Challenging Myths Of Eden

Below is a thought-provoking video which critiques the notion of fallenness from several angles.  It builds off of one point I’ve wanted to write about for a while and that’s that the non-literal reading of Genesis is just as false as the metaphorical one.  When religious people argue that the Garden of Eden story is [Read More...]

The Draconian Rules At Pensacola Christian College

The Student Voice, an unofficial website for discussing Pensacola Christian College describes some of the creepy and invasive extents to which their restrictions and punishments go. Here’s a kind of punishment called “Shadowing: Though not a specific punishment, it often accompanies the above disciplines. Shadowing is when a student is made to accompany a floor-leader or other [Read More...]

Anti-Arab Sentiment Feeds Anti-Obama Sentiment In Israel Too

A dispiriting video: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Philosophical Ethics: R.M. Hare On Moral Consistency As A Form Of Logical Consistency

In a series of posts this semester, I am going to blog all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts will primarily explicate the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices [Read More...]

Convincing Muslims America’s On A Crusade

Chris Rodda has ten great tips on how we can do it! via Friendly Atheist Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Zombie Cockroaches! (And Other Dissertation Haikus)

When you spend years writing away at a dissertation you learn how to do at least one thing exceedingly well—and that’s to describe your dissertation distinctly and succinctly.  And sometimes succinctly means boiling it down to just a paragraph or a couple sentences or even one sentence.  Or a haiku.  Like these people have done: [Read More...]

Homo Ethicus

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: The Dog Delusion

(J-Walk Blog) Richard Dawkins’s hotly anticipated The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution hits shelves tomorrow!  Happy reading everybody! Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

‘Nuff Said Award Winner: Mike Speir On The Sources Of Evangelical Americanism

Forgive me for mining the comments on Unreasonable Faith for yet another post but their community of commentators is spectacular, so it’s inevitable that there will be multiple things worth calling attention to.  This comes from  Mike Speir (who is also something of a Camels With Hammers regular): My thinking is that Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christians in [Read More...]


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