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GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher On A Mission From God-Starve The Poor While Personally Pocketing Millions In Farm Subsidies
CNN asks whether maybe God stole Flight 370
Billy Graham’s Daughter Says Missing Malaysian Plane Could Offer a Glimpse of What the Rapture Will Look Like
Wyoming Republican’s Book Claims Gay People ‘Purposely Infected Women’ To Start AIDS Apocalypse
Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’
‘League of the South’ official: Teaching evolution is ‘an act of disloyalty to America’
Staten Island man accused in ‘spiritual cleansing’ of naked teen ‘disrespected the religion,’ Santeria priest says (with photos)
Republican House Candidate Who Said Autism Was the Result of God’s Anger Over Gay Marriage Just Won Her Primary
Jennifer Louise Lopez Asks Anti-Gay Harlem Church To Stone Her
Police release 911 call after wife stabs husband, claims he was “worshipping the NASCAR race”
Rep. Fincher lives at the intersection of Libertarian bullshit and religious bullshit. (Usually, disregard for religion is one of Libertarians’ few good points.) I wonder if he’s also against fire departments (in which the government steals your money and uses it to put out other people’s fires).
Holy shit – was that really an entire episode without a single Islam story? Has the rest of the world finally caught up to the Middle East’s quota of bat shit crazy? I think I’m having call to prayer withdrawals.
We had this one in the notes: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/indonesia/140310/saudi-arabia-indonesian-maids-are-death-row-sorc
But we decided not to talk about it because we covered something very similar in the past. Admittedly it was a banner week.
Despite, and maybe because of, not having any guests, I thought this was one of your best episodes.
I know it’s a little late, but I’m still trying to catch up. I listened to this episode last night and I was laughing like a psychotic monkey (my wife’s description.) I grew up in a weirdly religious household. My mother was a dovout Catholic who ocasionally dabbled in Santeria. As a kid in Mexico, we were so poor that homemade Santeria was the closest we came to medicine. More than once, I had fevers “cured” with an egg and a handfull of herbs. It didn’t do much, except give us a feeling that something was being done.
Anyway, as we grew older, I remember meeting more “profesional” practitioners who felt that sacrifices were necessary for the magic to work. I just couldn’t believe that spilling blood could, in any way, have a positive effect in my life, so I insisted on using a live dove/pigeon that could be released at the end of the ritual. Obviously, I’m past that now, but it is funny to think back to what I used to accept, even if I never really believed.
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