Mary in Catholicism: Close to my heart (Spark)

Two recent news stories impressed upon me the fact that I will always be some kind of Catholic. Even if it’s ex-Catholic. My first step in rejecting religion was exploring my own. This started as what I later knew to be feminist critique of Catholicism. The more I learned, the more it seemed clear to … [Read more…]

Biblical Fail

I have to post this, since it’s lolreligion. By now, I’m sure everyone has heard that a particular Christian called others to join in prayer at the bronze bull on wall street to ask god to “shift from the bull and bear markets to what we feel will be the ‘Lion’s Market,’ or God’s control … [Read more…]

Bible in Public Schools Bill Approved Overwhelmingly by Tennessee Legislature

I may actually agree with the state representatives of Tennessee in the following, though probably not for the same reasons: A proposal that would allow the state Department of Education to develop a curriculum for the academic study of the Bible in public schools has passed the House. The legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Maddox … [Read more…]

Spark: Justice v. Life

Religion Dispatches has a very interesting deconstruction of a well known Old Testament story, one used frequently to support “the Culture of Life” (forgive my scare quotes, but they scare me!), but which, RD argues, ought to be understood to support Justice. Spark is a category for sharing links. No intense commentary, just a link … [Read more…]

Was anyone watching these rights…?

The Interfaith Alliance is keeping tabs on the race for Pastor in Chief of the United States of America and sums up the top ten creeptastic moments that remind us that, and I quote, no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States Good … [Read more…]

Spark: Religion is Make Believe

George Carlin picks apart religious traditions & superstitions: “Suppose they hand you an upside down backward Chinese Braille bible with half the pages missing [for you to swear to tell the truth on]. At what point does all of this stuff just break down & become just a lot of stupid shit that somebody made … [Read more…]

We’ve Started Something

First, there was John’s dabbling in mapping lolCats onto traditional religious images. Then, the folks over at Cracked gave us some awesome lolReligion interspersed in their 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On (scroll down for the lolDog in need of a Catholic exorcism). But it didn’t stop there, oh no! Someone linked John … [Read more…]