Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bachmann says j/k about Irene

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has taken a lot of heat over her claim that Hurricane Irene and the September 23 Earthquake were God’s message to Washington. At a recent campaign stop, Bachmann said, “I don’t know how much God … Continue reading

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Podcast #130 – The Fundagelical Politics of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann

The Republican presidential race is in full swing, and fundamental evangelicalism is already playing an important part. We look at the religious views (and actions) of two frontrunners: Texas Governor Rick Perry and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Specifically, check out Timothy … Continue reading

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Books maybe you should know about

So many books, so little time. Here are three new books which have come to my attention, which look extraordinarily interesting, but which I have not (yet?) had the time to read. If anyone picks up one of these, I’d … Continue reading

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Tea Party less popular than atheists

Although disapproval of atheists has been easing–gradually–over the last few decades, we’re still pretty much at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to public opinion. But there’s hope! Recent surveys show that the Tea Party is even more … Continue reading

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Podcast #129 – Janet Reitman (Inside Scientology)

We interview Janet Reitman, author of the new book Inside Scientology, an extensive and objective history of the movement launched by sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard. Inside Scientology is available in hardcover, unabridged audio, or for Kindle. For more about … Continue reading

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Man shoots mother during religious argument

In Cobb County, just north of Atlanta, police have arrested a man for shooting his mother numerous times after having a “religion argument.” No word yet on the details of the argument.

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