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A Massachusetts woman who recently separated from her husband, had her hours at work cut, and moved into an apartment, says an image of Gallagher she sees on her iron has reassured her that “life is going to be good.” Mary Jo Coady first noticed the image on Sunday when she walked into her daughter’s [...]

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For reasons I’m not quite clear on, the New York Times has dragged up the Ontological Argument, one of the stupider reasons for believing in a god. Conveniently, they’ve summed it up in drawing form, which I’ve fair-used below: Although there are various counter-arguments, like “existence is not a predicate” and “by the same logic [...]

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Rod Dreher spent two months this summer getting wined and dined by the Templeton Foundation, and is celebrating by featuring in his Dallas Morning News RELIGION Blog (shouting in the original) a sampling of a wide variety of RELIGIOUS luminaries making the case for “why science should talk to religion.” It is quite a long [...]

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It’s not just tea-partiers and Obamaniacs and birthers and astroturfies and soylent greens and death panels who are trying to hijack the health care reform process. Now religious groups are getting involved: A coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders has launched a national campaign for health care reform, calling it a “fundamental religious issue,” [...]

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Over in the USA Today, BioLogos bigwigs Giberson and Falk continue their ongoing mission to debase science. Their recipe for the “compatibility” of science and religion consists of two teeny-weeny modifications to the scientific method: 1. Observation is not a reliable way of gathering data: Putting modern scientific ideas into [the Bible] distorts the meaning [...]

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You’ve Been Poked By Jesus

Although Seattle is not a particularly religious city, our local papers pretty frequently run articles describing what it’s like to be “in a relationship” with god. Today, for instance, Northwest Ministry Network Women’s Ministry Director Jodi Detrick brings us the touching tale of a former junkie who used the “relationship status” of her Facebook page [...]

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Not only is Albert Pujols one of the greatest baseball players of all time, he’s also nuts: “I don’t believe in all that science stuff,” Pujols said. “I believe in Jesus Christ, who gave me the strength and power and talent to honor him. You can always try to figure it out and be scientific [...]

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Sinners don't use drugs

In recent years the Catholic Church has been creating new sins with abandon, including “causing social injustice [except when the Catholic Church does it],” “becoming obscenely wealthy [except when the Catholic Church does it],” and “road rage [except when the Catholic Church does it].” And if there’s one man you can count on to take [...]

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Fun with the God Spit Crew

Some god-believers (especially those named Jotham) insist that their god is “perfect.” In fact, there are entire (specious) arguments for god’s existence premised on this belief. Other god-believers, however, allow that their god might not be perfect, and might sometimes need (for example) refueling, new tires, radiator-debris removal, windshield-washing, tire-pressure adjustments, and brake pad replacements. [...]

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Is Sonia Sotomayor a Catholic?

I was all set to make a “finally, a Catholic on the Supreme Court!” joke. And then I got a memo from the fact-checking department pointing out that we don’t really know for sure what religion Sonia Sotomayor is. It turns out the there’s a lot of evidence both ways: yes: “Sotomayor” sounds like a [...]

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