Pat Robertson is a Lying Sack of Shit

I have a certain amount of sympathy for most Christians. Because I believe that, no matter what they say and do, they aren't really in full control of their thoughts and actions. Because of this powerful fear they've been taught, they've given over control of their lives to others, people they hope really understand how to live and act.In fact, I feel this same way about great numbers of religious ministers. I can barely imagine how torturous it must be to not really know what's true or not … [Read more...]

2012: Cold Fusion, Atheism, and Doubt

One article from Forbes, one from Huffington, suggesting that this year could be either the Year of the Atheist, or the Year of Cold Fusion.Ooh, baby, I favor both!First, Huffington: Brandon G. Withrow, Assistant Professor of History of Christianity, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, weighs in on atheism: … [Read more...]

Thoughts on the History of Broken Glass

Did you know they used to make baby bottles out of glass?They did.Amazing, isn’t it? You’ve got this item that, when dropped, shatters into razor-sharp and needle-sharp fragments, glass shards which are virtually invisible in low light, but capable of cutting deep enough to sever tendons, nerves, major arteries. Hell, every silver screen bar fight aficionado knows you can make a closely similar bottle into a deadly weapon simply by whacking it on a nearby chair. … [Read more...]

Phil Plait: Where the Sun Never Sets

Worth repeating, Phil Plait's sterling words from 2005: In April, I was asked to give a short speech to a group of local students who participated in a science fair. I wasn’t sure what to say to them, until I saw a newscast the night before the fair. The story was some typically inaccurate fluff piece giving antiscience boneheads “equal time” with science, as if any ridiculous theory should have equal time against the truth. … [Read more...]

Phil Plait: Where the Sun Never Sets

Worth repeating, Phil Plait's sterling words from 2005: In April, I was asked to give a short speech to a group of local students who participated in a science fair. I wasn’t sure what to say to them, until I saw a newscast the night before the fair. The story was some typically inaccurate fluff piece giving antiscience boneheads “equal time” with science, as if any ridiculous theory should have equal time against the truth. … [Read more...]

What the Hell is Wrong With You Scientists??

Seriously, scientists, what is WRONG with you?? How could you not tell us about THIS?? What Prayer Does to Your Brain This video reveals how prayer actually changes four distinct areas of the human brain: the frontal lobe, the anterior cingulate, the parietal lobe, and the limbic system.It also details how a specific amount of prayer time per day can help prevent memory loss, mental decline, and even dementia or Alzheimer’s.Plus, it covers 47 scientifically proven benefits of prayer, i … [Read more...]


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