Poor church singer overpowered by hilariously bad drummer (Those aren’t supposed to be solos!)

September 18, 2014 | 17 comments

This lady is trying so hard to play a pretty song for her church. But she and the drummer might not be on the same page about how it’s supposed to go.

Wait for it. It doesn’t even seem real…

In case you’re wondering, the song doesn’t call for any drum solos.

Children in Florida schools will now be given Satanic activity books

September 17, 2014 | 7 comments

Last year, a Christian organization in Florida held a Bible-giveaway at Orange County schools. The district allowed this and avoided litigation by opening up such giveaways to any other religion, too.

Free Bibles in Florida Schools

When the atheists at the Central Florida Freethought Society took them up on their offer, the literature they were permitted to give to students was severely and inconsistently censored.

Since the prohibitions didn’t seem to be based on anything concrete but more on a general fear of atheism, the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit, claiming that…

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It’s official, God loves gay people…and He just unveiled a billboard to prove it

September 11, 2014 | No comments

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God is everywhere, being omnipresent, but when it comes to antagonizing the Westboro Baptist Church, Facebook has traditionally been His favorite.

God on Facebook

The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.

But God disagrees…

This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.

In an email to Mashable, he says…

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What God would like to kill you for (according to various world religions)

September 5, 2014 | 2 comments

Across the spectrum of world religions, there are a plethora of supposed ways to motivate God to execute you or at least want you dead. Here are some of them, compiled from the scriptures of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Mormonism, Hinduism and Confucianism.

Of course, each of these religion’s texts were written ages ago and are now interpreted in a variety of non-deadly ways. Still, taken literally, this summary of misdeeds that warrant death in each belief system is at least intriguing if not amusing…

(Click the image for a larger version)

The Wrath of God

(via VisuallyDesign Taxi)

Missionaries like to save mortals from the gutter, but it’s not usually like this. Adorable…

August 29, 2014 | No comments

Missionaries are in the business of bringing souls up from the depths. They find those who are lost, stuck beyond hope — those who have hit bottom — and they bring hope and salvation.

So when a brood of ducklings all fell into a storm drain as they were following their mother, it’s a good thing this mormon missionary was nearby. He saw an opportunity to fulfill his calling, and he answered…

(via Reddit)

Jesus takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21, 2014 | No comments

With each celebrity that participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge the bar gets raised both for how famous the next participant will be and how crazy their version of the Challenge will be.

Here’s Jesus’ submission. He’s eager to see who is going to top it…

Creationist says all aliens are going to hell, Neil deGrasse Tyson has 3 words for him

July 28, 2014 | 19 comments

In an article for his followers last week, creationist Ken Ham expressed his strong disbelief in the existence of aliens, since “The Bible…teaches that earth was specially created, that it is unique and the focus of God’s attention.”

He’s confident enough in their nonexistence that he believes looking for them is sin, because “the search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God.”

BUT if aliens do exist, they’re screwed…

You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire…

So what does eminent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson say in response to this hypothesis?

Woman renews vows with mannequin husband after 14 years [Exclusive pics & interview]

July 23, 2014 | No comments

In February, we featured a series of photos by Suzanne Heintz with her mannequin “family,” (“Single Woman Spends 14 Years with Mannequin Family to Make a Point“). In the spirited comments section, the photos were called “creepy,” “brilliant,” and everything in between.

Since then, Suzanne and I have kept in contact, and a couple months ago I got the skinny on her planned “chapter two” of her project, officially called “The Playing House Project,” in which she and her stoic mannequin husband renew their wedding vows.

I took the opportunity to send Suzanne a few questions to get a deeper understanding of her project. She graciously took the time to thoughtfully answer them, and to give us an exclusive scoop on the renewal ceremony photos.

You’re the first to see these, so enjoy!

Artist buys imitation family to satirize conformity

Suzanne, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. I came across your work in mid-February this year and was delighted by it. Since then, on our site alone, it’s been shared 150,000 times on Facebook. And I know you’ve had a lot of press elsewhere too. But you’ve been committed to this project for a long time. How does it feel to see something into which you’ve invested so much time and energy garner the exposure it has recently?

It’s just like jumping into a hot spring. Shocking at first, and wonderful once you get used to it. I’ve said before that I’m pleased as punch to be born at the time I was. Not only because as a woman, I’ve got more choices in life than any generation before, but I’m also amazed at how much opportunity, and exposure, living in the information age provides.

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What would you do if you woke up to this on a plane?

June 16, 2014 | 6 comments

When Irish Redditor Biff2204 was on a 7-hour flight to the Philippines recently, he was napping in his emergency-row seat when he was awakened like this…

(Warning — Turn your headphones down.)

He says it happened twice over the course of the flight and lasted about 30 seconds each time.

Do you know the most popular religion in your state after Christianity?

June 6, 2014 | 3 comments

The biggest religion in every state remains Christianity. Roughly speaking, the U.S. population is 2 parts Protestant, 1 part Catholic, and 1 part everything else.

So what is that “everything else”? Based on the most recent date from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, this map shows every state’s second most practiced religion…

2nd Most Popular Religion by State

Did you guess your state’s correctly?

Read more at the Washington Post.