Losing My Religion
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Parent-teacher interviews were last week, and both of my children received stellar reviews. What pleased me most wasn't how bright they are or how well they did in their studies, it was what their teachers had to say about their individual character. Both are kind, helpful students who work well
Keaton once said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him." Well, I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is an Evangelical Christian. Heaven help us...
I hear there's a Rapture scheduled for May 21, 2011. Christian radio host Harold Camping says May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment "beyond the shadow of a doubt". Who am I to argue with Harold Camping? If this Saturday is the Rapture,
I don't own an iPhone, but I do own an iPod Touch. I enjoy several free apps, including Seesmic, Facebook, Scramble and the TD Bank app. I'm addicted to that damn Scramble game, but I digress... The Roman Catholic Church has approved an iPhone app called Confession. It's only $1.
The Associated Press is featuring an article about Marie Exley. Marie seems normal enough, she's a 32-year-old Army veteran from Colorado Springs, except for one thing... She believes the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011. To get the word out, they're using billboards and bus stop benches,
This video is making the rounds. It's creationism propaganda for children captured on camera. The whole notion of the bible being treated as "the history book of the universe" is pretty disgusting. It reminds me of the Creation Museum we all laughed at last summer and For the Bible Tells
As many as 100,000 may die from the earthquake in Haiti. Haiti's infrastructure was poor before this natural disaster, the tragic consequence of poverty and corruption, and now there is both chaos and devastation. The world must help Haiti, even if they did make a deal with the devil.
St. Matthew-in-the-city is a progressive Anglican church in Auckland, New Zealand. They recently created some controversy by erecting the following billboard. The Vicar of St Matthew-in-the-City, Glynn Cardy, said the billboard was "attacked by a knife-wielding Christian fanatic". That was actually the fourth attack on the billboard in two days.
This handy flowchart will help you determine what religion you should follow. [via Holy Taco]
If you ever find yourself in Petersburg, Kentucky, you've got to check out the Creation Museum. Thanks to the Creation Museum, I just learnt that our Earth is only 6000 years old and man and dinosaurs once coexisted. Although that contradicts absolutely everything science has taught us, it must be
There's buzz today about a Pew Research Center survey that suggests the more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists. I'd file this one under D for "Duh!". As others have pointed out, the concept of Hell is pretty much
I hate the Roman Catholic stance on birth control. It's irresponsible and incredibly dangerous. Back in the day, when I'd go off on Pope John Paul II for forcing me away from the church, it was the church's views on birth control that really exposed the institution as irrelevant and
Recently, Freddie P. wrote about Bill Maher's Religulous. Even though we've advanced in leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades, and much of what religion represents has been exposed as a cover for corruption, greed and much too often sexual assault, Religulous is valuable in the sense that
I awoke to hear the news that George Carlin is gone. He was one funny sonofabitch. His edgy humour always struck a chord with me and he'll be missed. I could bury you in YouTubery but I thought I'd stick with three Carlin gems. He really was more than just
For the Bible Tells Me So is a 2007 documentary directed by Daniel G. Karslake. A MetaFilter FPP linked to the entire doc on Google Video. Over the past couple of days, I watched all 1 hour and 39 minutes and it's extremely good. For The Bible Tells Me So
I have an important message for my Roman Catholic friends, especially my Roman Catholic friends across Latin America. I just got off the phone with Pope Benny, and he told me something I have to share with you all. He says it's okay to use condoms. I realize the official
Buffalo Boy sent me a link to a story about a creationism museum opening in Petersburg, Kentucky. The 60,000 square foot facility was designed to refute evolution. It shows humans and dinosaurs co-existing and explains that earth was created by God only 6,000 years ago. I've written about
When losing your religion, they say you go through five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This final stage is the best!
Pope Benedict XVI is pissed at us. With seven Ontario bishops in attendance, Pope Benny let them know Canadian laws supporting same-sex marriage and abortion has excluded "God from the public sphere". He's also pissed at Catholic politicians here in Canada who are apparently ignoring the values of their religion,
Way to lead the Catholic church into the 21st century, Benny. Some of us are desperately hungry for a sign of enlightenment from your institution. Instead, it's the same old same old. Today, in his first major ruling as Pope, Benny imposed restrictions on homosexuals entering the Catholic priesthood, saying
What the hell is going on in Kansas? The Kansas Board of Education approved new public-school science standards today that promotes the teaching of creationism. The board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is "no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena". Here in Toronto,
Just a few days ago I was left flabbergasted at the fact that nearly half of Americans believe that God created humans in their present form. Now I'm really stupefied. I just read this CBS News article that states 37% of Americans want the teaching of 'evolutionism' replaced outright. I
Few things irk me as much as people using the Bible to promote hatred. There are a number of people opposed to same-sex marriages because it violates God's law. These people will use the Bible as a their proof and refer you to passages in Leviticus that refer to men