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Beck plans ‘university’, hires Dr. Stoner and ‘the right’s favorite pseudo-historian’ to teach

Only “extreme” insiders are cool enough for this school. That’s apparently the one requirement to get new media content directly from a few individuals who Fox News opinion host Glenn Beck has selected to lecture on politics, U.S. history and the right-wing’s ideal vision for a theocratic America. Yes, you…

Maher: ‘Violent, uncivilized’ Islamists ‘bring that desert stuff to our world’

Jokes Pat Robertson doesn’t have the power to cut off your arms Bill Maher, a self-described Libertarian but outspoken critic of Bush and many conservative GOP policies, has many fans on the left. But even though he’s pretty much against all religions, his thoughts on Islamists and the Muslim faith…

Evangelist chosen to lead Army prayer day says Muslims ‘enslaved by Islam’

UPDATE: Evangelist Franklin Graham has confirmed that he has been disinvited by the US Army to serve as honorary chairman of a National Day of Prayer event, the Associated Press reports. Earlier news reports had stated that this was the case, but confirmation only came Thursday afternoon when Graham, the…

Oklahoma bill targeting gays hilariously misses its mark

They meant to make it easier to discriminate against gays, but instead they passed a bill making it easier to discriminate against Christians and other religious groups. The Oklahoma Senate two weeks ago voted in favor of a bill that it thought was going to reduce protections for gay people…

29% of Americans say religion ‘out of date’

A Gallup poll of Americans’ attitudes towards religion released on Christmas Eve found significant recent increases in those responding either that they have no religious preference, that religion is not very important in their lives, or that they believe religion “is largely old-fashioned or out of date.” Only 78% of…

Apparently, religion is mostly pointless for liberals

I am sick to the teeth of the term “faith”, and its corollary “people of faith”. It’s always bothered me, but as I was taking a shower (where I do much of my deep thinking about stuff that annoys me, perhaps because I feel I’m symbolically washing the ick off),…

Review: The God Delusion

Update: The cracker is gone. The post is worth reading because PZ explains how the puffery around the supposed sacredness of communion wafers is linked to finding excuses to torture and kill Jews. Something to consider if you have an urge to treat treacly Catholic nonsense, from opposition to birth…

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