'Newswire' Archive

Follow the Law!

December 24th, 2009 / Atheism, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 7 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 ...

Religion Unequivocally Inspires Murder

November 9th, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 11 comments

Comes now Arsalan Iftikhar, an international human rights lawyer, founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, and contributing editor for Islamica magazine in Washington, to claim that religions don't inspire murder. Clearly, they ...

Democracy Doesn't Work In Impoverished Nations

September 16th, 2009 / Books, Current Affairs, Newswire / 10 comments

America's got to end its deadly devotion to democracy via Christian Science Monitor Democracy is a messy business, even in wealthy countries. One look at the Tea Party demonstrations proves ...

Racist Xenophobe Responds On Cue

September 15th, 2009 / Bigotry, Newswire / 26 comments

I knew my article on immigration would get some attention, but I didn't realize it would be such a textbook example of the hatred and bigotry I was talking ...

Are They Really Trying To Ban Divorce?

September 14th, 2009 / Current Affairs, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 7 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 ...

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water

September 13th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Stupid Things / 2 comments

Coal Industry Still Poisoning America's Water via New York Times ...and they're getting away with it. Even Obama's EPA can't seem to get a handle on the corruption, bullying and intimidation ...

California Throws H8 Back to Voters

May 26th, 2009 / Bigotry, Newswire / 2 comments

In 1780 in the Massachusetts constitution, John Adams said we are "a government of laws, not men." This is what the California Supreme court effectively restated today when it went ...

Astronauts Begin To Drink Recycled Water

May 20th, 2009 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / 4 comments

According to NASA, the astronauts on the International Space Station are now beginning to drink water purified from their own urine, sweat, and exhalations. While it's been possible for ...

Limbaugh Can Dish It Out...

May 11th, 2009 / Celebrities, Current Affairs, Newswire / 5 comments

The right is in a holy froth because President Obama laughed at a joke by Wanda Sykes saying she hoped Rush Limbaugh's kidneys would fail. Drudge immediately picked up the ...

Dawkins on Minnesota Public Radio

March 4th, 2009 / Atheism, Newswire / Comments Off on Dawkins on Minnesota Public Radio

MPR: Dawkins seeks more converts to atheism. Overall, a good interview. The host comes across as somewhat hostile at first. But she's just throwing the typical objections at him, which ...

The Atheist Bus Sides

February 8th, 2009 / Atheism, Marketing, Newswire, Religion / 11 comments

Religion has never needed much prodding to demonstrate its hypocrisy. It's almost a weekly perp-walk of the clergy across the world stage with their sexual indiscretions. Then there's the lying ...

New-Age 'Spiritual Living' Confusion

February 6th, 2009 / Atheism, Newswire, Religion / 3 comments

Wow, I shouldn't be surprised any more, but I always am. It seems the new-agers take the same apologetics used by religion, then add on top their notions of universal ...

Conspiracies and Climate Change

February 5th, 2009 / Critical Thought, Energy Transition, Newswire / 5 comments

I received an email taking me to task for comparing the 9/11 truthers with climate change deniers. The correspondent claimed that while climate science was solid, the 9/11 truthers might ...

Rape, then Martyrdom: Gifts of Islam

February 4th, 2009 / Newswire, Religion Inspired Murders / 8 comments

Iraqi woman had 80 women raped then recruited as suicide bombers A WOMAN suspected of recruiting more than 80 female suicide bombers has confessed to organising their rapes so she ...

Elizabeth Clare Prophet Publishes Memoirs

December 24th, 2008 / Books, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire / 18 comments

On the heels of the release of Prophet's Daughter, two of Elizabeth Clare Prophet's children have published the memoirs of their Alzheimer's-stricken mother. Erin Prophet announced the publication today in ...