Evangelist Alamo Guilty of Sex Crimes By JON GAMBRELL, AP
TEXARKANA, Ark. (July 24) - Tony Alamo, a one-time street preacher who built a multimillion-dollar ministry and became an outfitter of the stars, was convicted Friday of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.
Alamo stood silently as the verdict was read, a contrast to his occasional mutterings during testimony. His five victims sat looking forward in… Continue
Suffering the loss of a pregnancy, the Coleman family decides to adopt an older child, an orphan from Russia. Orphan strains to make benign scenes frightening, consequently asphyxiating the truly scary moments.
Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard) want to add another child to their family, but after the still-birth of their child and family tragedy, pregnancy wasn’t an option anymore. They decided to adopt a child from a Catholic orphanage. There, they meet Ester, a young girl… Continue
"Shep" refers to the great Jean Shepherd of "A Christmas Story" fame. "Bulldada" is unintentional hilarity, and, in this case, unintentional hilarity of the type that finds its way to you in the mail, slipped into a library book, hiding on a thrift-store shelf, or pinned to a public kiosk. Information… Continue
Sometimes I like to visit CL - parts of it are like a Springer episode in words. And sometimes I like to post something to get people all riled up - and to make myself feel better. It's very cathartic! Lately, with the 40th anniversary of the walk on the moon, there have been quite a few posts about it being a hoax. So in response to those posts, I posted this:
I'm just curious as to how many of you, hoax supporters and non-hoax supporters alike, buy into religion? Because THAT is… Continue
For those of you who don't know what Mu means it is japanese for "nothingness" or "no meaning". I was reading an interview with Tsugumi Ohba (creator of the manga "Death Note") and he believed that when you die you go to Mu, in which it makes sense in an Atheistic point of view:everyone dies the same way, no right or wrong, you are like before you were born.
He had an interesting concept that actually disappearing to Mu is scarier than going to heaven or hell, because the result is… Continue
They’ve come. They are on our shores. You thought this could only happen in America? Well you were wrong!
The exorcists are here in the United Kingdom. Praise the Lord and get ready to dodge the green vomit!
The human-rights activist Peter Tatchell is organising protests against hardline Christian churches in Britain that perform these bizarre and dangerous practices on lesbian and gay people in an effort to purge them of their homosexuality.
PATNA, India (Reuters) – Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.
I saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQp_Ekr0oGA on tv today, and wondered if someone else caught the random atheist bashing (around 6:07). I'm not entirely sure how to link it, sorry.
Just so you don't have to watch it all, and because I know what watching a video on a dial-up connection is like, here's an overview: Steve Harvey was on the Tyra Banks Show [Yes, I watch Tyra, don't judge me. hahaha :P] talking about his new book, 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man'. When he got… Continue
Muslim woman fears death in an honor killing after her lover was attacked with sulphuric acid. These killings, as we have documented here, happen again and again in an Islamic context -- yet the Daily Mail here attempts to give the impression that they happen all over the place.
Yet if they do happen in Hindu and Sikh communities, and among Christians (a more fanciful claim), the frequency is much greater among Muslims -- not least because there is Islamic legal sanction…
Some religious theists think it is appropriate to presume to inform atheists about why they really don't believe in any gods rather than simply listen to atheists in order to learn something. Perhaps atheists should instruct theists why they actually believe in gods. Theists offer all sorts of reasons for why they believe in a god but the only respectable reason is one which, if proven false, would at the very least cause them to seriously… Continue
In this week's installment, I'll be posing as Andrew, a married man whose wife doesn't want him to convert to LDS.
You are speaking live with Jule', who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information provided in this session is to provide assistance only and is not an official statement of the Church.
Jule': His this is Jule' and Kenzi, how can we help you?
Me: Hi I'm really interested in the Church of LDS, but my wife has a… Continue
I really haven't had much to say here. Sometimes it seems like there's so many social networking sites it's almost impossible to keep all the passwords straight and breaking into a new one seems like a lot of work. Today however I have things to talk about that are most appropriate in a theist-free zone.
Last night I had a dream that some of my best atheist friends changed their minds and started believing in g0d. It was extremely uncomfortable. I think it all ties in with some… Continue
Added by Tak G. on July 23, 2009 at 3:20pm —
Ok, I am finally getting around to the best part of my trip. As I mentioned in my last blog on the trip, I got caught behind a major wreck outside of Columbus, Ohio. I didn't end up in Cincinnati until 5am, and I was going to be at the museum when they opened the doors. I slept a few hours and pulled into the museum at 10am. I hope they were prepared for a grumpy atheist because that is exactly what they got.
At 10am, I entered the gates behind… Continue
In their latest issue, New Humanist magazine has an article by Danny Postel in which he discusses his attempts to provide his children with some humaist reading material, partly as a counterbalance to the Christian texts (and religious services) their mother, a Catholic, has introduced them to.
His attempts raised some interesting questions and the article is well worth a read.
“Morning, Vicar. We’d like to get married. Oh, can you sprinkle the sprog with some of that holy water while you’re at it. Oh, and Grandma’s dropped dead. Perhaps you can fit in a few words over the box.
“We’ll have had hatch, match and dispatch all in one, then, ha, ha.
“Oh, can you bless our nanny goat?”
OK, bit of hyperbole. But it’s true that the Church of England is now going to allow people to get married (heterosexual couples, that is – but of course) and… Continue