Is the tragedy being politicized?

Sarah Palin is currently playing the victim at the moment and claims that depraved liberals are blaming her for mass murder. As I’m sure you know, she had the poster with the names of leading Democrat politicians who supported health care reform, including tragically, Gabrielle Giffords, with a sniper target over them. If that was … Read more

Religious Tax-Free Scams

As I’m sure you know, there are Christian ministries whose television preaching does nothing but bankroll the lavish lifestyles of these ministers of  “truth”. However, what you might not be aware of is that the investigation into the worst examples of this will do absolutely nothing about it, and is quite happy for them to … Read more

Request for legal protection of “Classical Electrodynamics”, a truly sacred book.

This is hilarious and is satire at its very best.  It first came out today and has been rapidly spreading through the Skeptical Echo Chamber  … PZ blogged it here …  Richard Dawkins has also Blogged it here (I think RD might be patient zero for this) … I also suspect many others will soon … Read more

Christian Couple sent to Jail … because of their faith

There is news that a Christian couple have been given a ten year jail sentence. Yikes, sent to jail for being a Christian, sounds horrendous … what backward nation of barbarians have inflicted this dire punishment, who was it that persecuted these poor souls … Iran, Iraq? … Nope, it was the state of Pennsylvania … Read more

Live Webcast: Christopher Hitchens vs Tony Blair

Yes indeed, the big day is fast approaching … Blair really has agreed to debate Hitchens in Toronto on 26 November (the event will be streamed live online, link for that live streaming is below at the end) on the motion: “Is religion a force for peace or conflict in the modern world?”. It should … Read more

Going Monty Python

“One out of four people is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three best friends. If they seem all right then you’re the one.” – Slappy White Lurking out there are people who hold some very extreme and completely insane views. This ranges right across the diversity of belief; some specific example includes weirdness such as: … Read more