Child Brides Have To Pay Way Out Of Marriage

The Good Atheist writes: CNN has the touching and painful story of little Nujood Ali, a 10 year old Yemeni girl that recently had to fight to divorce her much older abusive “husband”. She’s become somewhat of a celebrity, and her parents (the same people who basically sold her away to a pervert) are angry that [Read More...]

“Moral Beauty” Pageant Held In Saudi Arabia

Interesting stuff. Your Thoughts? (via Atheist Media Blog) [Read more...]

Missed Connections

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 -m4w (L train to Manhattan) You were reading Catch-22 on the subway this morning. I have never seen such a beautiful profile. I wanted to say hi, but then you’d turn towards me and I wouldn’t be able to look at your profile anymore. You were so into your book, I [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Awkward Facebook “Likes”

College Humor has more and they’re really doozies. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Where Was His Miracle?”

A poignant two paragraphs from Jerry Coyne’s piece reporting from the AAI that I mentioned Andrew Sullivan maligned earlier: It’s the first time I’ve been in a group of fellow atheists (and I haven’t detected one sign of stridency or militancy), and it gives one a warm supportive feeling. One of the functions of speaking [Read More...]

Tony Blair: All Faiths Should Unite Against Those Who “Scorn God”

Blag Hag reports: The Times reports on Tony Blair’s recent speech at Georgetown University, where he had some strong words to say about the irreligious: “We face an aggressive secular attack from without. We face the threat of extremism from within.” Arguing that there was “no hope” from atheists who scorn God, he said the best [Read More...]

The Law Of Unintended Consequences And The Separation Of Church And State

State of Protest has an interesting retrospective of his first two years of blogging, highlighting his best posts and giving an interesting glimpse into the ways blog readership expands and contracts over time. The post is reading as a nice guide to his site. As part of that post, he highlights one of his more [Read More...]

The Biggest Bang That No One Ever Heard

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Hope Sandoval With Jesus & Mary Chain

Okay, that Dervish performance of Bob Dylan’s “Boots of Spanish Leather” was a bit of a downer, here is a real charmer Hope Sandoval singing meeee-ow over a backing that sounds like something out of Fight Club: And a great live vintage Letterman performance of her utterly charming duet also with Jesus & Mary Chain, [Read More...]


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