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Ron Wyatt: Collosal Fraud

And out come the wingnuts. Here’s the email I just received from someone named James Albright: Dear Ed, Noah’s ark was discovered by Ron Wyatt, whose ministry is named Wyatt Archeological Research. The news media is only taking attention away from the real ark through your ministry. Please stop this approach in the name of…

Like between 6/29 and 7/04, according to this press release from a group of Bible scholars. The folks at truebiblecode.com have it all figured out (just as Nostradamus predicted they would) and say that there will be a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan between those two dates. They’ve got a really fancy system worked out,…

Progressive Faith Blog Conference

I received an invitation today to attend the Progressive Faith Blog Conference. I will not be able to attend, but thought that one or two of my readers might be interested in doing so. I am not a religious man myself, nor do I really consider myself a progressive, but I think that religious progressives…

Am I the only one who has heard more than enough about tomorrow being 6-6-6 on the calendar? They’re releasing the new Omen movie tomorrow to take advantage of that date. Ann Coulter is releasing her new book tomorrow as well, which only goes to prove that she really is the devil (I’ve had my…

From the same loonies that brought us the Left Behind series comes the Left Behind video game. In this game, you roam the streets of New York with heavy weaponry and to score points you must either kill the infidels or make them convert. And no, I’m not making this up. The game is set…

The Christian Program

Are you confused over all the different types of Christian groups there are out there? It’s easy to lose track of them all. Your eyes can glaze over trying to distinguish between fundamentalists and evangelicals, and don’t even get me started on the difference between infralapsarian Calvinists and supralapsarian Calvinists. Sometimes you can’t tell the…

Solomon: Expert on Sexual Purity

I came across this column on Agape Press called The Serpent of Porn and had to laugh when it began with a Biblical lesson about the importance of avoiding sexual temptations from – of all people – Solomon! Solomon intimately understood how powerful sexual temptation can be for a young man. It was with him…

Get Ready for the War on Easter

For a nation just recovering from the mass stupidity of the “War on Christmas”, now we’ve got the War on Easter. Only this time, it’s not just an empty catchphrase invented by demagogues to whip up a fake frenzy, it’s a catchphrase invented by a mediocre filmmaker to sell his bad documentary. The filmmaker, Brian…

GG of Shiny Ideas has written a reply to my post on atheism and churchgoing. Unfortunately, I think he seriously misunderstands my position and thinks I’m making a much stronger argument than I am. He writes: This goes back to my previous post about the numinous feelings induced by drug use. If you are, like…

Atheism, Churchgoing and Morality

Mark Olson has an interesting post, responded to in part by Jason Kuznicki here, at least partly as a reply to things I and others have written lately about atheism and morality. It’s worth a serious response, but first there are a couple of misconceptions to clear up. He writes: Atheism is defended often (see…