In an AP story about bin Laden's email habits, a commenter named Jeremy adds:
Dear Westboro Baptist Church:
We have a funeral for you to protest. It's somewhere in the middle of the northern Arabian Sea. We would be more than happy to help you pack, fly you there, and drop you off.
Amen! Readeth thou more
Although I love my fantastic fiction as well as the next geek, I'm not that well-versed in the swords-and-sorcery fantasy genre. Other than Tolkien, my experience with fantasy series consists of all 13 (to date) books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series and, just recently, the first book of George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Readeth thou more
The Vatican's Father Gabriele Amorth thinks The Exorcist faithfully represents his job as the Pope's right-hand dispeller of demons (both the serpent kind and the scorpion kind!). In the US, where an astounding 40% of the population is said to firmly believe in angels and devils, Father Gary Thomas would steer you to The Rite to learn more of his 9-to-5. Readeth thou more
Miscellaneous funny bits:
Moon = God
One of the best recent laughs: Bill O'Reilly tells us that tides are proof of God. Enjoy.
Virgin Mary Statue Crying For No Good Reason
The Intertubes as a whole have been laughing at Bill O'Reilly's naming of the tides as "proof" of a magic man in the sky. Responding to the claim by David Silverman, President of American Atheists, that all religions are a scam, O'Reilly tells us how he knows they're not:
"Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that."
Full video of the interview: Readeth thou more
Yes, the religious are (often) nuts.
Ever notice how the logo to denote USB, the ubiquitous technology for connecting peripherals to personal computers, looks like a devilish pitchfork?
A YouTube video introduces the "Al-Seraab Teleological Argument" for the existence of a god (which just happens to be the Abrahamic one; imagine that!). The video attempts to show that the argument is sensible; Matt D. at The Atheist Experience beautifully tears the video's claims to shreds. He reduces the Al-Seraab Teleological Argument to the following: Readeth thou more