Bring your gun to Church, because God’s not gonna save you

Ye of little faith… The Arkansas House approved a bill allowing concealed handguns in churches. The bill, which passed on a 57-to-42 vote and now heads to the Senate, removes churches and other houses of worship from the list of places where concealed handguns are banned. Currently, the only private entities where concealed weapons are … Continue reading

Ridiculous hate mail to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

You will all surely enjoy this piece of ridiculous hate mail sent to the website of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In reading it, note how every statement in it could be applied with equal felicity to mainstream religions. Note also how much more seriously such a letter would be treated if it … Continue reading

Hateful message directed to Pastarians at Michigan Tech University

“they should be shot and hanged from the tallest redwood and then thrown to the raging sea” read the note posted on the door of the newly-formed Michigan Tech University Pastafarian club. In October, the website of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster reported that the two students who had been identified as the … Continue reading

Barack Obama’s speech on religion in America

I just watched Barack Obama’s recent speech on religion in America. I *really* like what he had to say. Obama discusses a few key interrelated topics: his personal religious background, the religious divide in America, and the importance of upholding church-state separation.

Faking faith to get one’s kids into UK state-funded religious schools

It has been pointed out frequently by prominent atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris that there are notably more nonreligious people than statistics indicate. For a variety of reasons (e.g., fear of negative social consequences), it seems that some atheists and agnostics are claiming to be of faith. In the UK, a new … Continue reading

God never asks that we kiss our brains goodbye…

Toronto area Church declares “Lying in bed shouting Oh God doesn’t constitute going to church”

No arguments here.

The “Oppression” of Christians in America

It’s become somewhat popular among hardline Christians in America to claim that they are being oppressed. “The scientific community is oppressing Intelligent Design” (which isn’t scientific, is based on no evidence, makes no predictions, and has been proven to be nothing more than Creationism in a cheap disguise, and was even rejected outside of the … Continue reading

Tom Cruise on Scientology: We are the way to happiness and the authorities on the mind.

Here’s how Tom Cruise describes Scientology on a Church promotional video: When you’re a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you’re the only one who can really help. We are the authorities on getting people off drugs. We are the authorities on … Continue reading

The Pope’s solution to Priesthood child sexual abuse: Pray the pedophilic gay away!

So apparently Pope Benedict’s brilliant solution to the problem of pedophilia in the Priesthood is to pray for things to get better.