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Et tu, Jordan?Via the Associated Press:Jordan has banned a performance by a popular Lebanese rock band on religious grounds, spurring criticism of the Western-allied kingdom, which portrays itself as an island of tolerance in a turbulent...Show More Summary
Michael Voris, producer of the conservative Christian website "Church Militant," recently shared a video explaining that not only did God cure his homosexual tendencies, but that it happened through a pretty gruesome way: God gave his mother cancer, which eventually killed her, and it turned him straight.
While it seems most of the internet is laughing at a viral video of a father taunting his daughter with threats that he'll break her future boyfriend's legs, insisting "You're going to be a nun" and that she's "going to work for Jesus," I'm reluctant to join them.
What does the word "Crusade" mean to you? I suspect if you ask people today, many of the explanations would reference groups like ISIS, hell-bent on spreading their faith even if there's a human cost to it.While the word had more positive connotations, at least in a Christian sense, several decades ago -- think Billy Graham -- it no longer does. Show More Summary
Christian evangelist Ray Comfort, he of Banana Nightmare fame, will be at the Reason Rally... though not at the invitation of anyone organizing the event.Comfort will be on the other end of the Mall on June 4, just away from the Lincoln Monument where the Rally is taking place, preaching and generally trying to convert anyone who crosses his path:
Last night, during a talk at Stanford University, former Speaker of the House John Boehner was extremely blunt when asked for his opinion on Ted Cruz: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”
The last time we saw Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert, he had passed a bill to install a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol and was trying to fundraise for it.For his latest publicity stunt, he's denouncing Target's bathroom policy which allows trans people to use the appropriate bathrooms. Show More Summary
Mark Twain was possessed by the devil. The punishment for reading Harry Potter books should be drowning. Say no to Girl Scout cookies, because they lead to the promotion of lesbianism.If you can't get enough of the peculiar brand ofShow More Summary
With so many police and fire departments putting the words "In God We Trust" on their vehicles, it's gotten to the point where I stopped posting articles about them because they're a dime a dozen. That's not just a figure of speech -- I get dozens of links to stories about that happening every few days. Show More Summary
When I was in college, I began an atheist group with an acquaintance of mine. I think we did a good job of running a strong club -- we brought in speakers, held debates, and helped a lot of people who didn't realize there were other atheists on campus. Show More Summary
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is a perfect example of a judge who puts the Bible above the Constitution. If there's a law he doesn't like, he'll just break it because be believes himself to be above it all. That's what...Show More Summary
The bot's name? Joel Dongsteen.And the advice turns out to be pretty damn good...
Here's the latest compilation of Sam Harris' best arguments and comebacks.
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why Mother Teresa shouldn't become a saint, even by the Catholic Church's standards.
Do Americans know that, turbans notwithstanding, Sikhs are not Muslims? If the street interviews on that topic by Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj are any guide, the answer is "Sadly, no."
The mighty have fallen: Dennis Hastert is going to prison for a year and three months, in a case that involves his sexual abuse of at least four boys as young as 14.
I don't know a better alternative to democracy, but democracy sure can be scary. If, hypothetically, we let Americans vote in a referendum on whether they want to keep the already-porous wall between state and church intact, I wouldn't...Show More Summary
Ted Cruz is set to announce that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate -- which, let's face it, only matters in the fantasy election taking place in his head.
North Carolina State Senator Buck Newton, a sponsor of the anti-trans bathroom bill that has ruined the state's reputation and a candidate for attorney general, made a remarkable comment on Monday during a campaign rally:
Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, is shocked that white people are boycotting Target for no good reason at all: