August 20, 2007

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August 19, 2007

NORWAY’S Princess Maertha Louise appears to be away with the fairies – or rather the angels. Fourth in line to the Norwegian throne, the princess had Norwegians shaking their heads in disbelief when she announced her plans to open a school to teach people how to make contact with their angels. The project has been criticised in Norway where some have called for the 35-year-old princess, a devotee of alternative therapies, to renounce her official title – and even get… Read more

August 18, 2007

A SERIES of 12 photographs depicting Jesus as gay enraged the Pope, and they have now become the focus of attack by fundamentalist Christians in Sweden. Earlier this week, according to the Swedish paper The Local, a fight broke out outside the Ecce Homo photo exhibition, by Swedish artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin in the town of Jönköping when a group of religious fanatics set fire to a poster of the wall of the cultural centre hosting the exhibition. The exhibition… Read more

August 16, 2007

WILEY S Drake, a Buena Park pastor and a former national leader of America’s Southern Baptist Convention, has called on his followers to pray for the deaths of two leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Drake wants God to take time off from his favourite pastime of messing about with vegetables (see below) because the secularist organisation had the temerity to urge the IRS on Tuesday to investigate Drake’s church’s nonprofit status. This arose as a… Read more

August 16, 2007

Chalk up another premature death due to superstitious causes. Margaret Rose Cornelius, 72 year-old grandmother of seven and mother-in-law of Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, died after refusing a blood transfusion because she was a Jehovah’s Witness. Her daughter, Gaynor Campbell, claims that elders from the church visited her in hospital to ensure she would stick to her religion’s strict ban on blood transfusions. Gaynor believes she could have talked her into accepting a transfusion had the Jehovah’s Witlesses not got to… Read more

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

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