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Harvard Law Professor: Atheists “Can’t Be Trusted” to Hold Public Office

I’m not a Harvard law student, much less a Harvard law professor, but Adrian Vermeule is. Which is why it’s all the more disturbing that he seems to believe atheists are incapable of holding public office.

Responding to a Washington Post article about how white evangelicals falsely fear that atheists would strip away their rights given the chance, one person chimed in by saying several states have laws on the books saying atheists can’t hold public office or serve on juries. That’s absolutely true even if all those laws are unenforceable.

The point is that when Christians are in power, they actually have limited atheists’ rights. There’s no analog the other way around.

In response to that point, Vermeule chimed in by saying those states were right to ban atheists from serving in office because atheists “can’t be trusted to keep an oath.”


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↑ Irrational prohibitions maintain the flock in awe. (See the post about Muslims fearing that foreign breast milk will somehow mess up genealogy. Pesky bodily fluids!)



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Allegedly from a church's Instagram:

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Censored for dotage forbidden repetition:
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OK, my bad; an old joke, then?

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↑ You nasty little historian, you. :mrgreen:





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Evolutionists Flock To Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain

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DAYTON, TN—A steady stream of devoted evolutionists continued to gather in this small Tennessee town today to witness what many believe is an image of Charles Darwin—author of The Origin Of Species and founder of the modern evolutionary movement—made manifest on a concrete wall in downtown Dayton.

"I brought my baby to touch the wall, so that the power of Darwin can purify her genetic makeup of undesirable inherited traits," said Darlene Freiberg, one among a growing crowd assembled here to see the mysterious stain, which appeared last Monday on one side of the Rhea County Courthouse. The building was also the location of the famed "Scopes Monkey Trial" and is widely considered one of Darwinism's holiest sites. "Forgive me, O Charles, for ever doubting your Divine Evolution. After seeing this miracle of limestone pigmentation with my own eyes, my faith in empirical reasoning will never again be tested."

Added Freiberg, "Behold the power and glory of the scientific method!"

Since witnesses first reported the unexplained marking—which appears to resemble a 19th-century male figure with a high forehead and large beard—this normally quiet town has become a hotbed of biological zealotry. Thousands of pilgrims from as far away as Berkeley's paleoanthropology department have flocked to the site to lay wreaths of flowers, light devotional candles, read aloud from Darwin's works, and otherwise pay homage to the mysterious blue-green stain.
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Thank Sky Daddy it's an Onion piece and not a True Thang(tm).
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Yeah, well, Phil Plait actually got Lenin.
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Jailed Pennsylvania ex-pastor arrested in alleged murder-for-hire plot

A former youth pastor has been accused by prosecutors of hatching a murder for hire plot at a Pennsylvania prison where he is serving time for raping and impregnating a teenage girl.

Chester County prosecutors charged Jacob Malone, 37, with solicitation to commit murder on Tuesday, according to reports.

He was accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Calvary Fellowship Pastor Harold Lee Wiggins and Judge Jacqueline Cody, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported.

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"If you need ordinary people to do horrific things, just add Jesus."
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:29 pm He’s only in trouble because he wants to be an Episcopal bishop.
Unlike a made guy he could just quit and get a honest job. End of trouble.
Of course. But a "honest job"? Sounds like a lot of work. Better to open a competing god-shop. (Ultimately it's the IRS which decides what is or isn't a legit religion, right?)





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Exclusive: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries

Months of testing confirm earlier suspicions that the fragments were made in modern times. What happens next?

Washington, D.C.On the fourth floor of the Museum of the Bible, a sweeping permanent exhibit tells the story of how the ancient scripture became the world’s most popular book. A warmly lit sanctum at the exhibit’s heart reveals some of the museum’s most prized possessions: fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient texts that include the oldest known surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible.

But now, the Washington, D.C. museum has confirmed a bitter truth about the fragments’ authenticity. On Friday, independent researchers funded by the Museum of the Bible announced that all 16 of the museum’s Dead Sea Scroll fragments are modern forgeries that duped outside collectors, the museum’s founder, and some of the world’s leading biblical scholars. Officials unveiled the findings at an academic conference hosted by the museum.

“The Museum of the Bible is trying to be as transparent as possible,” says CEO Harry Hargrave. “We’re victims—we’re victims of misrepresentation, we’re victims of fraud.”

In a report spanning more than 200 pages, a team of researchers led by art fraud investigator Colette Loll found that while the pieces are probably made of ancient leather, they were inked in modern times and modified to resemble real Dead Sea Scrolls. “These fragments were manipulated with the intent to deceive,” Loll says.

The new findings don’t cast doubt on the 100,000 real Dead Sea Scroll fragments, most of which lie in the Shrine of the Book, part of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. However, the report’s findings raise grave questions about the “post-2002” Dead Sea Scroll fragments, a group of some 70 snippets of biblical text that entered the antiquities market in the 2000s. Even before the new report, some scholars believed that most to all of the post-2002 fragments were modern fakes.
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They are victims of Teh Dumbth.

How ironic. :)
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What a fucking moron: All things are Sky Daddy's will. :)
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