Category Archives: Religious idiocy

Those crazy pagans

Jesus and Mo. Ophelia. Lulz.

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Target: reason

Wow, this theocratic call-to-arms by Baroness Warsi slipped right by me! She’s actually proud to be leading “the largest ministerial delegation from the United Kingdom to the Vatican” ever (that is, to a “country” which despises everything modern liberal democratic … Continue reading

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Why doesn’t god put a stop to the sexual abuse of children?

To find out the answer, watch this video: (Thanks to Stewart for the link.)

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Extra! Extra! Pope smooches imam!

The Freethinker brought this to my attention: Apparently the BBC wouldn’t risk reproducing the image on their website, and even Benetton removed it from theirs. The ad is part of a campaign pitting “world leaders who are often at loggerheads, … Continue reading

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Making stuff up

Watch Jerry Coyne get pugnacious on theologian John Haught. If ever a theologian was his own worst enemy, it is Haught. (Just try and follow his logic; you’ll get nowhere.) Coyne’s verdict: theologians “make stuff up.” (At the end of … Continue reading

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How do you say “facepalm” in Hebrew?

Yaakov Swisa, founder of FaceGlat – an ultra-orthodox Jewish version of Facebook – has this to say: “People who are God-fearing and care about their children’s education – cannot tolerate the ads and pictures one sees on the regular Facebook. … Continue reading

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Kill the men, rape the women

It doesn’t look too good for Rabbi Shapira’s plan to beat the swords of modern combat into the ploughshares of Yahweh-inspired warfare. Yesterday I wrote about his proposal for Torah-based practical combat; today I want to follow it up with … Continue reading

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Torah-based practical combat

Sound like a guide to warfare based on the laws promulgated in the Torah? Well, that’s what it is. Rabbi Shapira explains: “I think that people who read the plan will realize that what the Torah says is much more … Continue reading

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The Italian Parliament is not secular

Italy’s Northern League wants a crucifix in Montecitorio, the Italian Parliament. They’re taking the Lautsi vs. Italy decision as carte blanche to impose their religious views in every angle of Italian life. The problem is, according to Cronache Laiche, they’re right: … Continue reading

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A poison apple

Today my wife is attending a funeral for a young man – twenty five! – who recently died of a brain tumor. He was diagnosed only a month before. My aunt died of cancer a few years ago, after a … Continue reading

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