Virgin Mary? What crap!

Maybe the bird ate some crumbs from the Virgin Mary toast. Now did you know that the Pope issued new guidelines for these kinds of images? From The Daily Mail: When a claim of heavenly apparitions occurs, the local bishop will need to set up a commission of psychiatrists, psychologists, theologians and priests who will [...]

Closed-minded?

Our scene opens inside Avanti’s, a fine Italian deli and eatery which also sells beer. A young patron has just picked out a couple of six packs and brought them to the clerk at the front counter to pay for them… Clerk: Great choice, that’s one of my favorites.Patron: Yeah, so how much is it [...]

Based on what?

Imagine a deeply engaging debate between two sides of scholars. Trained at the best institutions in the world, these highly educated and intelligent scholars spend their lives charting the known universe, making detailed observations of celestial objects, their characteristics, movements, and so forth. Volumes of data have been compiled and from this data these scholars [...]

Isn’t protesting a lot of work?

Here’s an interesting account of what it’s like being the target of religious outrage in Jerusalem by ultra-Orthodox Jews. I just have a few questions about the ultra-Orthodox Jewish position:• Isn’t protesting which involves throwing dirty nappies, lighting things on fire and physically assaulting people work?• Is work done on Shabbat to fight work done [...]

If your first reaction to seeing something initially unexplainable is, “OMG it’s a ghost”, what the hell is wrong with you? Why would you leap to such a conclusion first, before considering ANY reasonable explanation? Well I bet I can guess why, and it’s summed up perfectly by the goofball at the end of the [...]