The Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday, Greece v. Galloway, gained my attention because of its subject matter. A thin, all-Christian, 5 to 4 majority of Supreme Court justices ruled that it is not a violation of the First Amendment for the Town of Greece government to compel town citizens to sit through a Christian […]
The Journal of Religion and Health releases new research this spring asking the all-important question, can prayer by Muslim religious authorities cure warts? With the publication of “Therapeutic Effects of Islamic Intercessory Prayer on Warts” by Turkish academic, government and medical researchers Evren Hoşrik, Aydın E. Cüceloğlu and Seval Erpolat, can we learn the answer?
Does prayer really work wonders? Not according to epidemiologst Maria Inês da Rosa.
Da Rosa and her research team published results of a double-blind randomized trial in the Brazilian Journal of Science and Public Health last year. Half of the more than five hundred pregnant women in the trial had their health prayed for […]
Yesterday, Barry C. Black, the man appointed and paid by the U.S. federal government to be the high priest of the United States Senate, stood on the floor of the Senate and called upon his god to seize control of the legislative body. “Today, equip our Senators to do Your will, helping them to grasp […]
Chaplain Patrick Conroy, you can’t it both ways. Do you want your big spirit in the sky to control members of Congress, or do you want them to think for themselves? […]
The leader of the National Day of Prayer warns that Satan himself is the leader of the marriage equality movement, using little demons, devils and other evil spirits to communicate with lesbian and gay activists, and give them their satanic marching orders. […]
Pray For The Election is an organization encouraging Americans to engage in “spiritual warfare”, in the hope that whoever is inaugurated as President in January will work “for the furthering of the gospel.”
I suppose that we could pray for the election. We also could…
…boil pasta for the election, at the rate of 10,000 […]
Did Patrick J. Conroy’s prayer come true, or was his religious ceremony in Congress on Friday impotent? […]
Congressman Mike McIntyre doesn’t care enough about prayer to center his own life around the practice, so what right does he have to lecture to the rest of us about how we’re not praying enough? […]
Schlingensiepen and McCollough are themselves pursuing a nasty path of Christian theocracy as they state that it is unacceptable for anyone in public office to “abuse” the Bible, to cite their holy text in a way that they don’t approve of. That’s establishing a religious test for public office, which is specifically prohibited by the Constitution. […]
Rick Perry has proposed a constitutional amendment to give public school students the right to pray, but they already have that right. There is no ban on public school prayer by students. The only thing schools and students aren’t allowed to do is to force anyone to pray. […]