- Richard Carrier on Atheism Plus (summary: don't be a dick)
- Matt Dillahunty on Atheism & Skepticism (summary: don't be a sucker)
- Hector Avalos: Religion and Violence (summary: holy books say go ahead and be a dick)
North Carolina wants to assert states' rights over the Establishment Clause
Man who defrauded Christians receives sentence of 65 months in prison. No word on his time in Purgatory.
Apparently Christians are easy marks for Ponzi schemes. The Foundation for New Era Philanthropy scammed $135 million in the 1990s. Members of an Atlanta megachurch and other churches (including Osteen's church) were fleeced to the tune of $11 million. "He quoted scriptures!" Well then of course he was trustworthy! the term for this is "Affinity Fraud." Let us prey!
Nevada legislator receives death threats after admitting she had an abortion as a teen. If you threaten to kill someone are you still "pro-life?"
The Psychiatric Treatment of the Fundamentalist Patient in Medscape Today accuses psychiatrists of not being understanding enough of the benefits of religious belief.
50 Ways to be a Loser in Life (Note that reading blogs isn't one of them)
Get into your wayback machine and check out Frank Zappa defending music against censorship:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ISil7IHzxc He mentions incest in the Bible and says the biggest threat against the U.S. is movement toward a Fascist Theocracy in 1986. The conservatives are heated up over Van Halen's "Hot for Teacher." The conservative resorts to Hitler, predictably.
And now for something completely different, your favorite Biblical characters do the "Harlem Shake"
The cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar" has way too much fun with "The Harlem Shake"
A Christian youth group jumped on the meme and they're finding out how sensitive their religion is now! 180 downvotes vs. 69 upvotes. Let's upvote the poor kids! They need encouragement.