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The Baby Names of 2013 That Weren’t

The Social Security Administration has released the top 1000 girls’ and boys’ names for 2013.  Not among them:

Osama Atilla Adolph Vlad Caligula Idi Pol

And while Monica remains in the top 1000 names for girls, every year since, well, herm, the name Monica has become less popular.  Last year Monica sunk from its early [...]

Irregular Times Schooled on Biblical Morality: It’s OK to kill entire races if they’re Evil Races

Samaroo Joel writes in to Irregular Times, hoping to set us straight on genocide in the Bible.

Dear friend,

I was reading your article titled “secretes of the Bible”. You quoted two verses from the Bible to proof that God of the Bible promotes Genocide. But you ignored thousands of other verses which promotes to [...]

God’s Genocide: it’s not just an Old Testament thing

The Old Testament of the Bible is filled with instances in which the character of God directs his followers to commit genocide, ordering them to slaughter entire cities of men, women, children and babies for the offense of worshipping the wrong deity. Sometimes, especially if some people rub the wrong body parts, God takes care [...]

If John Boehner Doesn’t Get His Way, You Didn’t Pray Hard Enough, Bub

In a letter I found in my mailbox today, Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association asked me to pray as hard as the heroic genocidal baby-killers of the Bible.

In a very real sense I am asking you and every other AFA member to act as Aaron and Hur did when Moses prayed to [...]

Remembering The Deep History Of Jewish Genocide

The greater massacre of Lublin Jews by Nazis during World War II was an historical echo of the earlier genocide that took place 355 years ago today. [...]

Sarah Palin, Amalek, American Exceptionalism and Genocide

When Sarah Palin uses the phrase from John Winthrop’s sermon, referring to the entire United States of America as a “city on a hill”, she is sending a signal that, as President, she would be right in line with the most extremist, violent theocratic elements of American political history – a history that includes shameless genocide in the name of God. [...]

The Bible is Under Assault?

“The Bible Is Under Assault!” screams an unsolicited e-mail sent to us by the conservative publication Human Events.

“The Bible Is Under Assault!”? What does that mean?

According to Human Events, “The Bible is Under Assault!” because “mockers and skeptics” “ridicule” the Bible. Yep, that’s what they mean when they say that “The Bible is [...]