William Bender writes in the Philadephia News:

John Thomas told police he was inspired by the Old Testament when he slipped a rock inside one of Murray Seidman’s socks and used it to bludgeon the 70-year-old to death.

Unfortunately for Thomas, who was charged yesterday with first-degree murder, the Pennsylvania crimes code hews more closely to the Ten Commandments than the Book of Leviticus, which advocates the killing of homosexuals.

“I stoned Murray with a rock in a sock,” Thomas, 28, confessed Wednesday, more than two months after Seidman’s body was found inside his Lansdowne apartment, where the floor, walls and furniture were splattered with dried blood, according to police.

The following is another chapter from my disinformation book, 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know: Volume 2, published in 2004. For more on me go to The Memory Hole or follow…

Porn For BiblesVia WOAI San Antonio:

SAN ANTONIO — An atheist student group at UTSA is again offering to trade porn for bibles.

Atheist Agenda set up a booth on the UTSA campus on the Northwest Side and asked students to bring in their bibles in exchange for pornographic magazines. The event is called “Smut for Smut” and, obviously, brings with it some big controversy.

“It is to send a message that the stuff in the bible, and the Quran, and the Torah, and all that sort of thing is, in our case worse, in our opinion worse, than pornography,” explained UTSA student Kyle Bush.

“I can see that God can definitely use this for a greater purpose,” UTSA student Alex Liu
said. “And I see a lot of Christian organizations coming together, you know, to be brothers and sisters standing up for their faith.”

Church FightWWJD, you ask? Apparently in these Church-goers’ minds, Jesus would kick your ass. Thanks to Christian Nightmares for the find. Reports KOB-TV:

It’s behavior you wouldn’t expect to see at church, and it was all caught on tape. KOB Eyewitness News 4 obtained video that shows members of two different Roswell churches fighting with each other.

The video was taken by members of Old Paths Baptist Church in Roswell while they say they were preaching outside of another church in the city on November 28th. Armed with signs, Bibles, and a camera, members of Old Paths Baptist Church took their message to the streets. “They may not like out method, they may think or method is too confrontational, never the less its our right to preach in public,” said street preacher Jeremy De Los Santos.

ChristineODonnellOh man, Joe Biden must be loving that anti-masturbation/Tea Party-backed candidate Christine O’Donnell is up for his old Senate seat:

My name is Christine O’Donnell. I am the President and Founder of The S.A.L.T. The S.A.L.T. stands for “The Savior’s Alliance For Lifting The Truth.” We choose sexual purity in our lives. We have God-given sexual desires and we need to understand them and preserve them to be used in God’s appropriate context. Our members are committed to be role models, committed to be the salt of the earth … We need to address sexuality with young people and masturbation is part of sexuality but it is important to discuss this from a moral point of view … The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can’t masturbate without lust.

Holy cow as the Washington Post reports. For more on O’Donnell check out this post from Irin Carmon on Jezebel and the mashup video below:

I thought of Magnolia when I read this headline, granted the frog raining that occurred in Greece wasn’t as bad as in the clip below, but it is a pretty messed up situation over there … Richard Lawson writes on Gawker:

“A carpet of frogs” covered a Thessaloniki highway, forcing closings for two hours. People are guessing they came from a lake nearby, but we know the truth. Hide your firstborns and blood your doors everyone, the Lord’s a’coming.

The Black Fridays Episode 12 — Dr. Mike Heiser

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We are VERY excited about having Dr. Michael Heiser on the show tonight! Mike Heiser earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. Before attending the UW-Madison, Mike earned an M.A. in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania (major fields: Ancient Israel and Egyptology).

Mike’s main research interests are Israelite religion (especially Israel’s divine council), biblical theology, ancient Near Eastern religion, biblical languages, ancient Semitic languages, the history of the biblical texts, and ancient Jewish binitarian monotheism.

We talk with Dr. Heiser about his work on The Divine Council and UFOs. Is there a pantheon of gods in the Old Testament? Listen and find out.

Learn more about Dr. Heiser at and

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