Category Archives: Religion

Stark Raving Atheist

Looks like someone’s got a little crush on the Feministe ladies. And, apparently, we (or at least I) are/am tools of the religious right (who knew?), intent on making gays and lesbians hate themselves by way of discovering Jesus. You … Continue reading

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Scopes Monkey Trials, part deux

Why are we still debating this? Listen up, wingnuts: Science class is for teaching science, not religion. Not “we don’t know, so God must have done it.” Not “evolution is only a theory” (gravity is also only a theory, but … Continue reading

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Rockin’ With the Lord

Hugo thinks Christian music is seen as inherently uncool in the secular world. What he doesn’t know is that all the kool kids listen to Christian music, even a godless, atheist heathen like me. One of my not-so secret secrets … Continue reading

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Gay Men (and others) Respond to Vatican Decision

As I wrote a few days ago, gay men are likely going to be “weeded out” of the priesthood. Now, the New York Times has their reactions. It’s telling (and logical) that none of the gay semarians interviewed for this … Continue reading

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The Holocaust: Really, It Was About Jesus

By now, everyone has probably heard the sad news that Nazi hunter Simon Weisenthal died earlier this week. I have a lot I’d like to say about him, but can’t find words that are appropriately laudatory — he was an … Continue reading

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Hijab Barbie

Well, not Barbie exactly — Fulla, and she’s a best-seller in the Mideast. She has the same, uh, “dimensions” as Barbie, but darker hair and features. She comes complete with a hijab, a prayer rug, and solid traditional values. Fulla … Continue reading

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Gays Barred from the Priesthood

Hate the sin, love the sinner. As long as he’s not anywhere near you. UPDATE: Neil has a pretty funny take on this whole thing.

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Finding My Religion

This makes me want to start going to church again. Unity Fellowship Church, housed in a gray former warehouse in East New York, is the New York outpost of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, the only Christian denomination explicitly set … Continue reading

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I *heart* Mass

Because they *heart* marriage equality. The Catholic Church? Not so much. They’re preoccupied with their homo witch-hunt, apparently looking to oust anyone with deviant tendencies from the priesthood after the well-publicized child sex abuse scandal. Nevermind, of course, that attraction … Continue reading

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One Nation Under God, Revisited

A month ago I wrote on Ethan’s experience reciting the pledge in his kindergarten classroom. Last week when Ethan started kindergarten, I was concerned about a great number of things, one of which was him knowing that no matter what … Continue reading

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Why Buy the Cow?

Well, first of all, if I were to buy a cow, I’d want to make sure I got one whose milk I enjoyed. It would be pretty unfortunate to purchase a cow with no prior knowledge of said cow’s milk, … Continue reading

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Muslims are Nazis, kind of. Let’s declare war on them.

Total lack of historical knowledge, anyone? Radical Islam, sometimes accurately called Islamo-fascism, has all the “advantages” the Nazis had in Germany in the 1930s. The Islamo-fascists find a Muslim population adrift, confused and humiliated by the dominance of foreign nations … Continue reading

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