April 22, 2020

On Saturday, more than 100,000 people attended a funeral for a senior leader of the Islamist party, defying the country’s lockdown order prohibiting more than five people attending prayers at one time.

As many countries around the world struggle to contain the COVID-19...

April 21, 2020

On Wednesday last week, police in Massachusetts arrested a 36-year-old man for planting a homemade explosive at the entrance of a Jewish assisted-living facility in early April.

On April 2nd, John Michael Rathbun of East Longmeadow allegedly planted a five-gallon plasti...

April 16, 2020

Over the last few years, I have written a few times about various studies and publications covering the growth of atheism in the United States.

In 2017, I wrote about a study that concluded that up to a quarter of the U.S. population may be atheist, much higher than pre...

April 14, 2020

A 21-year-old Christian man in Arkansas was arrested earlier this month after he destroyed three Buddha statues at a temple.

Shawn Michael Israel was arrested on April 5th when police responded a theft in progress at Wat Lao Santitham in Fort Smith.

Police discovere...

April 9, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread worldwide, religious maniacs continue to make the situation worse.

On Tuesday, the governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, issued an executive order limiting churches and funerals to ten people or less. She cited the fact that 25 pe...

April 7, 2020

In depressing news at a depressing time, Australia's High Court has overturned the sexual abuse conviction of Cardinal George Pell.

In 2018, a magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to take Pell to trial for the abuse of two choirboys in the 1990's. In Dece...

April 3, 2020

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas in Israel have become COVID-19 hot-spots as residents ignore stay-at-home orders and bans on gatherings.

For the last several days, Israeli police have been cracking down on these areas. Police have carried out raids on synagogues and helicop...

April 2, 2020

Shortly after the Museum of the Bible opened in Washington DC in 2017, I wrote about how likely it was that the Dead Sea scroll fragments in the museum were forgeries. This was particularly amusing to me since the Green family spent $500 million on the new museum, and...

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