- 178,442 hits
Look for more about…
When who said what about…
1minionsopinion on I’ve agreed to two diffe… Marla on I’ve agreed to two diffe… Laurance on I see I fell off this thing… 1minionsopinion on Today’s Facebook Find… N. E. White on Today’s Facebook Find… Marla S. on Question of Atheist Scruples… Pauly on “I died for you” b… Laurance on Are you missing 1minion? Kieran McRae on Jesus People! Australian cult… George W. on So, how’s everyone?
Teach the Controversy
Tag Archives: fear
All Hallows Read sounds like a fun idea
Give someone a scary book for Halloween is how this is being plugged. From the FAQ page: All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone … Continue reading
Posted in books Tagged All Hallows Read, books, fear, reading Comments Off on All Hallows Read sounds like a fun idea
Guardian angels, road safety and risk taking: connected?
If the details reported by New York Magazine can be believed, then yes. Interviews with 198 people showed that 45 percent believed in “a personal spirit or supernatural power” that watched over them. Further questions were designed to assess the … Continue reading
Posted in culture, religiosity Tagged behaviour, fear, god, guardian angels, laws, risk assessment, science Comments Off on Guardian angels, road safety and risk taking: connected?
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
Posted in consumerism, culture, religiosity Tagged consumerism, fear, money, National Preparedness Month, religion Comments Off on Jim Bakker sells survival gear now because armageddon
If it’s not a curse, then Ebola is God’s way of ridding the earth of atheists…
and abortionists and homosexuals and promiscuity in general. At least, if Rick Wiles can be believed. (News flash: he can’t.) He’s a talk show host for something called Trunews and has become convinced that Ebola will cleanse the earth and … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media Tagged apocalypse, conspiracy theories, disease, Ebola, fear, government, politics, religion, skepticism Comments Off on If it’s not a curse, then Ebola is God’s way of ridding the earth of atheists…
“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…”
Another definition for charismatic turns out to be “bat-sh*t crazy”
When I think of charismatic, I still think of the traditional description of people who have that certain je ne sais quoi, that thing that makes them draw others toward them like flies to honey. Then I’m reminded of the … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media Tagged beliefs, demons, faith, faith-based delusion, fear, politics, Satanism Comments Off on Another definition for charismatic turns out to be “bat-sh*t crazy”
“Just the facts, ma’am” “You sure about that?”
There’s a two for one special here today: two articles for the great low price of one: How Facts Backfire; and an interview discussing why facts often don’t matter in the political arena. The Globe story first. Basically, researchers have … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media Tagged behaviour, beliefs, conspiracies, facts, faith-based delusion, fear, science, skepticism Comments Off on “Just the facts, ma’am” “You sure about that?”
It’s unlucky to be unprepared!
I need to round up some stories of superstitious belief for a skeptics meeting tomorrow night. I’ve requested a couple books from the library about generic superstitions but I’d like to find some more around the world ones before then. … Continue reading
Posted in culture Tagged fear, skepticism, superstitions 2 Comments
Super Scary Saturday (One Minion seeks a She Freak)
“I’m not a freak. Shinigami cannot be judged by human standards of attractiveness. Still, Minion thought this photo of me was very dark and freakish looking, and a perfect start to the next movie. I don’t really care. I’ve already … Continue reading
Posted in movies, religiosity, reviews Tagged carnivals, discrimination, fear, movies, super scary saturdays Comments Off on Super Scary Saturday (One Minion seeks a She Freak)