Category: Religion

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,…

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…

Praise the Lord!

Well, folks, I’ve had a change of heart. Forget all that nonsense about not imposing my religious beliefs on others. Let’s just say it all together: Praise the Lord NOW!

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…