Rock Beyond BeliefWhen you say “Veteran’s Day”…
I feel conflicted Every Veteran’s Day weekend there are guilt-stricken Americans “supporting the troops” the only way they know how: defending our service members and their honorable mythic, stoic heroes of might and justice, who undergo herculean tasks under fire in the defense of liberty, truth, etc. from the verbal assaults of anyone who would [Read More...]
Creative AtheistThe Downsides of Paradise, with a Wink
It’s not so unusual for a spiritual “seeker” to believe one wild thing after another, but for someone who was an evangelical Christian for 25 years to evolve into clear-eyed atheism is perhaps not as common. This particular one wrote a very good novel.
Camels with HammersMA Gov. Patrick Declare Dec. 8 “Humanist Community Day”
The Humanist Community at Harvard announces a proclamation acknowledging the humanist community “as one among the many ethical communities of conscience, striving together toward the common good” will be coming Sunday in Massachusetts, from Governor Deval Patrick. Here’s the text: Whereas December 8, 2013 marks the first-ever public event at the Humanist Hub, a center [Read More...]
What Would JT Do (WWJTD)My mother would rather lose a friend than hide who she is.
If there is anything in me that can be called bravery, rest assured it probably came from my mother. Dad just sent me this on facebook: One of Carol’s old–but rarely interacted with— friends posted this on facebook today: “I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE THINK IT’S KOOL TO BASH RELIGION ON FACE BOOK. [Read More...]
Cross ExaminedA Dozen Responses to the Transcendental Argument for God (2 of 3)
This is part 2 of our exploration of the Transcendental Argument.
Love, Joy, FeminismCTBHHM: Sexually Abused Children as Broken, Diseased
Debi's section here is brief and fairly terrible, but I do appreciate that she at least does give attention to this issue when so many others like her do not. In fact, she gives it so much attention that she has written two books for children called Samuel Learns to Yell and Tell and Sara Sue Learns to Yell and Tell. The byline of each book is "A Warning for Children against Sexual Predators." So now I am going to turn to those books.
The Uncredible HallqI haz a tumblr
Daylight AtheismMore on the Calgary Secular Church
[Author's Note: For my newest AlterNet article on atheist churches, I reached out to some friends and acquaintances who were involved with these organizations, including Korey Peters. Korey has previously written on Daylight Atheism about the Calgary Secular Church, the atheist community organization he cofounded, and was happy to help out for my new column. [Read More...]
Unreasonable FaithEvidence Against Evolution
In the constant back-and-forth argument between creationists and evolutionists, it can be hard to keep up with all the evidence that gets cited for and against. Fortunately for us, The Science Llama has taken it upon himself to compile all the accredited evidence for evolution being a hoax. Ready? Ok … (Needs sound effects, doesn’t [Read More...]