Some things that prayer doesn’t accomplish

It doesn’t cool down hot fajita trays.

It doesn’t change the minds of judges.

(The gentleman described apparently burned his face when he tried to say a blessing before tackling a fajita. He sued, but the judge considered it to be “an obvious danger”.)

Judge tosses out Applebee’s face-burning fajitas lawsuit

Love thy neighbor

We could be AIDS-free by Christmas if we got busy and killed the homos

Faithful Word Baptist Church Pastor Steven Anderson of Tempe, Arizona is no stranger to spewing awful things in the name of the Lord. In 2009, Anderson made a media splash when he delivered a sermon during which he prayed for President Obama’s death. Just this past March, he went on a tirade over women who so much as dared utter an amen in church, telling his lady-congregants that their place was subserviently in the home. He has also had some choice words for Jewish people, declaring that “Christ-rejecting jews are children of the devil”.

So helping with Ebola is Christian narcissism?

When Dr. Kent Brantly, a missionary caring for Ebola patients in Liberia, became the first known American Ebola patient, Ann Coulter called him “idiotic” and chastised him for the “Christian narcissism” of deigning to help people in “disease-ridden cesspools” rather than, say, turning “one single Hollywood power-broker to Christ,” which would apparently “have done more good for the entire world than anything he could accomplish in a century spent in Liberia.”

Charles Blow, The Ebola Hysteria, New York Times, Oct 29, 2014

Bacon defines Christianity?

It seems that the fact that bacon is sold in US stores proves that the US is a Christian nation. (How this works for the Chinese, who eat more pork than Americans, is not explained. In any case, the author goes on to cite Leviticus to justify the argument that homosexuality is a sin in Christianity. (Leviticus is also where the prohibition of pork is found. In any case, it’s most likely that  Jesus kept kosher. It was one of the disciples who abandoned the kosher laws. See Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan.)

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