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Scripture Says…What? for the Week of December 11th

by Mike Gillis

This week’s look at the funny, the scary and just plain weird passages in humanity’s holy texts comes from listener Paul from Brisbane, Australia. We return the Holy Qu’ran of Islam, which reiterates its horrific depiction of human rights and family values. Qur’an 23:1-6 (Yusuf Ali translation – 1938): The Believers must (eventually) win through—those […]

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The Last Thing I Will Ever Write About Harold Camping

by Mike Gillis

I really wish I could quit you, Harold Camping. Really. You used to be funny and we’d giggle at your laughable prophecies every week on the show. Now, I just wish that you’d just curl up and die.  I’d have thought that we’d have heard the last of this senile, half-dead zealot when he announced […]

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World Fails to End Again. Also, Bears Shit in the Woods.

by Mike Gillis

Well, I just looked out of the window a moment ago and saw that the universe was still there. Harold Camping, the doddering old batshit Christian broadcaster with a potential AM radio audience of millions has failed for the third time to predict the apocalypse. I’m not really sure what I can write about this […]

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The Backpedaling is Here: No, Really, It Happened!

by Sam Mulvey

Gawker has the beginning of the expected backpedaling.   And the backpedaling is… depressingly unsurprising. As we, most religious people on Earth, and everyone outside of a little multi-million dollar media conglomerate/winnebago borne cult expected, the moment the world was advertised to end came and went with the usual mediocrity. A couple hours later, we […]

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