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Comment by Hugh Kramer on January 3, 2010 at 2:56am
Anyone been following the news about Pastor Rick Warren lately? On Dec. 30th, he asked his Saddleback mega-church congregation to cough up $900,000 in donations before Jan 1, to make up an end of the year shortfall. Well, Saddleback Church has announced that the flock has come through! And instead of the $900,000 Rick Warren asked for, they delivered $2.4 million before the 48 hour deadline was up.

So what can you say about people like that? You can laugh or you can cry... or you can do what I did and make up a nursery rhyme about it:

Baa, baa, slack-jawed sheep
My coffers can you fill?
Yes sir, yes sir,
$2.4 M. in the till.
Some for the pastor,
Some to praise his name,
And some for the anti-gay
political campaign...


Feel free to pass this on. Maybe it will go viral.
Comment by Michael Nam on December 30, 2009 at 8:03am
Christmas 'Miracle' As Mother, Infant Resuscitated After Showing No Signs Of Life During Labor
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/29/christmas-miracle-as-moth_...

"Mike Hermanstorfer credits "the hand of God."

"We are both believers ... but this right here, even a nonbeliever – you explain to me how this happened. There is no other explanation," he said."

So, divine intervention saved his baby...thus, can we conclude that divine wrath killed the following?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1239196/Five-year-old-boy-k...

http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/news/local/news/general/christmas...

http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-cantonfatalfire,0,104525.story
Comment by Hugh Kramer on December 29, 2009 at 2:50pm
L.A. museum being sued for not showing anti-evolution film.

On it's Vimeo page, the American Freedom Alliance bills itself as a non-political, non partisan, movement of concerned Americans which identifies threats to western civilization. Currently, one of the threats to western civilization they are most concerned with is the cancellation of a screening of Darwin's Dilemma, an anti-evolution documentary, by Los Angeles's California Science Center.

So they're alleging that their freedom of speech was denied due to pressure from the Smithsonian Institute and the scientific community... And they're suing.

More here.

You really should check out their page on Vimeo. These guys remind me so much of the John Birch Society that I was surprised they haven't also come out against the fluoridation of water and Communism in the State Department!
Comment by Hugh Kramer on December 14, 2009 at 12:02pm
I guess it had to happen sooner or later. Atheists have invaded the comic book world... and save it! I spotted a story about it on PZ Myer's Pharyngula blog. It'scalled Dark Reign: The List -Wolverine. In it, Wolverine and two atheist anti-heroes battle zombies and an army of "brain-dead religious freaks."

More here.

Comment by BMK on December 8, 2009 at 11:55am
Greetings! I appear to be #1303, a lovely number rife with all sorts of connotations. bwahahaha (sneaky, low-key evil laughter).
Comment by Shamar on November 22, 2009 at 5:14pm
The Earth is Flat! And Other False Beliefs Based on Dogma and Pseudoscience that Stress the Need for Critical Thinking
http://bit.ly/RuUcx
Comment by Hugh Kramer on November 9, 2009 at 1:28pm

Here was the challenge: Can you communicate the most important idea in biology, and one of the most controversial ideas in our society, in a mere 120 seconds? Think you can convince even the most hard-headed creationist that Darwin was right? If so, show us—and that creationist—how it's done.
And we have a winner! It's official. Evolution is a song... or at least the winning entry in Discover Magazine's "EVOLUTION IN TWO MINUTES OR LESS" video contest is.

More, including a link to the videos, here.
Comment by Hugh Kramer on November 7, 2009 at 5:35pm

Every year New Humanist magazine opens the polls to decide who will receive the prestigious Bad Faith Award. Each year, the person deemed by the voters to have made the most outstanding contribution to the cause of unreason. 2008's winner who, with 33% of the vote, was the hands-down victor in a field of nine contestants, was Alaska governor and vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin.
More here (including the list of this year's nominees and how to cast your vote).
Comment by Susan Stanko on October 30, 2009 at 5:17pm
Don't they make bonfires for book burning?
Comment by B-Girl on October 30, 2009 at 5:05pm
oooh... an absolute gem from the article, "Gathering around bonfires is a common practice in pagan worship. As I remember, the bonfires that I attended during homecoming week when I was in high school were always in the fall. I am amazed at how we ignorantly participate in pagan, occult rituals." So now pep rallies are an occult ritual? Any party with a bonfire is an occult gathering? What about the bonfires/campfires at Boy Scout camp?
 

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