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Correspondent SDC, reporting in from the Land o’ Hoosiers, offers an awe-inspiring account of a recent visit to the famous Creation Museum, located “just seven miles west of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.” A teaser follows. The rest of the article (including photos), copiously dusted with SDC’s dry sardonic humor, may be found here: Elitist…

Diabolical Interpretation

Two juicy grubs were found wiggling recently in the Chimp Refuge inbox: one on an offensive vanity license plate and the other on severing appendages for the Lord. After reading my post on Air Guitar Hero Cranks It to 11, correspondent J.M. of California passed along this tale of hilarity.

The Sudan Teddy Bear Flap

A new Pat Condell video regarding the “inappropriately named teddy bear” fiasco in the Sudan. As usual, it’s vintage Condell:

“What a waste of an Enlightenment”

Pat Condell answers some critics in the atheist community regarding so-called “hard line” atheist arguments to believers in the supernatural. It’s six and a half minutes well spent:

Hagee on Beck

What happens when an end-of-times pastor meets a CNN bobble-head? One thing is for certain both science and rationality will be chucked out the window. John Hagee, head of a Texas mega-church had some truly crazy things to say on Glenn Beck’s Friday evening show (October 12, 2007). You can get the complete transcript here.…

Whip(key) It Good!

A 53 year old Colorado priest faces indecent exposure charges for jogging naked at a local track according to the AP. The priest, Robert Whipkey, claims that he sweats profusely while running, and as he was running in the very early morning prior to sunrise, he didn’t think anyone would be around to notice. Why…

A Parable

I’m just getting sick of the whole “atheism is a religion” crap that I seem to keep running into lately. Here’s a little story for your entertainment. Once upon a time there was a land called Cardia. In Cardia, everyone played cards. Some people played blackjack, some poker, others pitch, and so forth. While many…

Tax the Churches, Part 2

An earlier installment noted the large sums of cashola being used in the construction of what can nominally be described as Multimedia Entertainment Venues for Christ (MEVCs). The Gardendale First Baptist Church in Alabama dropped $110,000 for a Yamaha digital mixing console for example, let alone all of the goodies that go along with it.…

Fast Food F(r)iends

Yesterday, I mentioned the Fast Food Friends program at Gardendale First Baptist Church in Alabama. Here is how they describe it on their website: It is a creative way to show people in our community the love of Christ. You ask how does it work? The next time that you go to your local fast…

The Sound (and Cost) of Worship

Audio is where I spend much of my time, both professionally and as a hobby. In fact, quite a few years ago I used to design public address systems and components (most notably loudspeaker systems and subwoofers). That venture didn’t last too long because I discovered that many people just didn’t care that much about…