Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ugliest Churches in the World

Fans of baroque church design are sometimes accused of snobbery. Yet after readers peruse this kaleidoscope of ugly houses of worship, you will likely have a little more sympathy for the stodgy.

Not only are these artistic innovations ugly, but also bizarre, weird, dumb, and gross. These holy train wrecks come to you from Monroe, Ohio to Uvari, India. Gaze upon these Catholic chapels and cathedrals, nondenominational megachurches, Baptist buildings, and even one mosque for good measure.

There is something to be said of the effect truly bad architecture has on a worshiper, but that's for another time. For now, prepare to laugh, cry, and simply be in awe that such eyesores actually exist.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

For God So Loved Some Places More Than Others

Then he had this news encoded in a suspiciously complied book so confusing and vague that it’s been interpreted thousands of different ways giving rise to countless incompatible factions all claiming equal authority and truth, willing to murder whoever disagrees.

Kind of a bumbling approach for someone with supposedly unlimited power and knowledge.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Madon­nas of Sci­ence

Best known locally for his rock posters, Chris Shaw presents a series of vividly colored Madonnas, each based on Madonnas by such 15th century artists as Bellini, Botticelli, and Ambrogio de Predis. For Shaw, the Madonna is just another propaganda icon, a vessel to be filled up with whatever one is trying to sell.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dark Dungeons: The Movie

The famous 1984 anti-Dungeons and Dragons comic, Dark Dungeons, is now coming to video! We'll show just how evil RPG's can be!
Our mission is to combine our powers to develop, produce, and distribute Dark Dungeons: The Movie!

If you're not familiar with Dark Dungeons you can read it in its entirety here:


Friday, June 14, 2013

The Liberals' War on Science

We are well aware of the Republican war on science from the eponymous 2006 book (Basic Books) by Chris Mooney, and I have castigated conservatives myself in my 2006 book Why Darwin Matters (Henry Holt) for their erroneous belief that the theory of evolution leads to a breakdown of morality. A 2012 Gallup poll found that "58 percent of Republicans believe that God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years," compared with 41 percent of Democrats. A 2011 survey by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 81 percent of Democrats but only 49 percent of Republicans believe that Earth is getting warmer. Many conservatives seem to grant early-stage embryos a moral standing that is higher than that of adults suffering from debilitating diseases potentially curable through stem cells. And most recently, Missouri Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin gaffed on the ability of women's bodies to avoid pregnancy in the event of a "legitimate rape." It gets worse.

The left's war on science begins with the stats cited above: 41 percent of Democrats are young Earth creationists, and 19 percent doubt that Earth is getting warmer. These numbers do not exactly bolster the common belief that liberals are the people of the science book.