Daily Archives: 26/10/2010

Joke of the day: the atheist in the woods

This joke has been doing the rounds recently: An atheist was walking through the woods.  “What majestic trees!  What powerful rivers!  What beautiful animals,” he said to himself. As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in … Continue reading

Posted in Humour

Rhode Island to vote on dropping ‘Plantations’ from its name

Rhode Island state to vote on dropping ‘Plantations’ from its name I’m surprised it wasn’t dropped decades ago.  It would have been, if Rhode Island was in Canada.

Posted in Politics, World Events

Pope Benedict praises German theologian Erik Peterson, 1890-1960

The Pope has praised the German theologian Erik Peterson, who died 50 years ago.

Posted in Theology

An online review of ‘The Red Tent’ by Anita Diamant

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

Posted in Book Reviews

Two atheists convert to Christianity

One is a barrister, the other a college professor.  Read about them here: Atheists Turned Apologists

Posted in Atheism

“Many men and women who had died came back to life again” — zombies in the Bible?

Matthew 27, verses 51-52 states: “The earth shook, the rocks broke and tombs opened and many men and women who had died came back to life again.  They left the cemetery and went into the city and appeared to many … Continue reading

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What’s really offensive is Christine O’Donnell’s hypocrisy and spiritual pride

Actor Rob Reiner fears the Tea Party is looking for a Hitler: “My fear is that the Tea Party gets a charismatic leader.  Because all they’re selling is fear and anger.  And that’s all Hitler sold.”  The Anti-Defamation League calls … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events

U.S. legal case supports anonymous blogging rights

An anonymous blogger who criticised his former pastor won a $50,000 settlement against First Baptist of Jacksonville (Florida) after a sheriff’s deputy who attends the church and “served on the pastor’s security detail” got a subpoena to unmask the blogger’s identity.  … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events

Cardinal O’Brien says accusations of wrongful Megrahi conviction must be dealt with

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien wants an investigation into whether Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi (released last year on humanitarian grounds due to a terminal illness) was wrongfully convicted for the 1988 PanAm 103 bombing over Lockerbie.  Once again, we see the Catholic … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events