Category Archives: Religion

Hijab Chic

Major retailers and fashion designers are now marketing to Muslim and conservative women, offering fashionable scarves and modest clothing. I’m not sure what to make of this one. Thoughts?

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And All This Time I Thought I Was An Atheist

You fit in with:Humanism Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do … Continue reading

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Worshipping God, One Wife at a Time

Well, I guess fundies do get laid after all. I probably shouldn’t make a joke, since it’s a really sad article. Especially when it’s a joke that isn’t even really mine. Mr. Jeffs, age 45, has as many as 70 … Continue reading

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What’s a Single Christian Girl to Do?

Make the rest of us want to vomit, apparently. Here’s the premise: Single Christian Girl goes to college, is wildly disillusioned because even at her good Christian school the kids are sleeping around and doing drugs. She comes home, regretting … Continue reading

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Happy Yom Kippur!

I actually have no idea what is the appropriate thing to say on Yom Kippur, but hopefully “happy” will be sufficient. To all those celebrating, I hope you’re having a good one, with sins fully atoned for — and I … Continue reading

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Go Now

Alert the fundies: Absolute must-read.

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Blurring the Church-State Divide

A disturbing story from my hometown. Antioch Bible Church, the notoriously anti-gay institution on Seattle’s Eastside (famous for their Mayday for Marriage rally last year, and for lobbying Microsoft to not support an antidiscrimination bill), uses Lake Washington High School … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism, Columbus, and nip/tucks: A Mini Round-Up

Dennis Prager on why Jews should abandon secularism and join forces with the Christian right: because universities are bad and criticising Israel is on par with anti-Semitism. Prager’s point, more specifically, is that anti-Zionism is the equivalent of anti-Semitism, and … Continue reading

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Stopping Short of a Gay Ban

The Vatican is in the midst of drafting a document on gay clergy: if there is proof of chaste life for at least three years, gay men may be eligible. What determiner are they going to use? A sniff test? … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Faith

You know those folks who like to blame all the ills in the world on feminism, contraception, religious tolerance and liberalism? Well, they’d be wrong. Paul ranked societies based on the percentage of their population expressing absolute belief in God, … Continue reading

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God Hates Sweden

No, seriously. And the tsumani destroyed them. Link found via In the Dark, which offers a nice summary of the right wing.

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At the Vatican, Exceptions Make the Rule

An interesting take on the Vatican through the lens of Italian law. Although this is a difficult point for many Anglo-Saxons to grasp, when the Vatican makes statements like “no gays in the priesthood,” it doesn’t actually mean “no gays … Continue reading

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