Ham’s Sham
June 17, 2019 ·

How can you honestly expect the atheist community to get behind your project when the building and structure of your ark is so vastly different from Noah’s ark? Noah could follow simple instructions. Why wouldn’t you heed God’s word?

What you did is like doing Civil War reenactments with assault rifles and Kevlar jackets. Or depicting Galileo looking at the moons of Jupiter with a 14” Celestron telescope. The Ark Encounter is so inaccurate we simply can’t take it seriously.

I May Still Be a Little Sad
June 17, 2019 ·

Endorsing a constitutional amendment banning flag-burning (what year is it???), Trump showcases his astounding inability to recognize or process irony by declaring said amendment “a no brainer.” Law professor Jay Wexler has a big piece at Vox in which he lists things he wishes more people understood about atheists. For example, the whole thing with …

Soulless Creatures
June 14, 2019 ·

The state of New York has ended religious exemptions to vaccine requirements. About damn time. Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura at the New York Times reports on how Waldorf schools in New York are serving as host bodies for anti-vaxxer propaganda to thrive and spread. Get ready to lose whatever hope the previous news item gave you: …

Ongoing Problems
June 12, 2019 ·

According to Pew Research, 79 percent of Americans say the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is “ongoing,” because it obviously is. Even 69 percent of Catholics understand this. Unexpectedly, Pope Francis has only a 55 percent approval rating among U.S. Catholics. The bishops of said ongoing problem are meeting in Baltimore, and Jack …

I Don’t Know Where to Begin With This Nonsense
June 11, 2019 ·

CBSNews.com covers CFI’s case against Walmart for their sale and marketing of fake medicine—homeopathy—to consumers. It also mentions our CVS case, and they are singing a weirdly defiant tune: CVS has dismissed the civil complaint against it as having “no merit,” adding that it offers some homeopathic remedies in compliance with the FDA and the …

An Odd Stage of Development
June 10, 2019 ·

Please allow me to gloat as Portland, the one in Maine, which I’ll call Portland Prime,  ranks number 2 on the Barna Group’s “Most Post-Christian Cities in America”: To qualify as “post-Christian,” individuals must meet nine or more of our 16 criteria (listed below), which identify a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice. These …

The ‘FBI Bigfoot Investigation’: Where’s the Beef?
June 7, 2019 ·

Breathless headlines earlier this week referred to the “FBI Investigating Bigfoot,” a clickbaity phrase if ever social media saw one, along with the promise that newly-declassified FBI files shed light on the mystery. As intriguing and sensational as it sounds, it turns out to be much ado about nothing. I’ll summarize the story, but there’s …

Fifteen Hairs
June 7, 2019 ·

Our own Nick Little talks about our lawsuit against Walmart over homeopathy with…the Daily Mail? Yes indeed: ‘If your child is suffering from a soar throat or pink eye and all you want is to grab something and get home and make them feel better,’ Little told DailyMail.com. ‘You get to the aisle with a …

Little Blobs in the Distance
June 6, 2019 ·

This will make Barry Karr happy: It’s a big day for Bigfoot, UFOs, and Nessie in The Morning Heresy! As folks seem to be under the impression that alien visitation claims are now more legit than they were a couple of weeks ago, Billie Brownstein Nauer at Vice News Tonight introduces us to Commander David …

Are 1 in 4 Americans Going Into Debt Buying Food?
June 5, 2019 ·

It’s a scary, dismaying headline that made the social media rounds over the past few weeks: “Nearly 25% of Americans are going into debt trying to pay for necessities like food.”   The piece, which appeared on CNBC, began with the following: “American have an average of $6,506 in credit card debt, according to a …