Godbags

A charlatan shouting into a hat

By · Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 · 7 Comments »

I haven’t read P.Z. in a long time, but this is wonderful: The premise of the article is that the Book of Mormon is written as a literary homage to Bunyan — now I’m no fan of that pious nonsense Bunyan wrote, but that is perhaps the most slanderous thing I’ve seen written about him. […]

I Believe

By · Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments »

I know: instead of listening to Ann Romney speechify about Mittens (is she going to mention that she’s counting on him to pull her through the heavenly veil to the afterlife so she can live with him on his planet and make lots of godchildren, since without her husband’s help a woman can’t have an […]

Black man to become head of second-largest misogynist godbag group in America

By · Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 · 24 Comments »

I’m posting this just because it’s a handy example of how racial equality and gender equality are can be disconnected. The Southern Baptist Convention (which is the second largest religious body in the U.S., after the Catholic Church) is poised to elect its first black president. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is probably a nice […]

Mormon underwear revisited

By · Sunday, May 20th, 2012 · 8 Comments »

Today’s New York Times has a squishy piece from Jodi Kantor about Mitt Romney’s Mormonism: Romney’s Faith, Silent but Deep. Doesn’t that sound like a James Cameron movie? The article is full of hilarious shit like this: He and others say that wholesomeness is deeply authentic to Mr. Romney, whose spiritual life revolves around personal […]

The normalcy of misogyny

By · Thursday, April 14th, 2011 · 62 Comments »

No big post here, just an observation. I was looking at Google News (hate the new design, by the way) and noticed an article in Time magazine about Mars Hill Church: Is Hell Dead? One of the batshit pastors at Mars Hill has written a batshit book, and Time is covering it. Mars Hill is […]

Does anybody really believe that Obama prays?

By · Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 · 59 Comments »

While we wait to see what new flavor of hell is going to emerge in Egypt, here’s a minor amusement: Obama’s speech before the National Prayer Breakfast. As USA Today reports: Social justice, humility and “to walk closer with God” are President Obama’s daily prayers, he told the National Prayer Breakfast this morning. In a […]

It’s that special time of year, when we celebrate the birth of the Cosmic Jewish Zombie

By · Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 · 84 Comments »

I was skimming around the blogs and news sites this evening while waiting to hear if Martha Coakley won in Massauchussets, when this post from Riverdaughter made me snort-laugh. She quoted the following Urban Dictionary definition of Christianity: The belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever […]

Jimmy Carter should join the Church of Trope

By · Sunday, July 19th, 2009 · 97 Comments »

Jimmy Carter was in the news this past week because of an editorial he wrote for the Observer about how godbaggism is used to oppress women. Carter is a lifelong godbag himself, but he left the Baptist Church some time ago when he realized that the dudes running the Southern Baptist Convention weren’t going to […]

The life of a brave man

By · Sunday, May 31st, 2009 · 86 Comments »

UPDATE: Word is leaking out that the suspect apprehended for the murder of Dr. Tiller is a 51-year-old man named Scott Roeder. A dude matching that name and description has a history of right-wingnuttery, including ties to Operation Rescue. I followed the breadcrumb trail from Democratic Underground and found Scott Roeder’s post on the Operation […]

Kim Gandy defends patriarchy, rejects efforts to combat violence against women

By · Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 · 55 Comments »

I know I put a provocative title on this post, but I call ‘em like I see ‘em. In her Below The Belt column of February 20, Kim Gandy spends half a sentence mourning the fate of Aasiya Hassan, and then three paragraphs explaining that the husband’s crime had nothing whatsoever to do with his […]