Imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs issued another end of the world prediction this year. From the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog:
“December is a pretty big month for Warren. He routinely has some kind of end-of-the-world judgment type thing going on,” said Sam Brower, a private investigator whose research into Jeffs and the FLDS was detailed in the book Prophet’s Prey. “It’s his way of keeping his people stirred up and paranoid and scared, and that fear is how he maintains control of them.”
Over at Man Boobz, David Futrelle takes a look at the site Register-Her.com. He’s absolutely right that the site is creepy as hell. It seems that it’s owner is trying to make it into a kind of sex offender registry for women he doesn’t like. With one main difference: sex offender registries include people convicted in a court of law.
The September/October 2012 issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine features an interview with Amy Davis Roth aka “Surly Amy” of Skepchick and Surlyramics fame:
I now work as an artist full time. I design jewelry that advocates education and science and that celebrates the brave, emerging society of freethinkers that I find myself a part of. It’s nice to be able to carry around a small piece of art that represents skepticism and the rational ideals that are helping to make this world a better place. I try to give back as much as I can to the community that has given me wisdom and so much inspiration, so I use my art to fundraise for many secular organizations and various grant programs.
David Silverman from American Atheists was on Sean Hannity last night. A couple quick observations:
At the beginning of the segment, a reporter asks random people on the street at Times Square about their thoughts on the billboard. Some (probably Christians) make a valid point about the billboard: Isn’t Santa a “myth”?
Hannity seems to be surprised that a donor paid for the billboard. Er, aren’t most non-profits donor funded?
Why does Hannity repeat the line “you believe that nothing came out of nothing” as if this some outlandish concept…perhaps he means “something out of nothing”?