Discrimination against gays persists, democratic protests are trampled in Iran, Kim Jong Il keeps flashing the nuclear bird at the US, but all this pales in significance when compare to the most important news of last week: The White House Beer Summit: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c White … [Read more…]
One of the things I love about MoF is that we’re a pretty small community and don’t attract a lot of trolls. This is not to say we never attract trolls, but when we do, it’s a surprise. There are many sites whose comments I simply don’t read because I don’t want to deal with … [Read more…]
Canada: Liberal! Secular! Not as cold as you think!
I want to talk about a matter of serious import to me and to many other men who have either abandoned or who are struggling with the Mormon faith. This concerns a nearly universal mandate that focuses on the external, and yet is perceived by many to be a reflection of internal purity and righteousness. … [Read more…]
I’ve long been a fan of Sinfest, but it’s mostly been religious, rather than political in nature. Recently, since one of the characters is a pig, there was a whole Palin lip-stick-on-pig thing that I’m still not sure what I think about. But then there were these, which are interesting more because Sinfest is not … [Read more…]
My cousin does a lot of babysitting. She recently babysat a kid who was trying to tell her about a friend’s imaginary friend, Genius, who was a reverse zombie: he died but then, instead of wanting to eat your brains, he wants us to eat his. It took my (Catholic) cousin a long time to … [Read more…]
I’m sorry for all the sparks recently, but I couldn’t resist this one. Enjoy!
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…]
19 years ago, Jana and I met. We danced. I asked her out. I washed her hair. We fell in love. 18 years ago, we kissed. Then we kissed a lot more. I left for my mission in Japan. We didn’t promise to wait for each other. 17 years ago, we wrote to each other … [Read more…]
10. We eat babies. No, but we think about it sometimes. Mmmmm, baby… 9. Without God, we’re a miserable, weepy lot. Look at all the happy atheists: They’re thinking about the deliciousness of babies. Yum! (Richard Dawkins, Ellen Johnson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali) 8. Without God, we lead gluttonous, hedonistic lives, throwing orgies all the time. … [Read more…]
The school board in Oregon’s Onionville School District has ordered librarians to pull The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from its library shelves following a petition by parents concerned about the religious content of the children’s classic. Teachers have been told not to use the book in their curriculum pending a complete review of … [Read more…]