Johnny Depp’s blasphemous new Christmas Carol with BabyBird: Jesus Stag Night Club

There are many reasons to love Johnny Depp; his stunning good looks, goofy movie roles or charming bad boy personality. But here's another one: for his outspoken willingness to criticize religion and poke fun in places others dare not tread. Teaming up with the UK band BabyBird (which he's worked with before, and is close with the band's frontman Stephen Jones) Depp sung the lyrics to a new Christmas song release, Jesus Stag Night Club. Admittedly, the music ...

Obama, the Antichrist and the 2nd Coming of Jesus: White House Shooter Ortega-Hernandez

This week a student at Idaho State University, Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, took some shots at the White House, apparently in an attempt to assassinate Obama, whom he saw as the AntiChrist. Soon after, the bizarre video he'd made as a statement of his philosophy and desperate plea to get on the Oprah Show surfaced (you can watch it below). The video raises some interesting topics about American foreign policy, legalization of marijuana, and the dangers ...

Bill Maher on Gadhafi: Does Islam have homosexuality issues?

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Take the two most sensitive conversational topics in the world - religion and sexuality - and throw them together. Not an easy topic to discuss, but as Bill Maher pointed out in a recent interview, doesn't the fact that as soon as they caught Libyan dictator Gadhafi, they stuck something up his ass, say something about sexuality in that culture? The other panelists say "Well, they do really violent things to all tyrants" (Mussolini got hung ...

A simple test of your courage, freedom and humanity

Scenario ONE: A technologically advanced alien race attacks the earth. It wants to brand and kidnap humans to be used as slaves on their home planet. Anyone who refuses is destroyed. The aliens are very powerful and ruthless. Rather than simply kill those who rebel, they punish them by inflicting torturous pain, loss and suffering. However for those that agree to become slaves, the aliens' technology can extend your life for a very long time. Your ...

Center for un-intelligent design: creationism vs. intelligent design vs. evolution

A common response to atheism and defense of Christianity is "I don't have enough faith to be an atheist." In other words, looking at the beauty and order of the universe, it seems mind-boggling and impossible that everything just "happened" to come together in the precise perfect combination to produce the astounding variety of life on this planet. There must be a creator, and that creator is God. This is often called the intelligent design argument, or ...

Happy Teacher’s / Blasphemy Day! Dedicated to the constant pursuit of knowledge

In Taiwan, teacher's day was last week on September 28th; but "World Teacher's Day" is on October 5th. In between the two (today, September 30th, 2011) is "Blasphemy Day International." A good teacher, like a good blasphemer, is willing to question assumed notions, admit he doesn't have all the answers, challenge authorities and received knowledge, and teach his students to do the same. sponge bob crucified for teacher's day  What is Blasphemy Day International? (From the Facebook page) "Free ...

Why Obama is the Antichrist, and why you should vote for him in 2012 anyway.

Apocalyptic fears may decide 2012 presidential election. The New York Times posted an article a few days ago by Matthew Avery Sutton called "Why the Antichrist Matters in Politics" which deserves comment. My liberal, educated, tolerant and open-minded friends and colleagues often don't understand the need to be critical of or cynical about religion. Why not allow everyone to believe what they want? Surely they aren't hurting anyone? The truth is that the religious right in ...

Online religion quiz results: Jews, Atheists and Agnostics score the highest on the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey

My buddy over at Think Atheist posted a link to a quiz on religion from the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey. It's pretty fun to test your knowledge and see how you measure up against the rest of America. Jews and Atheists/Agnostics scored the highest. Interestingly the questions vary from legal to comparative religion; you'd have to be very familiar with lots of different cultures, literary history and Supreme Court laws on religion to get them ...

Support JesusPotterHarryChrist on Kickstarter.com and get awesome freebies!

If you're looking for a late-summer read, check out the book "Jesus Potter Harry Christ." It claims that both Harry and Jesus are spiritual metaphors told in the literary form of historical fiction. The paperback is selling well on amazon, but we'd like to print hardcover copies - so we've set up a page on kickstarter.com where you can get a better deal and some great freebies by supporting the project. Thanks! Click here for the ...

Migraines and God: A Brain Wider than the Sky Review

This summer I had the rare experience of sitting around and reading great books in a log cabin by log Tahoe (unlike Thoreau, I didn't build it with my hands). One of the books I enjoyed was "A Brain Wider than the Sky" by Andrew Levy. As a migraine sufferer myself, I was looking for confirmation (which I found) that many famous writers and artistic geniuses suffered from migraines, and that in fact the pain, ...

Can atheists be good without God? A review of Penn Jillette’s “God, no!”

"Penn Jillette is a twenty-first-century Lord of Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, funny, Rabelaisian, impossible and unique. There isn't--couldn't be--better not be--anybody like him."  --RICHARD DAWKINS, bestselling author of The Greatest Show on Earth and The God Delusion So begins the hype over Penn Jillette's new book "God, no! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales." I just saw Penn on a TV interview and the kindle version of his book will be delivered ...

The truth about CS Lewis, Tolkien and Pagan Christs: Christian Parallels in Mythology

Last Month Chuck Colson - Christian leader, cultural commentator, and former Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon - commented on my book, Jesus Potter Harry Christ. His central criticism of my book is weak, desperate and unfounded - in fact I write quite a bit about CS Lewis and Tolkien in the book so I doubt Colson has read more than the introduction or summary. But I'd like the opportunity to address the issue, which ...