Category Archive: violence

May 21 2008

Islam is evil, Part ∞

Note I didn’t say Muslims, I said Islam. Don’t lecture me about all the nice Muslims. I used to live in Dubai and met more of them than you ever will. But any religion whose extremism is capable of the following has no place in a modern, civilized world, full stop. The suspect, who is …

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Apr 21 2008

The love of Jesus!

It brings people together!

Mar 12 2008

A truly tragic meltdown

Matthew Murray, the poor messed up kid who shot up his church in Colorado back in December, had a lot wrong with him. Beyond his ADHD, there were overwhelming feelings of rejection, and not belonging. With his brain chemistry so badly screwed up (he was taking medication, but it’s impossible to tell if he was …

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Feb 06 2008

15-year-old Boy Scout massacres family

You know what they say: Be prepared. Hey, at least he wasn’t gay or an atheist. That would be immoral!

Jan 11 2008

Oh no, not again

Today in the news: A mother who is suspected of killing her four children, whose decomposing bodies were found in her home, appeared in court Thursday. Banita Jacks, 33…told police that her daughters were possessed by demons and that each died in her sleep during a seven- to 10-day period, court documents said. Aja died …

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Dec 28 2007

Christian Love™ brings people together!

I can’t resist hilarious stories like this. Seems two different groups (gangs?) of priests — one Greek Orthodox, the other Armenian Apostolic — were cleaning up inside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity when some careless fellow set foot in the other group’s section, setting off a bloody turf war. About 80 men of the cloth …

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Dec 14 2007

Irrationalism hasn’t got a leg to stand on

None of you is likely to forgive me for the bad joke in the headline when you read this article. But still, I think this little event shows up the practical risks of embracing irrational beliefs in magic and the occult. So the next time some wide-eyed individual calls me a closed-minded old grumpus because …

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Dec 11 2007

Tell me again how theism makes you morally superior?

The latest on the Colorado church shootings: The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household. Gosh, it’s all so confusing.

Dec 09 2007

Lunatic shoots up Ted Haggard’s old church

This is a developing story out of Colorado, so we’ll be keeping up with it. It would be too easy to throw in some snark about the obvious (God didn’t pop up to save these people), but there is a time and place for that and it isn’t when people are really being hurt. I …

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Nov 18 2007

Punishing the Victim

This is a sick, twisted world that clearly needs to change: The 19-year-old victim was sentenced last year to 90 lashes for meeting with an unrelated male, a former friend from whom she was retrieving photographs. The seven rapists, who abducted the pair and raped both, received sentences ranging from 10 months to five years …

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