The “Dark Dungeons” Movie: Jack Chick on the Silver Screen

Among the many religious comic book pamphlets that have made cartoonist and Christian evangelist Jack Chick an infamous and enigmatic figure in the cultural underground, perhaps the most well-known is Dark Dungeons, published in 1984. Out of the hundreds of Chick tracts that have been churned out over the decades, Dark Dungeons is by far my personal favorite. The storyline features […]

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Movie Review: God’s Not Dead

“You’re traveling through another dimension . . . A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s a signpost up ahead: your next stop: God’s Not Dead.” The fantastical and awkwardly overextended premise of God’s Not Dead, the latest ham-fisted offering from Pure Flix Entertainment, is one that has been revisited over and over again in […]

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Water Witching in California

A severe drought is currently ravaging California’s farms, and pseudoscience is winning the day among the most desperate of the state’s farmers, who are turning in desperation to a very old form of superstition as a means of finding water. They are seeking aid from dowsers. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s website monitors drought conditions throughout the United States using an […]

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The Ark Encounter: A Deserted Theme Park in the Making

On February 27, 2014, Ken Ham announced to the press that he has raised just enough money to begin construction on a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark. This ark is to be the main attraction of the Ark Encounter, a creationist theme park he has long wanted to build in Williamstown, Kentucky at an estimated cost of $73 million. The […]

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Dowsing for Disease

If sensational news reports hailing from Egypt are to be believed, the Egyptian army is on the brink of eliminating AIDS. The Egyptian government issued a press release last week proclaiming, “Armed Forces achieve scientific breakthrough.” The press release reads as follows: President Adly Mansour and Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi inaugurated the first college of medicine that is affiliated […]

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