Anonymous Was A Woman

For all feminists and sticklers for proper quote attribution alike, the Yale Alumni Magazine has a wonderful must-read article setting the record straight on the real women who wrote famous lines either falsely attributed to men or long attribute to “anonymous”.  (Virginia Woolf wrote that she “would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so [Read More...]

Will The Real Atheists Please Stop Kneeling

Earlier this week I mentioned the rumor being spread that the New Atheists are the new prophets.  Well now we can add the following bold conjectures from friend of Camels With Hammers, Clergy Guy: The church has deteriorated over the years to where we have a great number of thumbsucking, overindulged, lazy people who want somebody to pay [Read More...]

Psychotic Reasoning, The Will To Believe, And Religious Interpretations Of The Mentally Ill

Yesterday morning, The Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta analyzed stories of mothers who murdered their babies under religiously interpreted delusions with a critical eye towards the religions which put certain fantasies in their heads.  In reply to criticisms of his making this connection that came from skeptigirl (in this terrific post on psychosis you should read), [Read More...]

Absurdities And Atrocities

This story is beyond horrific: The scene was so gruesome investigators could barely speak: A 3 1/2-week-old boy lay dismembered in the bedroom of a single-story house, three of his tiny toes chewed off, his face torn away, his head severed and his brains ripped out. Officers called to the home early Sunday found the [Read More...]


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