But what topic?
I suppose could write about impotent prayer tactics, like the government requesting that everyone beg for supernatural aid to the continued BP gushing oil crisis. The Freedom from Religion Foundation already tore a strip out of people over that one. “Nothing fails like prayer in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-President of that organization.
On the plus side, it sounds like Kevin Costner’s centrifuge idea has turned out to be really good. People may as well start worshiping Kevin Costner now. At least he’s willing to do something productive and worthwhile.
I suppose I could also mention the story about seizures in Belgium, where police raided the homes and offices of retired archbishops (and checked graves of others) looking for evidence supporting the many accusations of past sexual abuses. The Pope’s response to this was outrage – not at the fact that his organization still can’t stop those skeezy geezers and their wrinkled penises, but toward the police and their efforts to sully the good name of the Holy See. But he is claiming to promise he’ll do everything possible to protect children. Still, I doubt this means he’ll go so far as to sack all the priests accused or even allow the courts to have full run at those men and jail the ones convicted.
A six story high Jesus statue in Monroe, Ohio made news this month, not for walking on water, but because Zeus saw fit to strike it with lightning (I refuse to believe the Flying Spaghetti Monster would do such a thing!). The silly thing went up in smoke like the world’s biggest bonfire. I think plans are underway to build another one.
Idiot Americans are still defacing atheist/humanist/freethinker billboards. One went up on Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, paid for by Charlotte Atheists and Agnostics. It simply said, “One country, indivisible” as the original Pledge of Allegiance had phrased it and some doofus went up a ladder to scribble “Under God” on it. The Atheist Experience has announced a new one in Austin, TX: Don’t believe in God? Join the club. Love it.
Last thing to add, an ironically named “You’re not helping” atheist blog didn’t help the atheist movement at all when it was discovered that the writer of it was resorting to sockpuppetry to boost his atheist criticism comments and bolster his own arguments with fake people. He finally got what was coming to him when he got his puppet names mixed up too many times and couldn’t keep his stupid ruse going any longer. The blog is now shut down.