The Question Christians Must Now Ask Themselves

by Nicholas Little
November 09, 2016

Christian groups will get much that they want from the upcoming regime; their coffers will be protected from taxation, they will receive taxpayer funds to proselytize, their business-owning members will likely be permitted to refuse service to LGBT people. Yet at what cost?

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We Are Being Asked the Impossible

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 09, 2016

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Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.  

Scientists are scared

Stephen Law, provost of CFI–UK, asks for a discussion of who to blame...

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Trump and the who-to-blame game

The Outer Limits with Stephen Law
November 09, 2016

So Trump is elected. He was not my preferred candidate. At times like this, I find that I, like all human beings, want SOMEONE TO BLAME (revised 12th Nov '16)

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Don’t Boo, Goat!

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 08, 2016

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Deep breath. Did you vote? You're gonna, right? I totally did. But I think I may have accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan. Hashtag-jokes-from-16-years-ago.

Holy crap was that actually 16 years ago?  

Anyway, this psychic goat says Hillary Clinton will be elected. However, a monkey, some dogs, and a shark have predicted the race for Donald Trump. Me, I tend to trust goats more, but the facts in favor of a Trump victory are compelling. So who knows.

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“Miraculous” Infant Jesus of Prague

Investigative Briefs with Joe Nickell
November 07, 2016

The Infant Jesus of Prague is a small (18.5 inches tall) wax-covered wood statue of the child Jesus in a church in Prague, Czech Republic. Many of the faithful believe it to have magical powers.

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Culmination of the Conspiratorial

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 07, 2016

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Edge of the abyss. I am ready to jump. Happy Monday.

I, Paul Fidalgo, your Morning Heretic, am quoted in an Associated Press piece on how facts have been beaten to a bloody pulp lately. 

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Somehow Disintegrated

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 04, 2016

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Yesterday, the intrepid Justin Scott got Iowa governor Terry Branstad on camera, and asked him about outreach to nonreligious voters. His response was that they need to be "preached" to, and that parents need to get their kids into church. Yep. That's how he thinks we should get the "nones" involved in politics. We couldn't let this go, so we got Cody Hashman, our director of the Openly Secular campaign, to comment:

For a sitting governor to assert that church and religious belief are the way into political involvement is deeply disappointing. As an Iowan, I would hope our governor would look to connect with his secular constituents, not convert them. Don’t preach to us, governor. Reach out to us. 

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Cubs win, but what about the Universe?

Hollywood Reality Check with Jim Underdown
November 03, 2016

Coins land on edge, someone wins the lottery, asteroids kill off large swaths of life on our planet, a universe pops into existence. All of these things happen without defying the laws of physics. The Core Theory is intact. We’re ok.

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Squash Us All

The Morning Heresy with Paul the Morning Heretic
November 03, 2016

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I am told that a sports franchise based in Illinois has won a key victory that was a century in the making. Hemant Mehta, besides apparently being a partisan for this athletic faction, is also glad to see the possible end of talk about Cubs curses

Skeptical Inquirer's Ben Radford and CSI Fellow Seth Shostak are both guests on Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Radio. I haven't listened yet, but Ben says they talk about cow butts.

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Islam - No Mockery Allowed: A New Case

The Outer Limits with Stephen Law
November 03, 2016

Athlete Louis Smith has been disciplined by British Athletics for mocking Islam.

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