The Hitch – A Christopher Hitchens Documentary

I don’t know why I’ve never seen this. Over the weekend I watched, ‘The Hitch’- Christopher Hitchens documentary. It is a wonderfully produced by Kristoffer Seland Hellesmark, and features a compilation of some of Christopher Hichens best (and worst) moments. I found the segments from Hitch’s last public speech particularly moving. I was fortunate to be there [Read More…]

Trump Should Demand That Cruz Denounce These Hateful Supporters

I have some advice for Donald Trump. Even though it seems unlikely, Ted Cruz may still be able to keep Trump from the 1,237 delegates needed to prevent a contested Republican convention, and resorting to tactics like attacking the appearance of Cruz’s wife are only having a reverse effect. Even though they have given us [Read More…]

Prophet’s ‘Toilet Sitting Tool’ Mauled by Lions

After writing about what I have been up to lately, here’s a fun bit of news for you. A South African prophet by the name of Alec Ndiwane, recently took a group of church members to the Kruger National Park to show them the “power of the Holy Spirit.” And you can guess what happens [Read More…]

Where Have I Been? Where Am I Going?

Hello, friends. It’s been a while, but I’m back. Before I begin with my regular postings, I thought I would let you know what has been going on in life. For those of you who do not know, here’s a little bit of my bio. If you’ve read any of my stuff, you know that [Read More…]

Atheism: Be Equipped to Clarify the Confusion

Every Friday, the Oxford University Press blog highlights one of the books in their “Very Short Introduction” series. If you’re unfamiliar, each of these tiny books provide a concise summary of a wide variety of topics. Most of these you can find in your local library, and they are worth checking out. Today’s OUP blog [Read More…]

Talks at Google: Richard Dawkins and the Best Argument for God

A couple days ago, Talks at Google posted the video of Richard Dawkins’ October visit to Google’s offices in Kirkland, WA to promote his book, Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. Here it is: When you have some time, it is definitely worth watching the whole thing. Also, be prepared for your favorite [Read More…]

Original Sin and the Origin of Morality

The concept of “original sin” is possibly the most wicked doctrine of traditional Christianity. The very thought that a newborn is innately evil, and therefore condemned to an eternity of torture, is (pardon the pun) unforgivable. It stems from the—not so new—creationist question concerning the origins of morality. In the post, “How Religious Beliefs Can Threaten [Read More…]