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Ben Carson, Jesus, And The Deficit

I worry about the harsh, judgmental, blinkered brand of politics that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson represents. I worry about his opposition to equal rights between heterosexuals and homosexuals. I worry about his eagerness to encourage panic about infectious diseases. I worry about his animosity to atheists, and his embrace of Creationist junk science. I […]

Conformity and Obedience are Not the Only Options

Conservative religious radio show host Michael L. Brown imagines a battle between two sides and declares his allegiance:

Brown asserts that a person must choose between obedience to a real or imagined authority and conformity to the ways of the majority. But are those really the only ethical options available? I don’t think so. […]

Jesus Cares? Help is Just a Prayer Away?

That’s what roadside church signs tell me on my drive through central Maine today:

There are a lot of good people suffering in the world. Jesus (and God the Father of whom Jesus is supposed to be one mysterious aspect) are supposed to omniscient and omnipotent. If they exist and they care about […]

He is Risen, Indeed?

Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians already believe? From a marketing point of view, what […]

1867 Christian Confederacy Star of David Stonewall Jackson Accept Jesus 500 Dollar Bill?

This morning, I encountered stacks and stacks of the following “currency” stuffed all over the place in Central Maine:

I cannot for the life of me figure this out. Can you help me understand what…

… the Confederate flag … Jewish Stars of David … Christian demands that you accept Jesus and be born […]

What Would It Take For You To Accept Krishna?

Yesterday, Jim asked: What Would It Take For You To Receive Jesus As Your Savior?

Today, I ask the same question, but this time, about Krishna. What would it take for you to accept Krishna? Is the answer the same as what it would take for you to accept Jesus, or do you have different […]

What Would it Take For You to Receive Jesus as Savior?

Go ahead, answer the question. What would it take?

Florida Tea Party Candidate Promotes Postage Stamp Conspiracy Theory

Karl Balone could have met the baby Jesus simply by taking a short trip to his local post office himself, but like most Tea Party members, he wouldn’t take the trouble to do a little fact checking. […]

The Bible And Jesus Are Waging A War On Christmas!

A wave of Christmas-hating degeneracy is sweeping over the world, and the American Family Association is documenting it. Jim has pointed out the AFA’s clear standard: If you don’t say Christmas, you’re a Christmas hater.

I know that the good Christian soldiers already have a lot of work on their agenda, given all the hateful […]

American Family Association: If You Don’t Talk About Christmas, You Hate Christmas

The American Family Association is at it again. Having bullied corporate retail chains across the country into inserting Christmas references into pet supply circulars and advertisements for drywall, the AFA is pushing the same chains to place even more references to Baby Jesus. Sending a new set of ratings to its diminishing band of followers, […]

Another Nail in the Coffin of the Anti-Gay Jesus Weather Hypothesis

Number of prominent Christian pastors who insist that deadly weather disasters are the means by which Jesus shows his hatred for gay people loving judgment against same-sex marriage: at least six.

Date of the UK House of Commons’ vote to legalize same-sex marriage: May 21 2013

Weather disasters over the United Kingdom on May 21 […]