Things they’d have difficulty believing in Salt Lake City XI

14 04 2008

The week in fundie . . .

  1. A Turkish barber in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. (Today’s Zaman)
  2. If you attack Ben Stein over his role in Expelled, it must be because he’s Jewish. (Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion)
  3. A Pentecostal bishop in the UK, who headed an organisation known as the “Christian Congress for Traditional Values” and who describes gays as “filthy perverts” and Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists as “foul heathens,” has resigned after admitting to an extra-marital affair. (Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion)
  4. Catch the Fire Ministries is still shilling for the Liberal Party (and is not above Aborigine-bashing as well).
  5. Catholitopia: update on the construction of Ave Maria, Florida. (Telegraph)
  6. From one fundie utopia to another: the raid on the west Texas ranch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, sparked by a phone call for help by a 16-year old girl who had been beaten and raped by her 50-year old husband. (via Pharyngula)



6 responses

15 04 2008

5. Catholitopia
Just goes to show, just because you are a clever businesperson and are worth billions you can still be a deluded twit!

15 04 2008
Barliman Butterbur

More on Ben Stein: Here’s Scientific American’s go-round with “Expelled:” [www_sciam_com]


19 04 2008
Barliman Butterbur

And yet more on Ben Stein’s “Expelled:”


19 04 2008
Barliman Butterbur

“Expelled” runs afoul of NBC:

The film “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” gives the impression that “Big Science” is suppressing “smart new ideas” in America’s classrooms – that is, ideas claiming that features of the natural world are so complex they had to be the work of an intelligent designer. The movie also reportedly follows up on efforts to blame evolutionary theory for much of what has ailed the world since Darwin, including Hitler and the Holocaust.
I haven’t seen “Expelled” yet, so it’s hard for me to judge how wacky the movie really is, but plenty of other folks are already weighing in. Here are a few Web links:,1,6127461.story


19 04 2008
Barliman Butterbur

Woops! I accidentally entered two identical posts (damn this setup; it ain’t like TTF)! Please delete the second one and this one after you do it.



20 04 2008

Barley: WordPress’s spam filter Akismet doesn’t like multiple links in comments, and it placed yours in the moderation queue. Just letting you know for future reference.

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