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Christians mad that atheists marched in a Christmas Parade

A group of atheists marched in this year’s Christmas parade in Bryan/College Station, Texas. They called themselves the Brazos Valley Vuvuzela Atheist Marching Band, and they played “Jingle Bells” and wished onlookers “happy holidays”, “merry Christmas”, “happy Hannukah”, and “happy Kwanzaa”. Seems pretty harmless. In fact, it seems nice that they wanted to participate in a community event and do so in the spirit of the event.

Sadly, even this was controversial.

“Wasn’t exactly happy about the Christmas Parade this year, I spent many years teaching my children to love and respect other people and to love the fact that they were children of God and I don’t feel that they should be influenced in any other way especially not at a Christmas parade,” said Tina Corgey, who is a lifelong Bryan resident.

Corgey brings her three kids to the B/CS Christmas Parade every year.

She said she was disgusted by what she saw on Sunday.

“If you have younger children they weren’t going to understand but I have older children, a teenager, 8-year-old and they were curious and they asked questions and it was hard for them to believe and understand that there are actually people out there that don’t believe in God,” Corgey said.

Gosh lady, I’m sorry your kids were exposed to something they have trouble understanding. Perhaps that means you should do a better job educating them about their world. Meanwhile, atheists will probably continue to exist, and a lot of us are going to celebrate Christmas also.

Via Alternet.

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Dying woman forgets to mention God

Donald Douglas at American Power read Elizabeth Edwards’ statement on ending her cancer treatment and found it very interesting that she didn’t talk about God. When people who are dying neglect to give a shout-out to the man upstairs, it is nihilism.

Clearly Elizabeth Edwards wants to put her faith in something, be it hope or strength or anything. But not God. I wonder if it’s just bitterness, that’s she’s been forsaken by more than just her estranged husband — that’s she’s been forsaken by Him. And imagine if she’d have become First Lady. Americans generally expect outward expressions of faith in our presidents, Christian faith especially, and thus in our First Ladies as well. The Democratic base obviously doesn’t care, as we can see in the “wow factor” expressed by the author at the American Prospect. Being anti-religion is cool, so Edwards’ non-theological theology gets props from the neo-communists. Still, at her death bed and giving what most folks are calling a final goodbye, Elizabeth Edwards couldn’t find it somewhere down deep to ask for His blessings as she prepares for the hereafter? I guess that nihilism I’ve been discussing reaches up higher into the hard-left precincts than I thought.

Because when Poochie isn’t on screen, all the other characters should be asking, “Hey, where’s Poochie?”

Via Wonkette.

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The Great Disappointment

So yeah, the world will end (or at least start to end) on May 21, 2011. But in the unlikely event that Jesus does not in fact return on that day, the believers in this prophecy will find themselves in the historical company of the Millerites, who went through a succession of false predictions for the end of the world (Mar-21-1844, Apr-18-1844, Oct-22-1844) in what was called the Great Disappointment.

I waited all Tuesday [October 22] and dear Jesus did not come;– I waited all the forenoon of Wednesday, and was well in body as I ever was, but after 12 o’clock I began to feel faint, and before dark I needed someone to help me up to my chamber, as my natural strength was leaving me very fast, and I lay prostrate for 2 days without any pain– sick with disappointment.

In other news, I will be working the word ‘forenoon’ into my vocabulary.

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Man breaks dog out of pound, gets caught, goes to jail, dog gets euthanized

Edwin Fry had a dog named Buddy Tough whom Fry let wander around off-leash. Buddy got into all kinds of trouble and was taken to the city pound — twice. The second time, instead of paying the $100 fine, Fry drove his lawn mower over to the pound and used a pair of bolt-cutters to get his dog out. He was stopped as he was leaving and was arrested. Then he was put in jail, and stayed there for several days because no one wanted to post his bail. By the time he got out, Buddy Tough was euthanized.

“He’s flying now with the angels, and I know I’ll see him again,” Fry said.

Which is very sweet, but if Fry were strict with his faith in heaven, he wouldn’t be so sure. As Randy Alcorn explains on a Christian advice website:

Q. Our beloved dog recently died. Should I correct my kids when they say they can’t wait to play with Rocky again in heaven?

A. Humorist Will Rogers said, “If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” This statement was, of course, based on sentiment, not theology.

Alcorn goes on to advise that the parent not correct the kids because, hey, maybe God will surprise. Even though he doesn’t have to.

In other news, only a quarter of dog owners who don’t keep their dogs leashed clean up after them when they poop.

Via Obscure Store and The Daily Dish.

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What people are saying about religions

 What people are saying about religions

From Blame It on the Voices, via Buzz Feed.

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Prayer spoiler

 Prayer spoiler

From LOL God.

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Religion is like a penis

 Religion is like a penis

From 9Gag.

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Atheists write better

Dating site Ok Cupid dives into its data and comes back with all kinds of racial and religious correlations. Among the revelations are that white people like Tom Clancy, black people like Soul Food, and Latinos like Merengue.

Of course, I’m way more interested in the chart below, which confirms my preconceived notions about religious people:

 Atheists write better

I will be smug for the rest of the day.

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Spiritual safety tips

What Should You Do If You Find an Atheist In Your Neighborhood?.

 Spiritual safety tips

Via Buzz Feed

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Opponent of infant baptism’s son went Christian — not ironic

From a Fox News story about atheists “de-baptizing” themselves with hair dryers

Kagin believes parents are wrong to baptize their children before they are able to make their own choices, even slamming some religious education as “child abuse.” He said the blast of hot air was a way for adults to undo what their parents had done.

Ironically, Kagin’s own son became a fundamentalist Christian minister after having “a personal revelation in Jesus Christ.”

I suppose there’s some minor irony that a staunch Atheist would have a fundamentalist son. On the other hand, it’s completely predictable that someone who values religious choice for children would raise someone who makes a religious choice different than his dad’s.

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