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$150,000 for ‘Mark of the Beast’ man

$150,000 for ‘Mark of the Beast’ man

Back in 2013, Tommy Eden, an employment law attorney in Alabama, wrote on his blog that companies should ‘reasonably accommodate’ the religious beliefs of their employees, and avoid ‘engaging in a Bible sword drill’ with them. He was commenting on the case of Beverly R Butcher Jr, an evangelical Christian and an employee at the […]

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The new religion of madness

The new religion of madness

How the Christian concept of mental illness still infests psychiatric treatment. Emerging from the subway in San Francisco, before the sight of the city strains into view, you are hit with the smell of it – a bit of marijuana, a bit of smog, and an unavoidable nasal punch of urine and feces.  There are […]

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Dialling God

Dialling God

A couple recently complained that they had been inundated by phone callers trying to contact God after a spoof article had given out a very similar number as that of the Deity. For a laugh I dialled the offending number. “Thank you for calling God,” said an automated voice. “Calls are monitored and may be […]