Tag: fundamentalism

Is Jack Chick In Hell?

Jack Chick is up in heaven now, with Isaac Asimov and Kurt Vonnegut.
This is easily the most animated he's been in months

Ben Carson: Bible Proves He’s Ready To Be President Of Noah’s Ark

GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben "The Sleepy Potato" Carson was pretty busy in Colorado Thursday. In addition to his brave "softball questions only" demand for future primary debates, he also delivered a version of his stump speech at Colorado Christian University,...
David Brooks Is Wrong

Literally Every Sentence David Brooks Says About Paris Shootings Is Wrong (VIDEO)

Sometimes David Brooks says things that are true or correct. However, this does not occur in the above clip from Meet the Press, a popular television fiasco. Not even once! Can we divide David Brooks' clump of TV words into...

John Oliver Looks At Uganda’s Insane Anti-Gay Laws, Meets Uganda’s Sanest Person (Video)

To celebrate Gay Pride Month, John Oliver recapped some of the steps forward toward marriage equality, and notes that at this rate, the only suspense remaining is in guessing "which state is going to be last. Who could it...

Big Creationist Fight Breaks Out At Christian College; Somebody’s Doing Heresy!

You guys all remember the Scopes Monkey Trial, in which Spencer Tracy and Frederic March duked it out over whether a schoolteacher in Dayton, Tennessee (a surprisingly young Dick York), should be fined for violating Tennessee's law against teaching...

Wingnut Columnist Matt Barber Decides Feminism Means ‘Please Rape Me.’

There's this useful phrase, "Not even wrong," used to indicate an argument that so completely and sloppily misses the point being discussed that it can't even be assessed as an argument -- for instance, a creationist who asks if...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Will Live In Infamy

After all those wonderful lies about the Great Depression, it will be nice to get back to something more like reality in our rightwing Christian textbooks for the Christian school/homeschooling market. And so, on with World War II --...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Expose FDR’s Socialist Agenda

Last week, we learned that the Great Depression was caused by government regulation of free enterprise, and that while it was a tad uncomfortable for some, there was no need for any government interference in the wonderful job that...

Sundays With The Christianists: U.S. History Textbooks That Save Homeschoolers From Socialist Lies About The Great Depression

You'd think that after a year and a half of reviewing rightwing Christianist textbooks we'd be incapable of being surprised, but wow: this week's look at how one of them covers the great Depression departs so sharply from what...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Homeschooled Flappers And Bootleggers

OK, this is the week we finally get to the flappers, you fappers. We've been spending a little extra time with our Christian textbooks' treatment of the 1920s, which turns out to be a fine decade for the authors...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks For Homeschooled Monkeyboys

Hey there, history fans -- time for another trippy trip back in time to the 1920s, that thrilling decade that brought us wacky fads like raccoon coats, bathtub gin, and Christian fundamentalism. This week, we'll take a look at...

Fun With Christianists: Things You Can Learn in a Christian ‘World History & Cultures’ Textbook (Part 3)

It's another exciting installment of our Sunday visits to Planet Earth as portrayed in Christianist textbooks! We're continuing to mine a 10th-grade text, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, 2nd Ed. (A Beka Book, 1997) for all the...

Fun With Christianists: Things You Can Learn in a Christian ‘World History & Cultures’ Textbook (Part 2)

Welcome back to our exciting Sunday series of visits to the apocalyptic fever-dream that is Christianist America, as revealed through what kids learn in Christian-oriented textbooks. This week, we continue to loot and pillage World History and Cultures In...

Fun With Christianists: Things You Can Learn in a Christian ‘World History & Cultures’ Textbook (Part 1)

You know the drill by now: Every Sunday, we visit Christianist America, where Jesus delivered the Constitution to George Washington but now Christians are somehow a persecuted minority. This week's travelogue comes courtesy of World History and Cultures...

Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part II)

(Click here for Part I) Welcome to Part II of our new series of visits to Christianist America, a parallel universe where the Universe is 8,000 years old, scientists conspire to destroy God, and the only way to save...

Things You Can Learn In A Christian High School Textbook, For Real (Part I)

As we all know by now, Louisiana is experimenting with freeing their children from the tyranny of the Government Schools, and will soon, maybe, start spending public school funds on vouchers for kids to attend any private school their...