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Jim Bakker sells survival gear now because armageddon

In the States right now it’s National Preparedness Month and this time of year can bring the end-of-the-world folks out of their bunkers. In 2009 I wrote about the Survival Seed Bank and in 2010 Survivor Mall got the nod. … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples: the returns policy

I’ve never done this. You buy a jacket for a special occasion. After wearing it once, you have little use for it. Do you return it for a refund? I don’t buy it if I don’t have intention to wear … Continue reading

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Atheist Scruples 2014: cheaper meals if you pray?

Not an out-of-the-box question here but an actual article. Should the owner of a restaurant give discounts to diners if the wait staff sees them pray publicly before their meals? I say no. I say that’s special treatment, discriminatory and … Continue reading

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Old news: God’s memoir faces censorship

David Javerbaum, the former executive producer for a program I’ve never watched, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, wrote a satirical memoir of God’s life and has run into a bit of trouble selling it. I know. Inconceivable. The Last … Continue reading

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Holy Crayola! Jesus in crayons

Blurred as the image is, it really could be anything. Sadly, the Daily Mail’s always seems willing to give face time to people who think they’ve experienced a pareidolia miracle. A woman who prayed for a sign from Jesus got … Continue reading

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Store bans sale of Bible. Finally.

What makes it particularly laughable, though, is the fact that it’s the Lego bible (The Brick Testament) and Sam’s Club deemed it too racy to be sold there as it was originally published. It’s since been modified to be “acceptable” … Continue reading

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Less than 3 months away..must be time for War on Christmas!

The most recent casualty, at least going by the Daily Mail, is a release of Thomas the Tank Engine on DVD: The team behind the much-loved children’s TV series has angered campaigners by setting a story during the ‘winter holidays’. … Continue reading

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