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Archives for February, 2010

I am offended!

Another day, another outraged Christian. Parents in a Utah school district were horrified to discover a link on the district web page to an evil essay: The new battle centers on a link on the district’s Web page that was quietly removed on Feb. 16. Titled “America: Republic or Democracy?” the link led directly to…

Mr Deity picks on the handicapped!

It’s OK, though, you know he’s the kind of rotten, self-centered guy who would do that.

South Duh-kota, hang your head in shame

The South Dakota senate has been wrestling over an important resolution, HCR 1009. Here’s the original text. It will look rather familiar to anyone who has seen creationist bills roll through a legislature. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-fifth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate…

I just need a machine, I guess.

So they’re like cyborgs, then?

Apparently, it takes a lot of artificial modification to get one’s brain into the state where it can defend religion.

Good grief. This ridiculous study is making the rounds of the atheist community, with its claim that liberals and atheists are smarter than conservatives and religious people. Look at the numbers! Young adults who identify themselves as “not at all religious” have an average IQ of 103 during adolescence, while those who identify themselves as…

Representing for Christ

A lot of people don’t like Lyndon Rush, the Christian zealot who also happens to be a bobsledder in the Olympics. I think he’s wonderful. It’s so helpful to have someone like him openly demonstrating that Christians are morons.* You know there’s no atheist in a foxhole, right? There’s no atheist at the top of…

The BMJ is using an online poll?

I’m shocked that such a serious journal would find any value at all in running a web poll, but there you go. They’re everywhere. How about giving them a lesson in the frangibility of polls? Should homeopathy be allowed on the NHS? Yes 35% No 65%

Canada is sharing in Christian shame

The Canadian government is planning to help a fundamentalist Christian group, Youth for Christ, to proselytize. They’ve offered to contribute several million dollars to the construction of a youth center in downtown Winnipeg, which sounds like a wonderful, useful idea…except for the fact that the group building it has this as their mission: To impact…

Two suspects in a Texas church arson have been arrested. Unfortunately, guess what the most important fact in the presentation of the story is? Investigators have seized books on demons and atheism as well as rifles and knives from in a home linked to one of the men charged with setting an east Texas church…