Category Archives: Popular Culture, Society

The utterly inconsistent and mealy-mouthed Franklin Graham: how Billy must be disappointed in him

Franklin Graham: Islam is “wicked” and “evil”, but Mormonism as a “cult” is “calling people names”. Then there’s also the issue of how many Christmas shoe boxes Franklin Graham’s obscene $561,000 annual Samaritan’s Purse salary could fill.

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One man and his cat: True story of busker and the ginger tom called Bob who got his life back on track

A heartwarming cat story that I can’t resist sharing: One man and his cat: True story of busker and the ginger tom called Bob who got his life back on track

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Being grumpy can be good for you

It’s not all bad news for grumpy people like me: You make fewer mistakes and are better at communicating: Why being a grump can be GOOD for you Optimism is not always as healthy as it might sound.  Rather, being … Continue reading

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UK human rights watch: Christian in Britain demoted in job for having an unacceptable opinion

Christian demoted for posting opposition to gay marriage on Facebook as ‘an equality too far’ takes employer to court A man who was demoted for attacking gay marriages as ‘an equality too far’ in Church has taken his former employers … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Donald DeMarco on tolerance

‘Tolerance can never advance a situation to its natural point of completion.  An artist should not “tolerate” an incomplete work of art, for example, but complete it.  Tolerance is not progressive.  It is the acceptance of the status quo until a better … Continue reading

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A long essay worth reading: Michael Ruse on the intolerance, hero-worship, and self-righteousness of New Atheists

Curb your enthusiasm: High priests, holy writ and excommunications — how did Humanism end up acting like a religion? The New Atheists believe that science replaces the claims about the world that religion makes — and therefore makes religion redundant. … Continue reading

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Canada human rights watch: Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast on Canadian ‘human rights tribunals’

‘You are summoned to a tribunal where you cannot have a defense lawyer and you cannot record the proceedings nor have a witness present.  The people judging and prosecuting you have no legal qualifications.  The accusation is ambiguous, having to … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on Stephen Fry

‘Stephen Fry . . . has the voice, education and mannerisms of an English gentleman — but the opinions of a Trotskyite lunatic.’ ~ Peter Hitchens

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Who are the real bigots? Christian couple have suffered two-year campaign of death threats and abuse

Who are the real bigots?  British Christian couple reveal how they have suffered a two-year campaign of death threats and abuse for refusing to let two gay men share a room in their Bed & Breakfast

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Catholic Christian Michael Coren explains Canada

Canada: Ignored, Mysterious, and Very Confused

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Another BBC insider admits that the British Broadcasting Corporation is biased against Christians

The TV elite ‘assume Christians are lunatics’: The BBC and other broadcasters are dominated by a “liberal secular elite” whose “default position” is to assume that Christians are “lunatics”, a Radio 4 broadcaster warned last night “You do have a … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley’s Bible sells for £59,000 at auction

Elvis Presley’s Bible sells for £59,000 A bible which once belonged to Elvis Presley and contains his handwritten notes and thoughts has sold for £59,000 at an auction in England. The Bible, given to the singer on his first Christmas … Continue reading

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The problem with wind farms . . .

Are wind farms saving or killing us?  A provocative investigation claims thousands of people are falling sick because they live near them

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The world’s best whiskey (real whisky is whiskey with an ‘e’): Bushmills 16 year-old single malt

It can be found here.

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Ridiculous angry atheist sues government, claims Lord’s Prayer causes him “anguish” and “loss of enjoyment of life”

Ontario man suing county for $5,000 in damages over Lord’s Prayer at meetings Claiming the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer causes him anguish and feelings of exclusion, a man in rural Ontario is suing his local government to get politicians to … Continue reading

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Gloucester City Council forced to issue apology to Christians banned from handing out leaflets at Bible day celebration

Christians banned by council from handing out leaflets at Bible day celebration win apology A group of Christians banned by a council from handing out leaflets containing passages from the Bible has won an apology.  Gloucester City Council admitted it … Continue reading

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Is Franklin Graham putting out statements under his aged father Billy’s name?

Billy Graham Is Not an Anti-Gay Bigot (but his son Franklin is) Let me tell you about Billy Graham, just as he is, because based on what I experienced working for the man for six years, two statements issued under … Continue reading

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How many Christmas shoe boxes would Franklin Graham’s $561,000 annual Samaritan’s Purse salary fill?

According to the IRS (the U.S. tax authority), in 2010 Samaritan’s Purse paid Franklin Graham a staggering $561,000. That same year the organization received $10 million in U.S. government grants.

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A secular case against gay marriage

A secular case against gay marriage ‘Notice that there are no arguments in this post that require a religious worldview or belief in the inerrancy of the Bible.’

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Archbishop of York John Sentamu’s brother is health-and-wealth preacher, promises miracles for cash donations

‘Bona fide rock star’: Archbishop of York’s controversial evangelical preacher brother “Pastor Robert is preaching today,” said a woman at the entrance to the 10,500-seat auditorium, where his flock must pass through airport-style security, complete with metal detectors and armed … Continue reading

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Secularist Inquisition of sociologist who dared to go where the empirical evidence leads

An Academic Auto-da-Fé: A sociologist whose data find fault with same-sex relationships is savaged by the progressive orthodoxy writes Christian Smith Whoever said inquisitions and witch hunts were things of the past?  A big one is going on now.  The … Continue reading

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The world’s most enlightened, forward-thinking town: tiny Corigliano d’Otranto, Italy, appoints municipal philosopher!

Surely tiny Corigliano d’Otranto — population 5,889 — tucked away in the heel of Italy, must have the world’s most enlightened town council: It could have something to do with the fact that Corigliano is in the so-called Grecìa Salentina, a … Continue reading

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Angry Atheist files human rights complaint over restaurant’s church bulletin discount

Atheist files complaint over Lancaster County restaurant’s church-bulletin discount For more than a year, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Lancaster County has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the … Continue reading

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Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’ gift of biposition, of holding two contradictory opinions at once

A muddled Archbishop of Canterbury Where does the Church of England really stand on gay marriage?  That’s a tricky one, but let me try to simplify things by presenting two snapshots of Anglican opinion. The conservative point of view is that … Continue reading

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Foul-mouthed pro-abortionist rips away abortion images, assaults peaceful pro-life protester

Caught on video: Man rips away abortion images, assaults pro-life witness A camera captured a dramatic scene last month when an infuriated man stormed up cursing to a pro-life protester holding images of an aborted child by the roadside, tore … Continue reading

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