On Sunday's season finale of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump "hired" country singer Trace Adkins over atheist magician Penn Jillette. (Oh! Spoiler: The Apprentice is still on the air.)
Anyway, the two men were pretty courteous to each other throughout the finale. Adkins even said this about Jillette:
"Penn Jillette is the most ethical atheist I've ever met. But I'm bringing Jesus!," Trace had insisted. "He's got Teller and they do magic tricks, but Jesus makes blind people see -- it's unbelievable!" he added, saying he "needs Jesus to come through for me tonight."
Evangelist Ray Comfort is best-known for his unintentionally comical homage to the banana, a fruit that he claims proves the existence of an intelligent designer.
While the man is usually just an amusing buffoon, he is not without traits that God, were He real, would surely frown upon. Malice and mendacity, to name but two.
In this video below, recently released via YouTube user potholer54, we encounter Comfort interviewing two young atheists and asking them a question about ethics. Everyone seems cordial enough, but keep watching to witness the after-the-fact switcheroo. In the cut-and-edited version of Comfort's video, he's changed the question, the better to blacken the atheists' viewpoint.
Bad monkey, no banana!
Daniel Burke of CNN reports that the #PrayForOklahoma hashtag was used 75,000 times as of Tuesday afternoon -- and I think it's safe to assume most of those times weren't snarky. But does it help? Of course not. Prayer might make the people tweeting it feel better -- though, are they even getting on their knees? -- but it does nothing to help the people struggling in Oklahoma right now.
At least Ricky Gervais had the right idea:
Here's something you don't see in the religious world: A group of college students are putting on a free conference dedicated to sex-positivity. It's called the Sexy Secular Conference and it'll take place at the University of Akron (Ohio) this October:
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