Category Archives: Religion

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

The Virgin Mary sure gets around. Interestingly enough it seems to be an exclusively Roman Catholic phenomenon; she doesn’t appear to Protestants, and certainly not to non-Christians. 

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Sikh men who saved lives by removing their turbans

I’m very critical of most religious beliefs, especially when those beliefs cause or allow physical or emotional harm to come to others. However, here are two examples of Sikhs who saved lives by focusing on helping others rather than the paraphernalia … Continue reading

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Ugandan Christian leaders like dead gays

In February of this Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act and people convicted of committing homosexual acts are now potentially subject to life in prison. Proscribed actions include:  Aggravated homosexuality (Life imprisonment) Attempt to commit homosexuality (Life imprisonment) … Continue reading

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Those persecuted Atheists

As a follow up to yesterdays post on Christian Persecution, here’s some info on what it’s like to be an atheist. Saudi Arabia has declared all atheists to be terrorists. Saudi Arabia has introduced a series of new laws which … Continue reading

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Ragnarök

The world ends again tomorrow—this time in Viking fashion. Ragnarök has arrived  a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various … Continue reading

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Dueling Theories of Exorcism

Last summer, I wrote about Bob Larson who runs a private school for exorcists as well as performing personal and Skype based exorcisms. However, he has his critics, and not just from the skeptical crowd. “They just can’t be done … Continue reading

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The Only Righteous Man in Sodom

Abraham did his best, but there weren’t as many as 10 righteous men (and the women didn’t matter), so Sodom and Gomorrah were doomed. Lot, the one righteous man was saved. Here is his story in animation. You might want to … Continue reading

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Christians offended because their dominance is questioned

Some Christians are offended when their dominance in western culture is questioned. American Atheists has paid to have a billboard in Times Square that emphasizes that the holiday this time of year is not the property of Christians. Anyone with … Continue reading

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Jesus and Mo on Discrimination

Some religious believers struggle with the concept of discrimination. In their minds, anything than impinges on their ability to enforce their beliefs and practices on the rest of society is discrimination against them. We have seen this play out in … Continue reading

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Blasphemy Laws

Blasphemy laws are found around the world. The strictest are found in Muslim countries, some of which are pushing for a UN worldwide ban on blasphemy. according to a Pew Forum Study released in 2012, 94 countries have laws against … Continue reading

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