Skepchick Quickies 2.4
- Motivational speaker charged in sweat lodge deaths – “James Arthur Ray was arrested Wednesday on manslaughter charges after three people died following a northern Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he led last year.”
- Antievolution bill in Mississippi dies
- Â San Fransisco’s answer to Westboro Baptist Church – From Steve.
- Faith healing loses again in court – “Members of a controversial church in Oregon City, Oregon, whose followers eschew any medical treatment, were convictedÂ of criminally negligent homicide in the death of their teenage son.” From QA.
Those counter-protest signs are hilarious!
WBC has a habit of announcing protests and never showing up. UVa’s production of the Laramie Project got a HUGE turnout from a WBC counter-protest… And they never came. But we had signs and stickers and even candles!
The silly sign response to those WBC hate clowns was perfect. Really, I wish I could have participated in it. And will, next time they are within driving distance. I love the “God hates signs” sign, but really, they were all great.
Seriously, though, all four articles point to reason winning out over nonsense… almost seems like an April fool’s joke. Rational thinking FTW.
I was pretty much thinking the same thing!
isn’t public nudity (at least partial) legal in San Francisco? If so, I can think of a waaaaay better counter-protest.
re: faith healers
Apparently one cure the family attempted for “an undiagnosed congenital urinary blockage” was “laying on of hands.”
Dinner must have been awkward that night.
@mikerattlesnake: I have a livejournal friend who is way into being nude, and he lives in San Francisco. He takes lots of pictures. He is nude a looot. It is fascinating.
@DataJack: @marilove: It’s been a good week for skepticism!
Yah, a fine day for rational thinking, indeed.
My favourite is “I Have A Sign”. It’s the only which is unquestionably true. Maybe.
Lots of win here. I’m very happy about the conviction in Oregon. It may save lives down the road.
@Antievolutin Bill: It was selected against….
I was promised DONUTS! :-)
Truthfully, I’d like to see the anti-evolution bill passed, with the language the article used. “[S]cientifically sound arguments by protagonists and antagonists of the theory of evolution”
Provide some scientifically sound arguments by antagonists to the theory of evolution. Go for it. We’re all waiting.
You must log in to post a comment.