Biblical Scholar—Western Ethics Come From The Greeks, Not The Bible

Biblical scholar and professor emeritus at the University of Sheffield, Philip Davies writes that the idea that religion bestows ethical value on human life is the most ridiculous thing he’s ever heard.  First he lays into the divine command theory throughout the Torah and proverbs as genuine routes to proper (or even defensible) moral motivation [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Kanye Interrupts Obama

Perfect connection to make and done hilariously: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Understanding Each Other’s Minds

“I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I’m not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant.”—Alan Greenspan “The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway.  It is getting them wrong that is living.  Getting them wrong and wrong and [Read More...]

Are The New Atheists The New Prophets?

PZ Myers, a prominent “New Atheist” reports on his being designated a prophet: Michael Dowd, the peculiar author of Thank God for Evolution, has a strange podcast up that promotes the New Atheists because they are the new prophets — we’re telling it like it is, and religious folks need more of that. He also urges people [Read More...]

A Little Nietzsche For Kanye

One last Kanye thought for the morning, before I return to my work for the day.  From Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra part II, section 3, comes his prescription in a nutshell for how to be a Beyonce or a Barack rather than a Kanye or a Wilson: if we learn better to experience joy, we [Read More...]

Beyonce, A Class Act

This was more like it, Beyonce gives Taylor Swift her due: YouTube won’t let me embed it, but I can’t mention Beyonce without including the single most mesmerizingly sexy music video in the universe.  It would be against Camels With Hammers law.   And for my fuller examination of the class of Beyonce and the [Read More...]

Sacrilegious Rendering Of Nirvana In Guitar Hero 5

This is abominable: In the below video (via Stereogum), watch in horror as the “Guitar Hero” Cobain belts out Flavor Flav ad-libs, Dave Mustaine giggle-rants, Billy Idol come-ons, and Jon Bon Jovi exhortations. You can even make Kurt Cobain sing a motherfucking Bush song. He does it all while dancing like he’s at a Phish show, accompanied [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Love’s Designs

The story of my life. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Really, America?

Creation, a new film about Charles Darwin cannot get any US distributors because of fear of fundamentalist backlash: However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of [Read More...]


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