News From Around The Blogosphere 2.17.11

Jenny McCarthy at E3 2006.

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1. Anti-vaxxers don’t just make sane people sick but themselves too – My old friend, Jenny McCarthy, is back in the news again. While holding a fund-raiser at the Playboy mansion for her kill the children campaign, they managed to get 170 attendees sick with a milder form of Legionnaires disease, caused by bacteria that live in warm water like hot tubs, air conditioners, and fog machines. Now according based on Jenny and Generation Rescue’s model of disease, we must conclude that they all must have gotten sick because of their terrible hygiene, lack of clean water, and lack of vitamin d.

2. The Rise and Fall of the Bible – The incredibly awesome cult-buster Rick Alan Ross tweeted a link to this fascinating article about new book that explains what many of us atheists have known for a long time, that most Christians don’t read the Bible and have no idea what it says. And despite not reading the Bible, Christian households keep buying more and more copies of it:

Beal notes that “the average Christian household owns nine Bibles and purchases at least one new Bible every year” — but actually reading them is another matter. Beal believes that’s because today’s Christians are seeking a certainty in their holy book that simply isn’t there, and shouldn’t be.

But it’s even worse than that. Most Christians don’t understand the history behind the Bible either or anything about how it was compiled.

This is why there are so few atheists — not enough people read the Bible. If they did, they’d be atheists. If you’re not currently following Rick Alan Ross on Twitter, I highly recommend it.

3. Bill O’Reilly’s scientific ignorance starts an internet meme


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2 Responses to News From Around The Blogosphere 2.17.11

  1. Mule Breath says:

    Item #2

    Do not forget the Rick A. Ross blog, for those non-tweeters.

  2. teddi says:

    Ah, the book of fairy tales. People are just scared to NOT believe, they will burn in hell when the world comes to an end. How many false prophets have there been since the beginning of man? Thousands. Was raised Lutheran, forced down my and my siblings’ throats by a horrible, mean and corrupt minister. Never went back. Our religion is looking at our beautiful world, guess you could classify us as universalists if you had to classify, but why do we have to put people into certain groups and label them? Organized religion is just a “feel good” thing, we are better off helping a neighbor who may be in a tough spot than spending hours and dollars in a building with a group of hypocrites (and that percentage is probably way up there). As far as reading the bible, every single preacher and parishoner take everything out of context and use it to their advantage, whatever that may be.

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