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The world hasn’t ended, therefore prayer works!
I am, of course, being facetious. The world never was going to end and fervent prayer isn’t the reason why some invisible higher power stayed his hand. The whole idea of predicting an end time is a complete and total … Continue reading
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It’s already October 21st in Australia
No end of the world events have been reported over there yet. Australia is stepping up support for Libya as it experiences the end of tyranny, but no end of the world. Relief all around, then. And perhaps a lager.
Posted in funny business, In the Media Tagged apocalypse, end of the world, faith-based delusions, just for fun Comments Off on It’s already October 21st in Australia
Sleep paralysis still the best explanation for demonic visitation
At least, I think so. I’d found an article about this a couple years ago and wrote up a post and today I’ve run across another article on this topic suggesting that sleep paralysis may have been behind the Salem … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged demons, faith-based delusions, science, sleep 4 Comments
In any other world, black spots on bread would be mold
Not so in the world of Roman Catholics. Polish ones are convinced a dark mark on a communion wafer is visible proof of Jesus Christ’s heart. How would they get this bizarre notion? From doctors who examined the wafer, that’s … Continue reading
Posted in funny business, In the Media, religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, faith, faith-based delusions, jesus, miracles, Optical Delusions, skepticism 2 Comments
Saskatoon Freethinkers thanks James Randi for an amazing evening of fun and learning
A magician by trade and debunker of woo-woo by reputation, the Amazing James Randi provided last night’s audience with plenty of laughs and thoughtful moments as he explained why critical thinking and skepticism are so crucial to getting to the … Continue reading
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Roadside proselytizing rarely works
There’s a church I walk by on the way to my closest library that tends to have pithy and clever write-ups on their lawn sign. I had no camera on hand yesterday but thanks to a pen, paper and the … Continue reading
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Jesus sightings piling up
This time he’s on a dock piling in Florida: They were drinking morning coffee poolside a few days after installing the set in early August, when they noticed a face on one of the pilings. It was the first of … Continue reading
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Why follow a god that permits abuse?
Oh right, so abusers can justify spanking their children to death. Kevin and Elizabeth Shatz spanked Lidia 7 hours (with a few prayer breaks in between) and it resulted in severe tissue damage causing death. That site offers part 1 … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged abuse, child abuse, children, crime, death, faith-based delusions 2 Comments
Christians deemed “heretics” after claiming no historical Adam and Eve
Well, almost. This NPR article was a good find; some evangelicals are starting to realize that the truths being uncovered by geneticists and other areas of science are making it harder and harder to maintain the fiction that the whole … Continue reading
Posted in books, culture, myths and folktales, religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, bible, creationism, critical thinking, evolution, faith, faith-based delusions, mythology, skepticism 4 Comments