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

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

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