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Exhibit A in the Commodification of the Holiday Season

When I was a lad, we celebrated the holiday season by holding hands and singing carols about togetherness. We were sure to be good little children, to do exactly what our parents told us. We knew the real meaning of the season, all right. The songs helped us remember: “you better watch out, you better […]

Ben Carson Fans Seek To Use Government To Force Religion On You

This warning comes from the National Committee To Draft Ben Carson, the dominant organization preparing for Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign: “We have to understand that Freedom of Religion must never be allowed to be a mandate for Freedom from Religion.”

Let’s be clear about what this policy position means: Ben Carson’s supporters want to […]

Texas Cheerleaders Think God Wants Their Football Team To Win

There’s an unfair stereotype of cheerleaders – that they’re stupid and superficial. In reality, there are many intelligent cheerleaders out there.

A squad of cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas is living up to the stereotype, however. They’re pushing the Kountze School District to fight against complaints that the cheerleaders are using high school football games as […]

10 Moral Suggestions Chosen By Panel Of Atheist Judges

These days, you’ll hear a lot of bluster about “The Ten Commandments”, a group of supposedly divine commands that mythology says are thousands of years old. The truth is that there is no single authoritative list of what The Ten Commandments actually are. There’s no list in any ancient Christian or Jewish scripture that is […]

Pagans Pause

Doing a bit of research into the wyrd path this morning, I came across a blog called the Well of Mimir. It’s a great name, but, “The Well of Mímir will be going on an indefinite hiatus. Please check back in the next year for more content.”

Undaunted, I found another blog called The Pantheist […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Part III: Contraception and Fear

Jim Schroeder, an organizer for the pro-Catholic Foundation for Evangelization through the Media, recently published an article declaring without equivocation that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong:”

“Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out the truth and […]

Varanasi Priests Show The Power Of Religion

Let us speak of the power of faith.

This week, in the city of Varanasi, India, two Hindu priests met on the street and got into an argument about who had the most followers. They soon started yelling at each other. Then, one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other one dead, […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Fact Check Part II: Lust and the Family

Jim Schroeder of the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media has declared boldly that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong.” Schroeder elaborates:

“Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out the truth and value and relevance of what […]

Sex And Obscenity In the Bible

“Let us introduce you to parts of the Holy Bible which you have not heard about in sermons from the pulpit, that may shock and dismay you and should certainly convince you that the bible ought to be X-rated. Below you will find a pornographic view of sex and women, lewdness, depravity and sexual violence […]

Pastor Calvin V. French Delivers Political Speech In The US Senate Advocating Theocracy

Calvin V. French, Pastor of the Community of Christ Church, called it a prayer, but it was clearly a political speech, castigating U.S. senators to place themselves under the authority of Christian religious authorities. He lectured, standing on the very center of the United States Senate this week, “Almighty God, we come as children in […]

Fact Check: Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? (Irrationality, Narcissism and Gluttony)

Writing for the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media on the website Aleteia, psychologist Jim Schroeder declares that in a headline that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong.” Schroeder declares that:

“Adult Catholics need to understand and intentionally embrace Catholic teaching with our intellects and reason. We can’t be content […]