Archive for July, 2009

Quakers ‘to allow gay marriages’ One of the UK’s oldest Christian denominations – the Quakers – looks set to extend marriage services to same-sex couples at their yearly meeting later. The society has already held religious blessings for same-sex couples who have had a civil partnership ceremony. But agreeing to perform gay marriages, which are […]

Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 07:25 | 0 comments
Categories: Interesting, News

Richard Dawkins launches children’s summer camp for atheists The evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion, who stepped down from his post at Oxford University last year, has subsidised the five-day camp in Somerset. Camp-goers will be given lessons in rational scepticism, as well as sessions in moral philosophy and evolutionary biology. There will […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 11:52 | 5 comments

Investigators stunned by child dismemberment SAN ANTONIO – The scene was so gruesome investigators could barely speak: A 3 1/2-week-old boy lay dismembered in the bedroom of a single-story house, three of his tiny toes chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and his brains ripped out.”At this particular scene you could have […]

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 07:19 | 4 comments
Categories: Bad News, evil, News

Ireland’s bizarre war on blasphemy It does seem bizarre that, in 2009, a modern European nation would seek to shield religious belief from criticism – yet that is what is happening in Ireland right now. In repealing the 1961 Defamation Act, the Irish government sought to expunge the worst excesses of Ireland’s draconian laws restricting […]

Sunday, July 26th, 2009 at 14:18 | 0 comments
Categories: Bad News, News, Stupidity

Brad Pitt: ‘I’m probably 20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic’ Brad Pitt was raised as a Southern Baptist, but apparently, his faith didn’t stick. The 45-year-old actor doesn’t believe in God, he told Bild.com. “No, no, no!,” he declared, when asked if he believes in a higher power, or if he was spiritual. “I’m […]

Friday, July 24th, 2009 at 07:27 | 4 comments
Categories: Amazing, Good News, News

Naked girls plow fields for rain PATNA, India (Reuters) – Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday. Witnesses said the naked girls in Bihar state plowed the […]

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 at 11:35 | 1 comment
Categories: Funny Stuff, News, Stupidity

Christian group’s billboards denounce separation of church, state A Hillsborough public policy group whose Christian platform included a push for a state ban on gay marriage has embraced a new attack on an old target: the separation of church and state. Ten billboard advertisements against what activist Terry Kemple called the separation “lie” are being […]

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 16:42 | 5 comments
Categories: evil, News, Stupidity

Devoted Atheists Grow in Numbers, Goals Valerie Celeste Coffey is a woman on a mission. For six years, her small group of local atheists has gathered to exchange bemused stories about the things Christians do in worship and swap tips for raising confident skeptics. But on a recent Wednesday evening here at the Java Room […]

Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 13:01 | 5 comments
Categories: Amazing, Good News, News

Religious row as Orthodox Jewish couple sue neighbours for ‘imprisoning’ them with automatic hallway light A Jewish couple are suing their neighbours in a block of flats, saying an automatic security light is keeping them prisoner in their home because it forces them to break their Sabbath rules. Dr Dena Coleman and husband Gordon claim […]

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at 22:13 | 5 comments
Categories: Funny Stuff, News, Stupidity
Friday, July 17th, 2009 at 00:15 | 3 comments