Archive for March, 2008

Hal Lindsey Comics, Part 2: Secularists

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Today we continue with our examination of the cartoons published on the website of Hal Lindsey, Christian Zionist and king of Bible prophecy. The cartoons reflect Lindsey’s view that the End Times are nigh. He believes that all major events in the world today are proof that the events foretold in Revelation are actually occurring. […]

Attend the First Freedom First Event

Monday, March 17th, 2008

First Freedom First is a joint project of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. They have eight core issues that they’re focussing on: No Religious Discrimination End of Life Care Reproductive Health Democracy NOT Theocracy Academic Integrity Sound Science Respect For All Families Worship … or not They […]

Join the Blog Against Theocracy

Monday, March 17th, 2008

The Blog Against Theocracy is this upcoming weekend. If you have a blog, you should consider joining in.

Hal Lindsey Comics, Part 1: Theocracy

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

One of these days, I need to write an article about Hal Lindsey. You might remember him from the 1970s, when he came out with his best-selling book, The Late Great Planet Earth. Hal is big into Bible prophecy. According to his book, the End Times were supposed to happen in the 1980s. Oops. Maybe […]

Skeptics’ Circle #82

Friday, March 14th, 2008

(Image from Random Rantings) The 82nd Skeptics’ Circle is up at Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes. There’s lots of good stuff there. My favorite is from The Digital Cuttlefish: Translating from Creationist to English I’m looking for a linguist who can help me with translation— For it seems two different languages are used within this […]

Bill Donohue is the Root of All Evil

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Last night, Comedy Central premiered Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil. I was looking forward to the show, so I tuned in with great anticipation. I was actually disappointed in the program. It had some funny moments, thanks primarily to Greg Giraldo, but overall the show wasn’t very good. I might give it another shot […]

It’s Only Torture When It’s Used on Him

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

(Image from BoingBoing.net) In 2005, John McCain sponsored legislation to ban torture. The bill actually passed and was signed into law by Bush. McCain has a very good reputation on anti-torture issues. A reputation that is undeserved. McCain’s law specifically exempted the CIA. On Saturday, Bush vetoed a bill intended to close that loophole. John […]

Did You Hear the One About the Travelling Bible Salesman?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

(Get the full size original at Freethoughtpedia.) Ron Brown sent me an email about a contest he’s having over at his blog, The Frame Problem. He writes: It’s a contest to cite the funniest piece of scripture from any practiced world religion/cult. The winner (as determined by reader votes) will get to choose the God […]