Yes, We Can Blame People For Their Feelings, Not Just Their Actions

“You can’t blame people for how they feel, only for what they do.” “You have every right to be offended, but you don’t have the right to censor others just because you’re offended.” In this post and the next one, I want to explain why I think these two common moral sentiments are quite mistaken—or, [Read More...]

Arabs As "The New Blacks"

Arab comedian Dean Obeidallah: The Watch List Watch it now! Arabs are the New Blacks www.comedycentral.com Comedy Central Funny Videos Funny TV Shows Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Bullying or Debating? Religious Privilege or Freedom of Speech?

Jaime: Did you see the Republicans just endorsed the right to bully in schools as long as it’s done in the name of religion. Kelly: They did not. Jaime: Yes. They did. They perversely added to anti-bullying bill the right to bully as long as such bullying was based on “sincerely held religious or moral convictions.” [Read More...]

the cRommunist's take on Race and Religion

Friend of Camels With Hammers and our new Freethought Blogs neighbor, Ian Cromwell is an instantly engaging writer. Here is his take on racism of even well-meaning kinds: I don’t remember exactly how it came up, but Sally asked me what my background was (I think she said something like “where are you from?”) I told [Read More...]

Trumped

Baratunde tells it straight about the Donald. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Chris Rock On Obama-Era Hatred: Racism’s One Last Temper Tantrum Before It Goes To Sleep

From an Esquire interview online now: SR: Like many nice Caucasians, I cried the night Barack Obama was elected. It was one of the high points in American history. And all that’s happened since the election is just a shitstorm of hatred. You want to weigh in on that? CR: I actually like it, in [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Tall Black Man At The Gym Could Be Next NBA Superstar

Tall Black Man At The Gym Could Be The Next NBA Superstar Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

How Not To Say Stupid Stuff About Egypt

A helpful guide, with special emphases on how not to be insufferably condescending. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Just How Much Control Over Their Children’s Thought Are Parents Entitled To?

In reply to yesterday’s open philosophical question whether a Swedish law banning any school, even private ones, from indoctrinating students by teaching their religious tenets as truths (with the ulterior motive of undermining Islamic schools’ abilities to radicalize their students), Mary Young makes a rigorous and eloquent case against such bans well worth highlighting (and [Read More...]


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