Smug Atheists?

Andrew Sullivan, whose blogging I usually admire and emulate a great deal as he’s really my blogging hero, had an astoundingly nasty post about the fact that atheists dared to meet up together to listen to Daniel Dennett mock the emptiness of apophatic theological gobbledygook last weekend. They’re really charming, aren’t they? It is as [Read More...]

30 Republican Senators Vote Against Rape Victims’ Rights To Bring Charges In Court

Yesterday, 30 Republican senators opposed an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would prohibit federal defense contractors like Halliburton/KBR from getting money “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.”In other words, 30 GOP senators want to deny rape victims their day in court. Just stupefying and [Read More...]

Do Animals Grieve Their Dead?

Bernie Krause provides some sad audio indicating maybe they do: The video of Krause’s full talk on the sounds of the animal world: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

What To Make Of “Bad” Theologians Who Do Good “Theology”?

Halden muses about the independent relationship between theological study and personal piety and virtue: Its hard to find a more scandalizing bunch of people than theologians, and not in the good way. One would think that among a guild of professionals dedicated to getting to know God as well as possible you’d see less infidelity, [Read More...]

Distinguishing The Atheist Agnostic, The Theist Gnostic, The Atheist Gnostic, and The Theist Agnostic

Peter Brietbart defines and schematizes distinctions between different kinds of atheists, theists, agnostics, and gnostics which have been growing in popularity in recent years.  Rather than misleadingly defining atheists as exclusively those who claim to know there are no gods, theists as those who claim to know there is a god (or gods) and agnostics [Read More...]

Traditional American Values

From State of Protest: And in case you missed the dazzling speech from Carrie Prejean which inspired this cartoon, really take the 15 minutes and marvel at how little self-awareness and much self-righteousness a single human being can actually have. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: With Great Power…

We’ve not been as daily with the Daily Hilarity this week as we normally are, so, to make up for it, here’s some more hilarity for today… Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

What Did Jesus Do?

John Loftus points out even some Christian thinkers know what Jesus did is not always anything we should do: Charles Sheldon’s 1896 book, In His Steps asked, “what would Jesus do?” in order to spur Christians on to imitate his behavior. This book has been widely criticized by Christian thinkers because Christians cannot do what Jesus [Read More...]

Judge This: Who Is Responsible For This Death?

A new variation of James Rachels’s classic thought experiment against the distinction between killing and letting die from Chaos Pet: Well, who is really responsible?  Bob?  George?  Both?  Neither? Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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