The American Bible Society has released a list of the nation’s most “Bible-minded” cities, based on polling about how often people read the Bible and whether they believe the Bible to be the word of God. I don’t think anyone will find many surprises on the list.
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Jan 31 2013
Jan 25 2013
Anyone who has ever worked an office job or been in the military knows how annoying paperwork can be. A great deal of time is spent making sure that requisitions and reports are filled out in triplicate and sent to the proper office. Turns out Al Qaeda has the same problem:
Jan 24 2013
Our brilliant new blogger, Avicenna of A Million Gods, just had his laptop bite the dust. He needs a new one. If you’ve got a few bucks to spare and want to help out, you can do so here. It’s the first time I’ve ever sent anything by Paypal in pounds rather than dollars. I …
Jan 24 2013
The results are in on the first question in the Forward Thinking project, launched by former FTBers Dan Fincke and Libby Anne. Libby has a roundup of some of the responses to their first question: What is civic responsibility? There’s a lot of really thoughtful answers to the question and they’re all very much worth …
Jan 24 2013
Birther queen Orly Taitz has made yet another shocking discovery, presumably in her anal cavity (where she has plenty of time to look since that is where her head is lodged). In her latest dismissed lawsuit, she declares that there is not one but two Obamas — and the one in the White House just …
Jan 24 2013
Here’s an epic rant from Alex Jones claiming that the government is putting chemicals into products to produce more gay people to reduce the population. Oh, and fluoride. And juice boxes are making little girls all slutty, or something. Who the hell knows?
Jan 23 2013
Politico has an interview with Piers Morgan and he shows himself to be about as blissfully un-self aware as it is possible to be without being a wingnut. Take a look at this staggeringly pretentious and statement, apparently offered without a hint of irony:
Jan 22 2013
As I watch the feeding frenzy over Lance Armstrong’s lies about doping and Manti Te’o and his mythical girlfriend, I can’t help but wonder how things would change if we reserved our outrage for things that really matter, that actually affect the country in profound ways.
Jan 22 2013
If there’s one thing that the Christian right loves, it’s a good Paradise Lost myth. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, of course, as it is the basis for the entire Christian mythology (the Garden of Eden and original sin, etc.). Here’s Rick Santorum and Tony Perkins waxing nostalgic over those mythical good old days:
Jan 21 2013
Today is Martin Luther King Day, which the great Barry Crimmins said was his favorite holiday “because it honors a great man and it annoys racist nitwits.” This speech can never be seen enough. I’m sure you’ve seen it many times. I know I have. But I still can’t listen to it without getting choked …
Jan 20 2013
My friend Juliet is in Las Vegas covering the Adult Video News awards and trying out as many terrible motels as she can find (she owns the site Murder Motels and generally revels in the seedy side of things). So she and her friend go into a bar where a singer/guitar player is performing and, …
Jan 18 2013
A group of dumbasses in Florida calling themselves the Satanic Temple are trying very hard to get attention from the media by holding a rally to support a new law allowing students to lead prayers and “inspirational messages” at school events.
Jan 17 2013
Dan Fincke has started a new series called Forward Thinking, in which he will suggest a topic, phrased as a question, and ask some of his favorite bloggers to write an essay about it. I’m glad to have made the list and I like his first question: What does civic responsibility mean to you?
Jan 04 2013
You know what I do on New Year’s Eve every year? Not much. Sometimes I’ll go out to dinner or to a small gathering with friends, something I would enjoy just as much on any random night of the year. This year I stayed home, for obvious reasons. And the morning after I read this …
Jan 03 2013
Man, this is something that could and should have been done a long time ago: The Thomas Friedman Op-Ed Generator. Friedman is a first-class hack whose columns are little more than a pretty arrangements of words that add up to something so trite and obvious that you can’t believe you even bothered to read it.