Monthly Archive: November 2006

Nov 30 2006

We ♥ all our new readers! This means you!

Welp, this is what a link from Pharyngula does for you. We certainly don’t mind tripling our uniques in one day. Hopefully all of you will enjoy the AE blog enough to bookmark us, or at least take some hearty swings at us (or give us much love!) in the comments. Also, my article “Christians’ …

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Nov 29 2006

Left Behind game review

Courtesy of alert Non-Prophets listener Shilling, the first major review I’ve seen of Left Behind: Eternal Forces. I just loved it right from the first paragraph: “Don’t mock Left Behind: Eternal Forces because it’s a Christian game. Mock it because it’s a very bad game.”

Nov 29 2006

Atheism is responsible for mass murder?

“Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history” is the title of a recent opinion piece posted at the Christian Science Monitor. The author, Dinesh D’Souza, feels that the recent books by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and others exaggerate… “the crimes attributed to religion, while ignoring the greater crimes of …

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Nov 27 2006

The whole God = morality thing

In the comments to the Warren Jeffs post of a few days back, an anonymous poster keeps asking us how we, as godless heathens, can possibly judge Jeffs’ actions as immoral because, being atheists and all, we obviously must live lives of pure moral anarchy where anything goes, right? You guessed it — it’s the …

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Nov 24 2006

Christian Coalition president booted for not being enough of a hayta

From Friday’s Austin American Statesman: The Rev. Joel Hunter of Longwood, Fla., said he quit as president-elect of the group founded by evangelist Pat Robertson because he realized he would be unable to broaden the agenda beyond opposing abortion and gay marriage. He had hoped to include issues such as easing poverty and saving the …

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Nov 22 2006

Warren Jeffs is one creepy-looking motherfucker

Check this dude out. Drink him in: the scrawny chicken neck, the leering eyes, the oddly bifurcated chin-butt. Mainly it’s the leering eyes, though. I mean, he looks like he’s scoping out an underage girl right there in the courtroom, while everyone is waiting for the judge to emerge from his chambers. When parents talk …

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Nov 20 2006

Monday hilarity: ID proponent compares God to designers of exploding Ford Pinto!

In case you haven’t been keeping up with this: Casey Luskin, a lawyer whom PZ Myers has side-splittingly described as the Discovery Institute’s “attack mouse,” has been spending the last week or so attempting to refute an article by bestselling science writer Carl Zimmer in the 11/06 issue of National Geographic, in which Zimmer discusses …

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Nov 18 2006

Religion motivated millionaire “Secret Santa” to acts of charity (but not in the way you’d think)

CNN today has the story of 58-year-old Larry Stewart, a communications industry tycoon who’s been secretly handing out gifts of cash to random strangers during the holiday season. He’s been known as the “Secret Santa,” and has outed himself because he’s sick with cancer and wanted folks to know who he was and what he’s …

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Nov 17 2006

Toys for Tots flip-flops on talking Jesus dolls

Toys for Tots has announced it has decided to take the talking Jesus dolls from Christian toymakers one2believe, their spokesman announcing, “Toys for Tots has found appropriate places for these items.” I’m assuming they don’t mean the city dump, so have they in fact figured out a way to ensure that these dolls only end …

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Nov 15 2006

Polish exchange student gains firsthand experience of Christian Love

Here is one of the most alarming little tales you’re likely to read today. It’s short but not so sweet. 19-year-old Michael Gromek came to America on an exchange program, and what were the first words out of his host family’s mouths? ‘Child, our Lord sent you half-way around the world to bring you to …

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