Atheists Get Big Rewards For Giving To Tornado Victim Who Told CNN She Was An Atheist

By now you’ve probably seen this CNN footage in which Rebecca Vitsmun blitzed Wolf with some hardcore aggressive in-your-face atheism: Well, as you probably guessed, lightning quick god-hating and anti-theist reflexes like that don’t just come with being your average garden variety atheist. Rebecca is one of us, a member of an atheist group in [Read More...]

“You Can Kill Things But Still Like Them”

Rick Santorum says he has “voted to kill Big Bird” and that you can “kill things but still like them.” In other news, Newt Gingrich wants to liberate Big Bird from bureaucracy. [Read more...]

Jesse Galef and the Obnoxious CNN Interview Questions

So Jesse Galef of the Secular Student Alliance (on whose behalf I am awake in the wee hours of the morning blogging as part of a 24 hour blogathon) appeared on CNN today and the questions he got (nor the tone of voice he got them in) could not have been any more smarmy, indignantly [Read More...]

CNN's Credulous Reporting on Catholicism

I’m watching CNN right now and cannot believe how thoroughly this report dispenses with all standards of journalistic evidence and detachment in presenting dubious miracle claims as straight facts with reasonable, undisputed evidence behind them. The first part of the report, which I wish I could find but CNN hasn’t seemed to put anywhere online [Read More...]

Ricky Gervais Defends His “Thank God For Making Me An Atheist” Golden Globes Remark

Here is a full clip of the portion of his recent Piers Morgan interview that dealt with religion: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Roman Catholic Lady Gaga On Religion And The Church

Intuitively it makes a lot of sense to me that Lady Gaga embraces Roman Catholicism: She’s Italian. She has a lavish, theatrical aesthetic inevitably¬†inherited in part from the most tangible, sensuous, and theatric form of Western Christianity. She’s a self-conscious transgressor who needs, to some extent, to think in terms of traditional binary logics and [Read More...]

Rwanda’s Amazing Reconciliation

I was so inspired by the story of Rwanda’s ability to overcome its genocides through a process of confession and forgiveness.¬† Here is Fareed Zakaria and Rwandan President Paul Kagame from last Sunday. In the spirit of Zarathustra’s prescription: for human beings to be redeemed from revenge—that is for me the bridge to the highest [Read More...]


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