A recent poll in the UK revealed that the man on the street doesn’t think much of Islam: # 58% associate Islam with extremism # 50% associate Islam with terrorism # Just 13% associate Islam with peace Part of the problem is that people are getting information from completely biased sources: # 57% obtain most [...]
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When I was in fifth grade, those of us in the “gifted” program spent a couple of days learning about puppeteering. We created our own minarets (mine was called “Andy,” probably in honor of Andy Kaufman) and scripted a puppet show about the LA Summer Olympics and staged it for the “non-gifted” students, who showed [...]
Happy Blasphemy Day! Of course, around these parts every day is Blasphemy Day, so today we’re actually focused on celebrating the anniversary of when a thetan was reborn as Jenna Elfman. Nonetheless, we like to think that we have some expertise in things blasphemous. In that spirit [ha!], here are some celebratory tips: participate in [...]
German soccer club “Schalke 04” has come under fire from local Muslims upset that its club song “Blau und Weiß, wie lieb ich dich” (“Nazi Supermen Are Our Superiors”) contains the lyric “Muhammad Was a Prophet Who Knows Nothing About Football.” You might think that the German Muslims would be happy that a bunch of [...]
Although I am a little bit frustrated with the local papers for never responding to the voicemails I leave them several times a day politely asking why they haven’t reviewed the free books I sent them, I do still get some joy from reading them every Saturday morning while sipping my coffee. This morning, for [...]
People seem very excited about an upcoming Turkish game show, in which a Priest, an Imam, a Rabbi, and a Monk attempt to convert 10 atheists to their religions each episode. (If this reminds you of the religious joke to end all religious jokes, you are not alone.) There are two things that are stopping [...]