Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 192 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

Foods are Proof that God Wants Us to Be… What?

If you ever visit the historical sites of Boston or Philadelphia, you’ll notice t-shirts and buttons for sale at just about every available souvenir stand, referencing Benjamin Franklin’s quote, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Made by historically-minded Guatemalan and Chinese sweatshop workers, these pieces of swag offer [...]

Majority of Americans embrace the strongest Religious Freedom: Non-Affiliation

Bloggers like PatriotFreedom may insist that “America is a Religious Nation,” but the bare facts suggest otherwise. According to data collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, from 2000 to 2010 the number of congregants affiliated with American churches, mosques, synagogues and temples declined by 2,870,973. During the same period, the size [...]

Theologian Decries Increasing Maine Religious Freedom as a Threat to Religious Freedom

Once every ten years, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies conducts a census, contacting the heads of all religious congregations in the United States and asking them to indicate how many people are members of their congregations. In any area, the number of non-affiliated people is simply the difference between the total of [...]

H.R. 3745, Putting All of a Credit Union’s Eggs in the Collection Basket

There’s a saying that’s popular among credit unions: “not for profit, not for charity, but for service.” Most people know that credit unions are non-profit organizations that return all their proceeds to members, distinguishing them from banks, institutions whose goal is to extract profit from members as much possible. But credit unions are not supposed [...]

Irregular Times Donation: Humanist Crisis Response Horn of Africa Project

We sell American-made political shirts to keep Irregular Times going because shirts made in other countries are notorious for noxious sweatshop labor conditions, not because we’re xenophobes. We believe strongly that money should flow to parts of the world where people are living in desperate poverty, and so for every shirt we sell we pledge [...]

Sour Cabbage: by word count, the Real Whopper of a Bureaucracy is Biblical

Is all you need to know about bureaucracy reduced to cabbage? Or could we find something a little bit wordier? Time for a conservative chain mail fact check. [...]

After “Invisible Judgment Day,” Harold Camping Predicts World’s End October 21

On May 21, 2011, the worldwide earthquake and mass disinterment of corpses predicted by Christian leader Harold Camping failed to materialize. No worries for Camping and the nationwide proselytizing organization he leads: Camping has simply replaced his old familyradio.com website with a new version, containing no reference to the non-apocalypse May 21. Whee! Down the [...]

The Difference Between a Crazy Christian and a Reasonable Christian

May 21 2011 has come and gone, and despite the predictions of Christian preacher Harold Camping on his nationally broadcast Family Radio programs, there has been no Judgment Day. No earthquake bigger than mankind has ever seen. No billions of dead bodies spit out of the earth and onto the ground.

Christian media outlets [...]

All Graves Opening in Two Days: Now That’ll Aerate the Lawn

For once an American religious leader has doled out an empirically testable prediction. We’ll be on the lookout for this development:

What will take place on May 21? On May 21, 2011 two events will occur. These events could not be more opposite in nature, the one more wonderful than can be imagined; the [...]

Go Ahead, Eat that Burger. God tells us the World ENDS in Three Days!

Why worry about your blood cholesterol when you’ve got eternity to contemplate?

Last December, F.G. Fitzer alerted us to the “infallible” biblical predictions of Christian leader Harold Camping that Judgment Day would come on May 21, 2011. That’s three days from now:

We learn from the Bible that Holy God plans to rescue about [...]

99th Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Bigoted Religious Death Threats

“OSAMA TODAY ISLAM TOMOROW”

– Spray painted on the side of a Mosque in Portland, Maine on the morning of May 2, 2011.

Vandalizing a house of worship and threatening to kill people for their religion is a return to the know-nothingism of the 19th Century. To call that “exasperating” is an understatement.

[...]