'Humor' Archive

Follow the Law!

December 24th, 2009 / Atheism, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 64 comments

Can't get through the season without saying something about the annual "War on Christmas," that perverse ritual when Bill O'Reilly, Bill Donohue and the whole gang of U.S. cultural conservatives ...

Are They Really Trying To Ban Divorce?

September 14th, 2009 / Current Affairs, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 17 comments

Apparently emboldened by the success of Prop. 8, it seems California religious nutters are now gathering signatures to put an initiative to ban divorce on the ballot in 2010. I still can't ...

Abstinence Marriage Challenge Draws No Takers

October 23rd, 2008 / Humor, Newswire, Religion, Stupid Things / 10 comments

A "challenge" promising $10,000 for a wedding to couples who agree to abstain from sex and undergo religious counseling is going down in flames. No one has stepped up ...

Zaproot is Cheeky Green Fun

October 2nd, 2008 / Energy Transition, Humor, Newswire, Television / 238 comments

I always admire people who don't just talk about their principles, but put them into practice. With the Energy Transition, consciousness raising is nearly as important as personal commitment. After ...

Proof-Burden Shifting

September 9th, 2008 / Humor, Religion / 21 comments

Boiled down, ninety-nine percent of religious apologetics (and for that matter, new-age and psychic apologetics) consists of shifting the burden of proof. This comes up so often that it ...

Cleansing the Public Square

July 12th, 2008 / Atheism, Humor, Religion / 21 comments

Religious messages on personal or commercial property are protected speech, and I would never dream of touching or damaging someone's car, church sign, or ...

Blame Canada

April 3rd, 2008 / Humor / 30 comments

After posting about keeping all gods off money (previous article), I was starting to wonder what would be on the ideal currency. I was thinking it should be fun, ...

A Medieval Theocracy With Rockets

February 4th, 2008 / Humor, Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 6 comments

Two Iranian sisters convicted of adultery face being stoned to death after the supreme court upheld the death sentences against them, the Etemad newspaper Monday quoted their lawyer as saying. ...

The Ludicrous Penny

January 30th, 2008 / Humor, Stupid Things / 21 comments

Stupid Thing: The Penny Why it's stupid: Money that's not. Costs 1.2 cents to mint. Need handfuls to buy a cup of coffee. Bad rationale: Sentimentality, Hoarding Short-term solution: ...

The Karma Accountant

December 24th, 2007 / Humor, Religion / 3 comments

This story by J. Orlin Grabbe is too funny not to post. I wish I'd written it. I don't understand what motivates some people ...

Yogi Guru Appropriates Term “Nanotechnology”

September 20th, 2007 / Humor, Newswire, Science / 3 comments

Yogi Guru Appropriates Term "Nanotechnology" As could be expected after witnessing their rank abuse of the term "quantum," it was only a matter of time before the meme-thieves in the ...

I Love Kathy Griffin

September 11th, 2007 / Humor, Newswire, Television / 5 comments

I'm a little late to the lovefest, I know. But thank god with a small "g" that someone was willing to get up at the Emmys and not thank ...

Richardson: God Scheduling Primaries

September 4th, 2007 / Humor, Newswire / 5 comments

Richardson: God Scheduling Primaries Sioux City, Ia. - God's will is for Iowa to have the first-in-the-nation caucus, Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson told a crowd here Monday. "Iowa, for good ...

Superstition goes virtual in modern Taiwan

September 3rd, 2007 / Humor, Newswire, Religion / 2 comments

During August, the air, already heavy with humidity from afternoon thundershowers or typhoon downpours, thickens with the mist from incense and the smoke from piles of gilded paper burnt in ...

‘El Morya’ has a myspace Profile

August 28th, 2007 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Humor, Religion / 44 comments

It seems believers will go to almost any length to keep their fantasies intact. Now 'El Morya' has a myspace profile, complete with a boatload ...

Too sexy for my bus, woman told

July 17th, 2007 / Humor, Newswire, Society / 20 comments

"Suddenly he stopped the bus," the woman named Debora C. told Bild newspaper. "He opened the door and shouted at me 'Your cleavage is distracting me every time I look ...

Cult Leader Pretty Cool, Actually

June 22nd, 2007 / Humor, Newswire / 3 comments

SANTA MONICA, CA—Despite accusations that Joshua Wyden is the dangerous and manipulative leader of a cult known as The Watchful Eye, a recent interview with the charismatic guru revealed that ...