It is time to clean out my possible post fodder file. When I read an article or website and I think it might be something worth writing on, I save the link or send myself an email. If I don’t do this, I will forget. I have detailed for readers the short-term memory problems I have. I would be lost without saving links, sending myself emails, or writing things down in OneNote or on a post-it note. I used to be able to remember long lists of things…these days…not so much.
Because I have to do things this way, I end up with a lot of notes, saved links, and emails that shout WRITE to me but I know I will never get the time to do so. Here’s some of them:
A Truth Wins Out story on Mark Regnerus and his bogus study about same-sex couples.
IFB pastor says that married couples should not take vacations with their parents. He basis this belief on Mark 10:6-9:
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Airline passenger tells female pilot that the cockpit is no place for a woman. He even left his thoughts in writing on a napkin. (my money is on this guy being a Christian fundamentalist)
Dr. John Michael Lonergan is a former federal prison inmate who was convicted of tax evasion, mail fraud and healthcare fraud in Ohio. He got his license back and now he is under investigation for “allegedly injecting patients across Oklahoma with a mysterious formula called the “Jesus shot.”
Denise, a Christian fundamentalist, blogs about those terrible Sodomites who lie about being sexually assaulted. Her words just drip with the sweet, refreshing love of Jesus. Evidently heterosexuals never lie.
Did angels have sex with human women before the flood? Brian Godawa says yes. Bonus points for counting how many ads there are in the post for his latest book, Noah Primeval.
Ken Ham and Ray Comfort have teamed together to tell you what is wrong with the movie Noah. And they will gladly SELL you this information. It is called a Ham and Comfort package. (there is a joke in this somewhere)
Mike at A-Unicornist shares his thoughts on the Sean Carroll-William Craig debate. The other articles linked to in the post are well worth reading.
Is Whole Goods a temple of pseudoscience? Michael Schulson says yes. Schulson asks “Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods. It’s all pseudoscience—so why are some kinds of pseudoscience more equal than others?”
A Russellville, Kentucky Baptist pastor by the name of Kevin Lohse exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl in a department store. He was there shopping with his son. (talk about exposing sin)
Victor Stenger shares some tips on how to debate a Christian apologist. This is a must read for anyone who spends time debating/arguing or attempting to have a discussion with Christian apologists.
The Panda’s Thumb has an excellent article on Dr. Terry Mortenson, one of Ken Ham’s creationist “experts.”
An old post by VJack at Atheist Revolution about What Atheism+ Could Have Been is well worth reading. He has also posted an interesting video that deals with, among other things, atheism+.
A Daily Banter article on why A&E brought Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson back from suspension so quickly.
A VICE article on a British porn star who is now a Christian. She swapped lesbian porn scenes for Jesus. Good trade?
An Alternet story on why a Duke University student does porn.
Daniel Fincke, at Camels with Hammers, shares why he is really not into Jesus. He takes issue with atheists and liberal Christians who try to rescue the moral Jesus of the Bible. (and no this is not a pro-mythicist post)
Morgan Guyton, at Mercy not Sacrifice, writes about Two Biblical Commands No Christian Will Ever Obey.
Paula Deen thinks her recent struggles are just like ‘That Black’ Openly Gay NFL Prospect Michael Sam.
And let me leave you with the quote of the day from Tristan Vick’s, Advocatus Atheist blog:
“If we would presume to contemplate theism from an intellectually honest perspective, we would try to decide what kind of universe we would expect to live in if theism were true; then we would do the same for naturalism; and finally we would compare those expectations to the real world. But when we do that we find theistic expectations failing to match reality over and over again. Now, I know perfectly well (from experience as well as from cogitation) that you can never make headway with theists by claiming “If God existed, He would do X, and He doesn’t” (where X is “prevent needless suffering,” “make His existence obvious,” “reveal useful non-trivial information to us,” “spread religious messages uniformly over the world,” etc.) Because they have always thought through these, and can come up with an explanation why God would never have done that. (According to Alvin Plantinga, our world — you know, the one with the Black Death, the Holocaust, AIDS, Hurricane Katrina, and so on — is “so good that no world could be appreciably better.”) But these apologetic moves come at a price: they imply a notion of theism so flexible that it becomes completely ill-defined. That’s the real problem. Craig’s way of putting it is to suggest that God is “like the cosmic artist who wants to splash his canvas with extravagance of design.” That’s precisely why naturalism has pulled so far ahead of theism in the intellectual race to best model our world: because it plays by rules and provides real explanations for why the world is this way rather than that way.” –Sean Carroll (Physicist)