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Skeptic's Annotated Bible Fri, Oct 21, 2005
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible contains highlighted passages that are an embarrassment to the Bible-believer, parts of the Bible that are never read in any Church, Bible study group, or Sunday School class. #technology

Ship of Fools Fri, Oct 21, 2005
Ship of Fools, originally dubbed "the magazine of Christian unrest", is a site for people who prefer disorganized religion to the organized kind. #technology

Rapture Index Fri, Oct 21, 2005
The Rapture Index is like a Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity.  I'm not sure if this is serious or not. #technology

Google spots Jesus Fri, Oct 21, 2005
Google Maps found something that looks like the face of Jesus in a Peruvian sand dune. (link) (map) #technology

Stupidities (1) Fri, Oct 21, 2005
I've drinked ("I've drunk" never sounds right).  I've smoked.  I came out ok.  Or are I?  Why do these activities produce such unimaginable stupidity in some people?

There's this article that shows a pregnant woman smoking a cigarette.  The caption says, "Mellisa Williamson, 35. a Bullitt Avenue resident, worries about the effect on her unborn child from the sound of jackhammers."  Just to clear up any confusion:  this is called irony.  The pregnant woman is worrying about the effect of jackhammers on her unborn child while ignoring the health concerns of smoking while pregnant.  Just in case that wasn't obvious. 

I was at a barbecue one time where a girl was lighting up a cigarette with a match.  Another girl who was also a smoker saw her lighting up and said, "It's not good to inhale while you're lighting a cigarette with a match.  It's not as bad when you're using a butane lighter."  When I heard this, I almost blew up from the anger inside of me.  To think that there are people in the world that are dumb enough to not only believe these things, but to say them out loud.  It makes me sick.  Clearing up any confusion:  when lighting a cigarette (or "cancer stick" for the older generations), the last thing one should be worrying about is inhaling fumes from burning matches. 

I like (read:  want to punch) people who say things along the lines of, "Lite beer can't get you drunk because it has less alcohol."  Just to let those people know:  lite beer has less calories and carbohydrates, but has the same amount of alcohol as regular beer.  Now get your head outta your butt and into the game. 

I was in a bar one time with Wendy and some of her friends.  One of them was pregnant.  She said, "I stopped smoking so I don't hurt the baby."  Note:  this was said while in a bar.  In New Jersey.  Around smokers.  This girl also chose to stop getting drunk and just stuck to red wine.  Good choice!  It's good that some peoples' habits will eliminate them from the gene pool. #health