Link round-up for 5 October 2014
The Pope is a nut.
Faye Kane looks at how Star Trek went down the tubes (NSFW blog).
Hey, I'm immortal.
What's so loud you can hear it thousands of miles away?
Republic of Gilead is covering the 2014 Values Voters Summit -- intro here, extensive quotes from the deranged speakers here and here.
Math is an evil liberal plot!
Misogynistic religious assholes cause trouble on an airliner.
This person will vote. Will you?
Uri Geller is back and still full of shit.
Jobsanger looks at a recent survey on religion and politics in the US. (Interesting that majorities of blacks view homosexuality as a sin and oppose gay marriage, but still oppose discrimination against gay married couples.)
As if we needed it, here's more confirmation that Jesus never existed.
It's tough for a married lesbian to get a driver's license in Texas.
Humans don't, and shouldn't, have an expiration date.
Michael Tomasky argues that the Christian Right is a dying force (found via Republic of Gilead).
Colorado teachers protest right-wing efforts to warp history.
The key to next month's election will be getting out the vote.
Here's another shooting that won't be publicized on anti-gun blogs, and another one. Sorry, I see no valid argument that it would have been better for these people to be unarmed.
Gay marriage is the latest issue dividing Republicans.
The International House of Prayer seduces followers with childish power fantasies.
Some progressive blogs work against realizing progressive goals.
Ayn Rand was a proto-fascist, and a rather strange one.
Here's a salute with no coffee cup.
Can Republican promises be trusted? Let's look at recent history.
No, there's no reason to worry about Ebola in the US. More myths dispelled here.
The Irish Atheist looks at the "Left Behind" books.
Which Europeans could you talk with?
Amid rising anti-Semitism in Europe, Sweden backstabs Israel.
The selfie craze has become a thing on the Islamic-pilgrimage scene, and clerics are grumpy about it.
Muslims in Britain condemn the ISIS/Islamic State murder of aid worker Alan Henning, while the jihadists commit more atrocities on the way to the town of Kobani.
Rosa Rubicondior has religion news from Iran, India, and the US.
The daughter of Hong Kong's hated Chief Executive isn't helping matters.
Latest panic from the Ebola outbreak zone: zombies. The local hospitals are much scarier.
The Amazon jungle is fueled by dead fish from Africa.
Neither plant nor animal, these strange-looking life forms are fellow natives of Earth.
Coral guard-crabs illustrate the kind of sophisticated behavior natural selection can produce.
Country other than the US from which I got the most page views this week: Ukraine.