Making The Cut

Bradlaugh: A Yemenia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean Tuesday. Of the 153 people on board, only one survived, 13-year-old Bahia Baraki of Paris. Said her Dad:  “I can’t say that it’s a miracle, I can say that it is God’s will.” I guess the relatives of the other 152 passengers, the ones who didn’t make the [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Mr. Deity Explains Why Jesus Rode Into Jerusalem On A Donkey

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Stochasticity

Secular Right recommends this cool Radiolab episode about our purpose-seeking minds. The show is broken into three distinct segments and they get progressively more novel, scientific territory beyond simple Statistics 101 stuff (even though I think most of us need to have Statistics 101 drilled into us on a daily basis!) [Read more...]

Richard Feynman

Interesting discussion on what sorts of “big questions” physics wants to answer, from Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman, found on Pharyngula: [Read more...]

“God Hates The World” By The Westboro Baptist Church ft. Johnny B.

This is wildly creepy and disturbing.  Watch to the end. [Read more...]

Muslim Mayor Ahmed Marcouch Vs. Homophobia

He’s the mayor of a conservative (mostly Muslim) suburb of Amsterdam: Ahmed Marcouch, 41, is on a self-appointed mission to end homophobia in Slotervaart, just a stones’ throw from the capital but light-years away from its anything-goes mentality. To make his point, Mayor Marcouch recently invited Amsterdam’s annual Gay Pride parade to pass through his [Read More...]

Modernity? Pre-Modernity? Post-Modernity

Even though I just wrote an article trying to characterize “modernity” (and defend it), I think that all the claims that we are post-modern and all the pining for the pre-modern make me feel like Alan Jacobs in this piece: So when people tell me that they want to recover the wisdom of the pre-modern, [Read More...]

“Weird Al” Is Back

New style parody of the Doors about Craigslist from “Weird Al”, released just 2 weeks ago online.  The new album slated for next year is called Internet Leaks and he’s leaking the tracks himself one at a time as he gets them done apparently. Embedding has unfortunately been disabled but you can click here to [Read More...]

Moral Integration, or the Pros and Cons of Moral Absolutism and Ethical Pluralism

Aaron writes this wonderfully thought provoking reply to my post about moral motivation apart from reference to God: I had an argument a few years back with someone over this. She thought I’d go to hell for not believing in Jesus, even thought she thought I was a great person. I found that troubling. It [Read More...]


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