“No higher than the epiglottis . . . “

Denmark is banning halal and kosher slaughter of animals, because such killing requires that the animal be conscious when killed. “Hooray! ‘It’ almost didn’t suffer!” They want them to feel it, I guess. And because some folks in Denmark thinks it’s unnecessarily cruel (cough, giraffe, cough cough, zoothanasia, cough), others folks are referring... Read More

Par for the course (all the king’s horses)

The lovely people at Slacktivist ran a commentary on this photo (that probably doesn’t require a commentary, but why not?) where I believe the wonderful Mr. Fred Clark gives too much credit to Billy Graham. . . . and all the king’s men… Accusing Franklin of using his father as a political prop (no accusation necessary, it’s true), Clark suggests Billy is... Read More

Parking in the Rear (Demon-Style)

In a recent article by the non-award winning magazine Charisma, writer Cedric Harmon asks the question we’ve all asked ourselves at one point or another: Can You Be Raped By the Devil? The article follows ex-stripper Contessa Adams’s book Consequences where she talks about how, in her sleep, she used to get it on with demons–at least before she ‘found’... Read More

I was a Teenage Exorcist (in the ‘Valli’ of good and evil)

Bob Larson. The name alone is enough to strike fear in men, women, children, donkeys, demons and even the gods. (Lowercase ‘g’, B.) Bob Larson. The man who claims to have exorcised death. (I couldn’t even get him to walk on a treadmill . . . ahhh.) Bob Larson. He named a book after himself. (I kind of respect that move.) Bob Larson. He has quite fertile seed. (I... Read More

The Non-Existence of Evil, Free Thinking, and Kant’s Love Child

I’ve found that one of the more interesting theological claims made by historical Christianity is in relation to the so-called problem of evil. Traditionally speaking, evil is not a significant problem in classical Christian thought because evil does not exist. In short, as I am sure you are well aware, the claim is that evil is not substantive–it is not material. Evil... Read More

Dracula, Dexter, and Dostoyevsky (Five Questions with W. Scott Poole)

W. Scott Poole, PhD, is Associate Professor of History at the College of Charleston and likes to spend his time researching our fascination with things that go bump (or ‘bomp bah bomp bah bomp’) in the night. Unlike most academicians, Scott’s the kind of guy you actually want to hang out with outside of class. This may or may not have something to do with his awesome... Read More

Suing the Devil (Now that’s not very Christian)

In what appears to either be a parody of Christian film-making, or just another incredibly bad attempt to demonize evolutionary biologists, atheists, and people who wear sunglasses at night (I’ve never trusted those kids either), Suing the Devil claims to be an “epic, spiritual battle” involving a “thrilling faith-based” legal scenario where a janitor... Read More

“The Devil Wears Nada” Reviewed By A Christian Humanist and A Christian Anarchist (something here is not right)

Click here to read a review of The Devil Wears Nada by The Christian Humanist. And/or . . . click here to read a review of The Devil Wears Nada by Jesus Radicals. Both are solid reviews, and I say that not because they are relatively positive (with stellar criticisms) but because they actually read the book. I know. Incredible, right? But you can’t always count on reviewers... Read More

Satan says, “Aww, hell naw!” to church potluck.

In Monroe, GA, dozens of churchgoers of Solid Rock Ministries fell sick after a potluck dinner. (Please, make sure you click on the link and watch the video–mere words fail to do justice.) One participant said that people were “dropping like flies.” It was so bad that 24 church members were treated at the hospital, with 7 of them being admitted. The hospital has... Read More

Demon Test (I wish I could make this stuff up)

Bob Larson, self-proclaimed prophet and exorcist (who just happens to be the subject of one of my chapters in The Devil Wears Nada), has made it easy for you to discover whether or not you have a demon (as, apparently, it is not self-evident . . . yep, that could be rabies you’re dealing with). In less than thirty minutes you can know whether or not Lucifer, or one of his... Read More