Last night, as I posted earlier, The Satanic Temple unveiled its Baphomet statue in Detroit. What's really interesting is how TST dealt with all the threats they were getting from God-fearing Christians.According to TST spokesperson Lucien Greaves, attendees for the event had to go through the following process:
Lori Arnold McFarlane used to be an evangelical Christian -- and a very happy one at that. But a few years ago, after she openly mocked Harold Camping and his followers for warning people about the end of the world, she realized there really wasn't much of a difference in their beliefs. Show More Summary
Make no mistake about it: Religion and politics are closely intertwined. And in the Republican party, they're practically synonyms.Yesterday, we learned that billionaire brothers Farris and Dan Wilks were donating $15 million to TedShow More Summary
It's bad enough that Christians are sending Bibles to Iraqis who are starving and homeless and Hindus who are suffering in a heat wave. Now, a group called The Voice of the Martyrs is doing something even worse to "help" people in North Korea.They're going to drop Bibles in the country via balloons... even though they're fully aware that citizens could be killed for owning one:
By GabboT, via Wikimedia Commons It appears that we have yet another excuse to discuss outrage culture, so let's do it.Suppose you were to learn of an incident in which a waitress at a popular chain restaurant called a customer a racial slur that many people find offensive. Show More Summary
Tell me if you've heard this one before: A "psychic" bilked her customers out of a hell of a lot of money and then wasn't prepared when authorities came after her.That's what happened with Sandra Marks (known as "Catherine Marks"):
If any of you have seen Simon Reynolds (below), please let the police know. The Church of England vicar who conducted several weddings and funerals, made a lot of money in the process, and pocketed the cash instead of handing it over to the Church is now on the run:
Here's your first glimpse at The Satanic Temple's statue of Baphomet that could soon be coming to the Arkansas State Capitol grounds:
Last week, I posted about how politicians in Guatemala were considering a bill to make "Biblical values" classes mandatory for all students in the country's public and private schools. Members of the Asociación Guatemalteca de Humanistas...Show More Summary
Who do you call for health care advice if you're a CEO who allegedly embezzled Medicaid funds? If you're Erv Brinker (below), perhaps you call a psychic palm reader.
A few days ago, I pointed out that officials at the Stone's County Sheriff's Office in Missouri put "In God We Trust" stickers on every vehicle they own:
Something I’ve often wondered is why so many great or classic fantasy stories are set in a real or fictionalized Europe. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series, Robert E. Howard’s Conan series, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, The Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire, Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising, [Read More...]
What would you include on a list of the "greatest attacks of terror on America"? Maybe 9/11? Pearl Harbor?Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California says you're all wrong. Those attacks were nothing compared to what's on his list:
It's not unusual for renowned atheist Richard Dawkins to rub people of faith the wrong way. It's not unheard of for him to get on the bad side of feminists. But it's not every day that he pisses off the intersection of the two groups. But this week, with a series of tweets, that's exactly what Dawkins did.
YouTuber Coby Persin recently ran a little experiment where he pretended to be homeless on the streets of New York City. He held up two different signs: One blatantly said he wanted to buy drugs/alcohol with strangers' donations, and the other said he wanted to help his family (with his "daughter" physically by his side). Show More Summary
DarkMatter2525 channels Gov. Rick Perry to tell us why traditional marriage, as stated in the Bible, must be protected at all costs!
It's my favorite bit of atheist advertising all year. For the fourth consecutive year, the Minnesota Atheists will join forces with a local minor league baseball team for a game.On Saturday, August 8, the St. Paul Saints...... will become the Mr. Paul Aints:
In 2013, the Kountze High School cheerleaders won a lawsuit that said they could hold up banners with Bible verses on them to support the football team:
You know you're a bigot when even other Republicans say you're too anti-gay.That's the case with Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), who decided he will no longer pay dues to the National Republican Congressional Committee unless they stop promoting gay candidates. (Because, yes, they exist, even in the GOP.)
It's still early in the search for a motive for what happened in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last night, but details are starting to emerge about the man who killed two innocent people and injured several more.We now know that 59-year-old John Russell Houser (a.k.a. Show More Summary