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  How to start a cult

Rather, how to get a bunch of people to act stupidly.

YouTube - Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

There's no God in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance. At least, there wasn't any God reference prior to 1954. To illustrate, here is Porky Pig:

YouTube - No "under God" in Porkys Pledge of Allegiance

  Jesus as a Protohuman?

Maybe, but the more likely conclusion is that the Shroud of Turin is a fake. But we've known that for years now, right?

Although suspiciously tall, the total height and weight of the shroud figure are not abnormal. The dimensions of the head are. It has long been noted that the body is overly long relative to the head. Joe Nickell pointed this out in his 1998 Inquest into the shroud of Turin. The disparity is readily visible once one is aware of the incongruity. It has been less noted, however, that this is primarily because the head is too small in height as well as width--the cranium being quite narrow relative to its height--both in absolute terms, and even more so relative to the body.


That the shroud head is too small is visually obvious when it is compared to normally proportioned humans on the same scale. The dimensions of the small and narrow head of the shroud are about nine-tenths the male norm. This may not sound like much, but because of the square-cube law modest differences in dimensions result in big changes in volume, so the capacity of the cranium was at least 30 percent below expectations.

Secular Web Kiosk and Bookstore :: The Shroud of Turin: The Great Gothic Art Fraud -- Because If It's Real the Brain of Jesus Was the Size of a Protohuman's!

  Restore Joss Whedon

Yeah! Who the hell cares about Stephen Baldwin?

YouTube - Ignore Stephen Baldwin - Restore Joss Whedon

  Curb Stomp for Jesus!

Never has a biblical prophet been so insecure about his baldness. Never has one unleased such bad-ass retribution.

YouTube - If Religions Were Real - "She Bears"

  Larry David on Religion

Agreed. Keep it to yourself, lest someone think you're crazy.

YouTube - larry david on religion

  Jim Jefferies On Religion

What? Jesus wasn't a tall white guy with western features? Good day sir! I said good day!

YouTube - Jim Jefferies On Religion Horrible Blasphemy Panda

  Money for God

Remember when Jack Chick described Buddhists as rich assholes? Turns out they're most evenly distributed group by wealth. Yeah, well Chick's an asshole.

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It's no secret that the distribution of wealth is inequitable in the United States across racial, regional, and socio-economic groups. But there is a distinct variance among and within America's faiths as well. This transparency takes a look at the income levels of America's major religious groups, as compared to the average U.S. income distribution.

Transparency: America's Wealthiest Religions - Transparency - GOOD

Who knew Hitler was such a humanitarian? And a humanist?

YouTube - Hitler finds out christians are sending solar powered bibles to Haiti

  Set Yourself Free

Makes the comparison between God and an abusive boyfriend.

YouTube - Set Yourself Free

  Teach the Controversy

Philosopher A.C. Grayling explains that teaching alternate theories of evolution are stupid counterproductive.

YouTube - RDF TV - "Teach the Controversy" - A.C. Grayling

Just in time for the holiday season, this tidbit from The Onion.

"I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass."


"Everything is here already," the pictograph continues. "We do not need more stars."


Historians believe that, immediately following the biblical event, Sumerian witnesses returned to the city of Eridu, a bustling metropolis built 1,500 years before God called for the appearance of dry land, to discuss the new development. According to records, Sumerian farmers, priests, and civic administrators were not only befuddled, but also took issue with the face of God moving across the water, saying that He scared away those who were traveling to Mesopotamia to participate in their vast and intricate trade system.

Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

  Texas Bans All Marriage


Or rather, one observation. Still the trick isn't the arguments or facts; it's just getting them to listen.

YouTube - Richard Dawkins: One Fact to Refute Creationism

Not too surprising. I can reproduce stigmata on my hands with just a rusty thumbtack.

A professor of organic chemistry at the University of Pavia, Garlaschelli made available to Reuters the paper he will deliver and the accompanying comparative photographs.

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They placed a linen sheet flat over a volunteer and then rubbed it with a pigment containing traces of acid. A mask was used for the face.

The pigment was then artificially aged by heating the cloth in an oven and washing it, a process which removed it from the surface but left a fuzzy, half-tone image similar to that on the Shroud. He believes the pigment on the original Shroud faded naturally over the centuries.

Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin - Yahoo! News


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