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Andrew Sullivan: Politicization of Christianity fuels atheism in U.S.

Columnist and author Andrew Sullivan said Sunday that atheism was growing in the United States because more and more people saw Christianity as an organization intent on gaining political power. “I think our ability to be reasonable in politics and faithful in religion, and to keep those two things separate,…

Why atheists should defend All-American Muslim

I'm a little disappointed that none of the atheist blogs I read have addressed the controversy over Lowe's pulling their advertising from the show All-American Muslim, after being deluged with mail from a bunch of hateful Christian bigots. Now, there's nothing I hate more than people trying to score points…

Texas Governor Rick Perry to host prayer summit that calls upon Jesus to solve America’s problems

Texas Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed August 6 as a “Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God’s guidance” and has invited governors from across the nation to join his Christian prayer summit at Reliant Stadium in Houston. “Given the trials that beset our nation and world,…

Wingnutteria sez: We’ve always been at war with Arabia

For today’s entry in the “it doesn’t matter how evil/stupid/intellectually dishonest it is, if it pisses off the liberals, it’s gold” genre, I bring you Tucker Carlson defending the nutbar-dominated Texas School Board for their particular spin on the “everyone let’s hate Muslims now” frenzy. Some school board members are…

Texas board looks to ban ‘pro-Islamic bias’ from school books

Led by a conservative majority, the Texas Board of Education is stepping into the national media furor over a rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, gearing up to vote later this week on whether or not “pro-Islamic bias” should be banned from school books. Granted, there’s not…

Brit Hume stands by his Tiger Woods Christian crusade

Fox News pundit Brit Hume is facing a backlash over his comments this past weekend that golfer Tiger Woods should convert from Buddhism to Christianity because Buddhism can’t “offer the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith.” Since making the comment on Fox News Sunday,…

Jeebus the scapegoat

I don’t know if I should be grateful or annoyed that Ezra linked this post by Ross Douthat. One one hand, it’s the most annoyingly pretentious thing I’ve read in at least a week. On the other hand, it’s the most entertainingly pretentious thing I’ve read in at least a…

An Anti-Gay, Anti-Liberal Terrorist

According to the lead officer in the investigation (airing on CNN right now), yesterday’s church shooting was the act of a man lashing out against gays and liberals. I predict those declaring that Christianity is under assault from evil and violent sectors of our society will find virtually any way…

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