National Secular Society today welcomed a ruling by the Advertising Standards Agency against a full page advertisement in The Times seeking to raise alarm about the Sexual Orientation equality legislation debated in Parliament earlier this year. The Society was one of the complainants. The advertisements were placed by Coherent and Cohesive Voice. Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society said: ‘We are extremely pleased that this advertisement has been shown to be misleading. There is an increasing tendency… Read more

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