God Without Spellcheck 2

Thanks to Barry Andrew for the heads-up on the following image:From their website: "The North Georgia Falcons are a homeschool football team with high school and middle school players. We play football in the Glory For Christ football league, which is made up of Christian School teams and Homeschool teams."The lead post at the Glory for Christ Football League site — "Our purpose in life is to give glory to God!" — is at the moment a large ad for the concussion-preventing Guardian foo … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It …

This is the piece that appeared in the Albany Times Union newspaper this last Saturday, in the Voices of Faith column on the Faith & Values page. (Interestingly, it used to be the Religion page, and I suspect the change reflects some sort of sea change in understanding that "values" can come from someplace other than religion. Which is progress, and which I attribute directly to newly-vocal atheists making that very point.)The two other main stories on the page were "Pope orders crackdown … [Read more...]

God Without Spellcheck

I love/hate this kind of thing. Either way, it's often worth a laugh.I'm sure you have your own unfavorite misspelled signs, posters, etc., from the goddy demographic. Send me some links! Let's start a collection. … [Read more...]

Small-Town Blowhard Kills Jesus

I wrote a piece for my local newspaper some weeks back, and it came out today in the Times Union newspaper of Albany, New York: Atheists Aim for Goodness.Anytime you have a letter or an opinion piece on atheism in your local paper — something well worth doing, by the way — you get a storm of letters in response. Nice Christians diligently explain why you can't possibly be right, and how you have no logical basis for your atheism, and even how there are no such things as real atheists.The fol … [Read more...]

In Which I Admit to Being Wrong

Kudos to the lot of you! I’m more than a little pleased with how the discussion worked out in comments to my Liberal Knees post about the burkha.All of the comments were thoughtful, most were lengthy, and none of them were flames against me or the other readers/commenters.Best of all, I learned some stuff, and I hope others did too. There were more nuances in the issue than my simple formulation of “I don’t get to wear a mask in public; I don’t think anyone else should.”Most telling was the … [Read more...]

Stilling the Jerk of My Liberal Knees

Look at this picture (click to embiggen) of a woman arrested in France for refusing to remove her veil. A tiny, defenseless woman, a plucky warrior for the rights of a minority to live and breathe free, is manhandled by racist government thugs.It came up on my Facebook wall recently, from a group called the Muslim Defense League (MDL) United We Stand, Divided We Fall (“Fighting against racism, fascism and oppression”).The photo caption was “A Muslima is arrested in France for refusing to remo … [Read more...]


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