David Barton: I’ll Only Debate Atheists If I Get to Speak 92% of the Time

Sometimes you come across folks who feel they are truly entitled to a special privilege. Take for example Mr David Barton. The Friendly Atheist recounts this latest saga of absurdity on steroids … Christian pseudo-historian David Barton gave a sermon last month at Calvary Chapel Salt Lake (Utah) in which he explained the bizarre conditions under which he’d debate … Read moreDavid Barton: I’ll Only Debate Atheists If I Get to Speak 92% of the Time

Silly Stuff: “Big Bang Blows Atheism Sky High”

Where this latest “scientific” claim comes from is a conservative “news” site and it is indeed truly weird stuff and quite silly, and yes those air quotes around a couple of words there are well-deserved. Anyway, without any further ado, let’s jump in. The posting by a chap named Matt Barber opens as follows:- The Big Bang … Read moreSilly Stuff: “Big Bang Blows Atheism Sky High”

Really Daft Claim: “Stonehenge Built by Race of Satanic Giants”

Whenever I think I’ve heard all the truly daft religious claims, up pops somebody who is quite determined to push the envelope out into new unchartered and quite bizarre crackpottery. It comes via a chap who appeared on the Jim Baker show, and given that Mr Baker is himself a few clowns short of a full-blown circus, it … Read moreReally Daft Claim: “Stonehenge Built by Race of Satanic Giants”

An attempted modern Resurrection fails

The astonishing part of this story not only concerns the observation that some religious nut truly believed that he could be buried and then resurrected, but that he also found a few others who were prepared to buy into the absurd idea and bury him alive. It all concerns Shamiso Kanyama, a self-appointed “prophet” who … … Read moreAn attempted modern Resurrection fails

Weird Claims: Pastor went to heaven and came back with pictures

When it comes to truly weird claims then this one is way out into the ocean of weirdness and has left the distant shore of reality a rapidly fading memory. It concerns Prophet Mboro of The Incredible Happenings Ministries (the hint of what is to come is perhaps in the name that sets expectations here). So “Prophet … Read moreWeird Claims: Pastor went to heaven and came back with pictures

Weird Claim: Texas man discovers “proof” of Noah’s Flood in his back yard

So today’s weird news is the story of a Texas resident (well where else would you find this) who has made the news because he has discovered “proof” that Noah’s Biblical flood really happened. RawStory reports … A Texas man who discovered what he believes to be prehistoric fossils in his aunt’s front yard has received … Read moreWeird Claim: Texas man discovers “proof” of Noah’s Flood in his back yard