Love, Polygamy, And Arranged Marriage In The Tanzanian Maasai Tribe

Cultural variation is amazing: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Nigerian Oil Spill Victims Fight Foreign Oil Companies

1.5 million tons of oil spilled in Nigeria over the last 50 years, with no accountability from foreign oil companies: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Trend of Murdering Gays and Desecrating Their Bodies Spreads in Africa

Yet another story so hard to stomach: THIES, Senegal – Even death cannot stop the violence against gays in this corner of the world any more. Madieye Diallo’s body had only been in the ground for a few hours when the mob descended on the weedy cemetery with shovels. They yanked out the corpse, spit [Read More...]

Beliefs Have Consequences, Including Religious Ones

ZJ has another predictably perfect video brilliant in unpredictably sharp ways: There are those who say that religious beliefs are not at the root of certain behaviors that appear to be caused by religion. Even when the actions of the religious are completely in line with their beliefs, even when they openly proclaim that they [Read More...]

Witch Hunting In Africa

ZJ reports some more ugly information on the crackdowns on “witchcraft” in  Africa and eloquently and passionately drives home the lesson that religious beliefs need to be criticized like all others since beliefs have consequences:  Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Saving Africa’s Witch Children

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Is God Needed For Us To Care About Starving Kids A World Away?

A few weeks ago now, I wrote a post, Commitment To Value Without God, in which I discussed how even when I was a Christian, I realized that I did not need to make reference to God in order to either psychologically recognize the value of sumptuous food or good friendship or any of various [Read More...]

The Obamas In Ghana In Photos

Jack and Jill Politics has a whole bunch of great photos of the Obamas in Africa.  Check all of them out. [Read more...]

Obama Talks To Africa Online

Ahead of his coming first trip to Africa as president, he provided an online interview.  Included in his remarks were demands for governmental responsibility in African nations. From Politico‘s helpful transcription efforts: “I’d say I’m probably as knowledgeable about African history as anybody who’s occupied my office. And I can give you chapter and verse [Read More...]


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