Category Archive: Religion

Pertaining to the mindless worship of nonexistent deities, and belief in the "supernatural".

Apr 19 2014

Local religion news

Corvallis church associate arrested on child porn charges http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/corvallis-church-associate-arrested-on-child-porn-charges/article_634ad457-faa5-5a2d-a12d-42612f9512bf.html An Albany man who was a priest with an Orthodox church in the Lewisburg area was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges. Stanley Brittain, 39, of Albany, was charged in Linn County Circuit Court on Friday with 16 counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse. Until …

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Apr 13 2014

Brandeis University dishonors atheist and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandeis_University Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students. Its motto is: Truth even unto its innermost parts. American academia bites the …

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Feb 21 2014

Islam prohibits travel to Mars as it is tantamount to suicide: New fatwa

“Suicide is forbidden in Islam.” Suicide bombers exempted,  presumably. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/islam-prohibits-travel-to-mars-new-fatwa/1/344688.html Traveling to Mars is prohibited in Islam! That’s exactly what a new fatwa issued by a fatwa committee under the United Arab Emirates’ General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment says. The committee further said that whoever opted for this “hazardous trip” was likely to …

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Feb 17 2014

Ignorance is bliss

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. [Albert Einstein] Snake handling pastor Jamie Coots dies from rattlesnake bite http://guardianlv.com/2014/02/snake-handling-pastor-jamie-coots-dies-from-rattlesnake-bite/ Kentucky snake handling pastor Jamie Coots died Saturday after he was bitten by one of his rattlesnakes he was handling while he was preaching in the middle …

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Feb 03 2014

Ham on Nye

Creation v Evolution debate Tuesday night TV personality and science advocate Bill Nye (Bill Nye the Science Guy) has accepted an invitation to debate Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis / The Creation Museum on February 4, 2014 at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. NBCNews.com and MSNBC.com will offer live video coverage of the debate beginning at …

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Feb 02 2014

All things rude and nasty

The “Good Book” revisited Eric Idle’s “All Things Dull and Ugly” (see blog entry, below) is a parody of the Anglican Hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Things_Bright_and_Beautiful. “All things rude and nasty, The Lord God made the lot.” Actually, Idle’s parody is rather mild. Many verses in the Bible are horrifying. Examples: “Happy shall …

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Feb 01 2014

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This isn’t new but I revisit it once in while and it makes me smile. All Things Dull and Ugly by Eric Idle of Monty Python fame http://youtu.be/aPriOQkKd6k All things dull and ugly, All creatures short and squat, All things rude and nasty, The Lord God made the lot. Each little snake that poisons, Each …

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Jan 16 2014

Suffer the little children

So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world. [Isodora Duncan] Idaho lawmaker to follow Oregon’s lead on tackling faith healing after child deaths http://www.katu.com/news/local/Idaho-lawmaker-to-follow-Oregons-lead-on-tackling-faith-healing-after-child-deaths-240646231.html Since 2009, numerous children of members of the Followers of Christ in Marsing, Idaho, have died of treatable causes, according to their …

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Jan 11 2014

Imagine…

 

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Dec 14 2013

Santa’s existential dilemma: To be white, black or a penguin?

Fox’s War on Reason http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-is-santa-claus-black-white-or-penguin-20131212,0,6424595.story#axzz2nVScs1vk Kudos to Megyn Kelly [of FOX News Channel] who has done the impossible and upped the ante in the already ridiculous “war on Christmas.” The Fox News personality has added an even sillier race component to an already silly debate. After insisting to Jay Leno, as Kelly did the other …

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