This Week In Homophobia

He first laments that this “tiny, tiny fraction” of the nation dominates the news but then laments (without any evidence of either fact or causation) that “Whenever a nation embraces this so-called ‘lifestyle’, it ends up on  the garbage heap of history.” Who knew a tiny, tiny fraction of people loving according to their natural [Read More...]

Vatican Plans “Apostolic Visit” To American Nuns

What occasions such a visit? Church historians said that the Vatican usually ordered an apostolic visitation when a particular institution had gone seriously astray. And there is some resistance among those being offered a visit. Some sisters surmise that the Vatican and even some American bishops are trying to shift them back into living in [Read More...]

Black Pastor Would Not Even “Give A Smile In Obama’s Direction”

because Obama dares to support gays.  And this pastor (Ken Hutcherson)  has judged that Obama has no “black experience:” “But I guess we…have to ask, ‘Even though he is black because his father was, what is his “black experience”?’ He doesn’t have any. He was raised by a white mother and a white grandmother, so [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: “The Good Samaritan”

I just loved this: [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Taking The Unity of Truth Notion Seriously

Cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss on the incompatibility of God and science.  The whole piece is worth your time.  This succinct statement summing up the article, however, hits the nail on the head: My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel [Read More...]

The Power of Prayer?

From my new favorite blog. [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Senator Tom Coburn’s Editorial About Why The Republicans Are Set Up For A Rout In November

Senator Coburn writes, Compassionate conservatism’s starting point had merit. The essential argument that Republicans should orient policy around how our ideas will affect the poor, the widow, the orphan, the forgotten and the “other” is indisputable – particularly for those who claim, as I do, to submit to an authority higher than government. Yet conservatives [Read More...]


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