Category Archive: Religion

Jan 15 2014

“Hostility Toward Religion”, or “Religious Hostilities”?

Let us celebrate the power Of the simple preposition Making bullies into martyrs with a word When the truth is somewhat sour Simply make a small edition Though the putative conclusion is absurd When “religion” and “hostility” The Pew researchers mixed, It’s religion on religion causing harm To the best of their ability The Post …

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Jan 14 2014

Spreading God’s Wrath–er, I mean Love, Globally

In America, the culture wars Are given up for dead; We can’t kill gays here (legally)— Let’s kill them there instead The bible belt is loosening— Think bigotry? Think twice! But hey, the world’s a big, big place… Uganda sure looks nice. Ugandan evangelicals; American support— A match that’s made in heaven, or At least …

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Jan 13 2014

Let’s Laugh At The Atheists (Or, Motes And Beams)

The atheist churches, where folks get together And kinda do atheist things Where one week you might hear a poetry reading; The next week a music group sings Where some discuss books, or see movies, or plays, And agree, without god, that’s enough— Let’s all point and laugh with derision at them, Cos some like …

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Jan 08 2014

Satanist, Atheist; Tomayto, Tomahto

The folks at Fox News have been hatin’ on Satan; The thought of him sickens their good Christian hearts A statue? in public? And Gretchen was retchin’, While all of her guests played their usual parts: “That statue’s offensive! It’s hateful! A state full Of Christians would never have voted it in! Majority rules—you don’t …

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Jan 05 2014

Pastor Tries To Walk On Water Like Jesus (Spoiler: Fails, Drowns)

Pastor Franck Kabele did his best to walk on water He drowned, which gives a hint, perhaps, he really hadn’t oughter; A tip, to those who emulate the miracles of Jesus: You want to walk on water? Best to wait until it freezus. (Edit–see the first comment; I screwed up. On the other hand, most …

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Dec 30 2013

100 Percent Chance Of Genocide

They were happy, oh so happy, Gran and Grandpa’s letter read— Cos their grandson was their shining star (Though that was left unsaid) When they saw him in a play, this year, Although I thought, instead, That the subject matter seemed a little grim See, their church put on a musical— It featured all the …

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Dec 27 2013

Old Good News Revisited (Or, New Bad News)

Since the topics I write on are vast There’s a chance that good news from the past Might be soon overturned Cos you see, I have learned That Good News may be too good to last. They may or may not both be from today, but that’s when I saw them–two updates on things I …

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Dec 18 2013

New Harris Poll: God Belief Down, Atheism Up

Good News, Everybody!

The Harris numbers make it plain: Belief in God is on the wane The numbers also show a gain In Darwin’s evolution Majorities, though, still hold sway In seeing the religious way But now—I hope… perhaps… some day A different distribution Majorities will still insist That God Almighty does exist— Although that ship’s begun to …

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Dec 16 2013

The *Real* “End Of The End Of The World”

Though “the end of the world!” grabs the headlines (“Armageddon!” is easily said) There are false, and some all-too-real deadlines… And now “Wrong-Again Harold” is dead. Via Sharon Hill’s wonderful “Doubtful News”, word that Harold Camping is dead. You may remember him from such doomsday predictions as May 21, 2011 or October 21, 2011, both …

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Dec 12 2013

Breaking News: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down! (…eventually, perhaps)

Today’s report from San Diego (oh, and read to the end of page 2–there’s a poll!): A San Diego federal judge made a reluctant ruling Thursday that the cross atop Mount Soledad is unconstitutional, although the chances of the La Jolla monument coming down anytime soon are unlikely. The latest ruling by U.S. District Judge …

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