Worried What Will Happen To Your Pets If You’re Raptured?

Worry no more [Read more...]

New Devendra Banhart CD Coming Soon!

New Devendra Banhart CD coming in the fall! In honor of this news, here’s my favorite song of his.  It’s the absolutely beautiful “This Is the Way” from my favorite album of his, Rejoicing In the Hands for a Camels With Hammers Lullaby as many of you prepare for sleep soon. In other news, the [Read More...]

Rape Victims

One of the sad things about democracy is the openings for majoritarianism, and no one is a bigger victim of that then the most universally loathed minority of all, prisoners.  And it’s telling that the little blog editor deep in my brain just screamed at me, “make sure you make clear you think they’re awful [Read More...]

Atheist Bus Ad Banned

This ad (featured above) which ran in Indiana for the last month was banned after “complaints from mostly religious people” helped contribute to a new official policy which allows the board to review controversial advertising. And it was then the board realized that term, “controversial,” was much too broad, board Chairman Chip Lewis said. “Lack [Read More...]

Objections to Religious Moderates and Intellectuals (part 2)

Shane writes in reply to this post, Hi Dan, long time reader first time commenter. Do you have any /empirical/ evidence that religious people are more credulous, more stupid on average than non-religious people of comparable education and similar sociology? If you do, I’d love to see it. But if you don’t have such empirical [Read More...]

“True” Christianity? (part 2)

Njustus writes in the comments section of this post: I certainly stand in awe of your attempt to comprehensively define Christianity. It’s a burden I’m not sure I could give myself. I of course could offer a definition, but I’m not sure I could do so without revealing more about myself than any objective concept [Read More...]

Objections To Religious Moderates and Intellectuals

Marcus Brigstocke has a rant (which I used to have in this post in video form before it was taken down from YouTube. The end of the rant goes like this: Now I know that most religious folks are moderates and nice and reasonable and wear tidy jumpers and eat cheese like real people. And [Read More...]

Hope

My colleague, Joshua Thomas has an excellent set of preliminary remarks on his views about hope on his blog, which I recommend you go check out. Here are a few highlights.  First he distinguishes dreams as the objects or aims of our hopes, distinct from hope itself, which he takes rather to be related to [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity

Pac-Man’s bad news on Twitter. [Read more...]


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