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Today’s Facebook Find – Maisie Williams is media savvy
I saw this yesterday, actually, but I’d already listed a Facebook find so saved it until today. Via Huff-Po (sorry), although seen on other sites. Maisie had no patience with the Daily Mail and their obsession over her lack of … Continue reading
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Jesus sighted in a moth wing
It’s always Jesus. It’s never going to be some random guy with a beard… From, by no surprise, the Daily Mail reporting from Texas: A Texas woman believes she’s seen the Lord in a bug’s back. Yvonne Esquiline found a … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, Optical Delusions, Why in the world? Tagged journalism, moths, Optical Delusions, pareidolia, Texas 2 Comments
It’s not Jesus, but I’ll take it. A cafe-goer was given the shock of their life when they were served a blueberry muffin that looked uncannily like a live hamster. The person was so surprised by their snack’s resemblance to … Continue reading
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If atheist and traveling in Britain, stay at the Travelodge: no bibles
There’s no real story here, but Fox and the Daily Mail and others like them want to make it one, apparently. Which article to pick on first.. the Mail, I guess, since Fox is just paraphrasing that anyway. The hotel’s … Continue reading
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How can anyone back Ken Ham?
Back away from him, yes. Back him? His brain baffles me with its illogical pronouncements. Creationist Ken Ham, who recently debated Bill Nye the Science Guy over the origins of the universe, is calling for an end to the search … Continue reading
Posted in atheism, culture, In the Media, myths and folktales, religiosity, skepticism, Why in the world? Tagged creationism, evolution, faith, gods, religion, science, skepticism Comments Off on How can anyone back Ken Ham?
“The Turtle Moves…”
I can’t resist a Terry Pratchett quote when the opportunity arises. This is really about the senseless killing of a tortoise by a Uganda police officer, however. After Onegiu had killed the tortoise, a group of people belonging to the … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity, Why in the world? Tagged fear, prayer, religiosity, superstition, tortoises, Uganda, violence Comments Off on “The Turtle Moves…”
I didn’t give out bibles or candy
I live in an apartment building and the only knock on my door last night was due to my caretaker. As to candy, I’m hoping leftovers make it to work today. I didn’t bother buying any. I was hoping this … Continue reading
Posted in funny business, In the Media, Why in the world? Tagged advertising, bibles, Halloween, skepticism 7 Comments
Thou shalt not steal — unless the church needs money?
The pastor of Bethel Christian Community church in Montreal reportedly devised a scheme to steal money from a zoo in Quebec. Quebec police have charged Mwinda Lezoka, 47, with siphoning nearly $1 million from a zoo near the U.S. border. … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, Why in the world? Tagged church, crime, hypocrisy, money, Quebec, theft 1 Comment
The only way to deliver people from evil is to eradicate it
I quote the advertising by a local church that I spotted on a walk this afternoon: Whatever battles you face prayer should be your weapon of choice It felt like quite the irony after the documentary I watched with the … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, religiosity, Why in the world? Tagged abuse, children, church, crime, lawsuits, scandals, sex Comments Off on The only way to deliver people from evil is to eradicate it
Controversial ice cream? Nun of that, thanks…
I’ve been meaning to mention this ad from the UK for Antonio Federici’s ice cream. What were they thinking was going to happen? Of course this was going to drive the Catholics insane. Of course it was going to be … Continue reading
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