Category Archives: Religion

Quote of the Week: Atheism Edition

“I gave a Bible to my daughter. That’s how you make atheists.” – Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists

The “Ground Zero Mosque”

Right-wing bigots and left-wing cowards (or maybe they are just bigots too?) are in an uproar over the construction of a so-called “Ground Zero Mosque.” As they tell it, the former site of the World Trade Center towers is “hallowed ground” and Muslims should not be allowed to build a “victory mosque” on or near it. […]

The Pope is like Jesus, except for that molestation thing

Pope Benedict XVI has been under fire for his role in helping cover up systemic child abuse in Catholic churches around the world. New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan offered a highly inappropriate defense of the Pope this weekend during Mass: The standing-room-only crowd at St. Patrick’s Cathedral applauded for 20 seconds after Dolan read a […]

The Pope

War on Christmas continues

Forget Afghanistan. Don’t any of you remember the War on Christmas? Via Balloon Juice, it appears there is a website that lets users rate stores on their friendliness to an overtly religious version of Christmas. In the mind of these Christianists, a store does not deserve your patronage if they wish you “Happy Holidays” vs. […]

If you're not part of the solution…

In the grand scheme of things, we’re just animals programmed to eat, poop and reproduce. Abstinence programs ignore that we’re driven by genetics to seek out sexual partners as soon as our bodies are capable. Promoting condom use recognizes the strength of those urges and the fallibility of human self control. But rather than embrace […]

Pastor buys adult products with taxpayer dollars

Jimmy Weber, 45, of Sioux City, Iowa was getting ready for some lonely nights. The Des Moines Register says he used the money to buy this: A home theater surround-sound system; a laptop computer for personal use; accessories for an iPod personal stereo; the books “Pleasure Beach” and “The Kama Sutra;” the CD “Sex Machine” […]

Best part of the GOP Debate

During the Republican Presidential Candidate Debate on MSNBC, Thursday, the participants were asked if they did not believe in evolution, Brownback, Tancredo and Huckabee raised their hands: Perhaps they were being incredibly dishonest when they raised their hands, or maybe they really are that stupid. Either way, none of them should ever become president. Ridiculous. […]

McCain courts the fringe

Senator John McCain has already come out in favor of torture, so how can he discredit himself further in the eyes of reasonable Americans? By courting nutjobs like Jerry Falwell and James Dobson, of course. Falwell and Dobson are known for their common sense and incontrovertible logic: JERRY FALWELL: The ACLU’s got to take a […]

The other crisis in the Middle East

While the big U.S. media is focused on the chaos in Iraq, there is still another conflict in the Middle East that is doing even more to drive the Muslim world away from the United States and its’ allies. Yes, that’s right, it’s the fight between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The Israelis keep killing […]