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Apparently, religious people don’t know that much about religion: In fact, although the United States is one of the most religious developed countries in the world, most Americans scored 50 percent or less on a quiz measuring knowledge of the Bible, world religions and what the Constitution says about religion in public life. Atheists do [...]

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Converts are the Worst

Over at the other blog: Converts are the Worst

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Blasphemy and Forced Reverence

In case you don’t follow my other blog, there’s a post over there you should read.

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Mormons, in case you didn’t read the pamphlets at the latest Glenn Beck rally, like to cast magic spells on you after you die. And not the good kind of magic spells, like the ones that use horcruxes to bring you back to life in a creepy noseless body. No, their spells are intended to [...]

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Cavepeople on Immigration Reform

I’m not sure if you’ve been following the congressional debates on immigration reform, but they’re quite interesting. Both sides have pretty good arguments. For instance, the pro-immigration-reform forces make a powerful case: Southern Baptists respect and strongly support upholding America’s laws, [Southern Baptist leader Richard Land] said, but they “also recognize a biblical mandate to [...]

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Door to Door Atheists

It looks like this is pretty old, but I’d never seen it before, and it’s pretty funny: EMBED-Door To Door Atheists Bother Mormons – Watch more free videos

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Before leaving on summer vacation to check out the new Harry Potter theme park, the Pope gave us a teaser of his autumn plans: Pope Benedict XVI is creating a new Vatican office to fight secularization and “re-evangelize” the West — a tacit acknowledgment that his attempts to reinvigorate Christianity in Europe haven’t succeeded and [...]

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21st Century Religion Apps

I was pretty excited when I saw an article about how apps are bringing religion into the 21st century. I’m pretty familiar with the 21st century, so I imagined changes like abandoning belief in “infallibility” of centuries-old, mistranslated texts embracing equal rights for women accepting that evolution is the best paradigm for understanding biology eliminating [...]

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Pork Street Party

The “tolerance”-driven Islamicization of Europe proceeds apace, with the cancellation of the first annual “Sausage and Booze” party: Police said the party, called “Sausage and Booze,” could have been viewed as a provocation in the Goutte-d’Or neighborhood of northern Paris, where many Muslims pray on the streets because there are not enough mosques. Alcohol and [...]

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Unable to make up her mind about a pending “civil unions” bill, Hawaii’s governor is doing what any sensible person would do — getting advice from dueling rabbis: Rabbis Itchel Krasnjansky and Peter Schaktman hail from different branches of Judaism and hold starkly contrasting views on whether same-sex couples should be permitted to form civil [...]

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