The best thing the NY TIMES has done recently is publishing the Gary Gutting interviews. Here's one you can't miss... Posts published by Gary Gutting THE STONE JUL 8 7:30 PMJul 8 7:30 pm 42 Does Evolution Explain Religious Beliefs? By GARY GUTTING This is the eighth in a series of interviews about religion that I am conducting for The Stone. The interviewee for this installment is Michael Ruse, a professor of philosophy at Florida … [Read more...]
The Best Thing the NY TIMES has done Recently is Publishing the Gary Gutting Interviews– Here’s One you Can’t Miss!
Rubio is a Traitor to the Human Race & a Willful Fool Pandering to Stupid Evangelicals by Denying the Evidence on Climate Change
Face it: White aging evangelicals are the backbone of the Republican Party. Face it: Literal belief in the Bible snaps your brain. Face it: the brain-snapped evangelicals believe in Noah but not in science, especially not in the science of climate change. Face it: American evangelicals are therefore, the greatest threat to life on earth the world has ever known. The leaders like Mark Rubio who must pander to evangelicals are willing fools. They aren't just “skeptical” of scientific … [Read more...]
Most people don’t really want to live only according to narrowly defined material facts. Most of us try to direct our human primate evolutionary process along ethical non-material lines. We impose standards that do not come from nature. Nature is cruel yet we try not to be. We prosecute people for war crimes that are no more destructive than what happens every day in the churning cauldron of life where everything is eaten and where death is the only incubator of life. We call murder wrong … [Read more...]
Dear Children, This is your mother speaking. Why don’t you call? You never talk to me anymore but I still follow your doings as you scramble around on my surface. One thing I keep hearing you mutter is that you’re worried about me. Some of you say you’re working to save me. I hate to burst your bubble but the fact is there’s nothing you can do to me that I care about. I’ll be here when you are long gone. You can accelerate the demise of your species and the other species presently … [Read more...]
By Frank Schaeffer Not all Evangelicals are Right-leaning Republicans. But according to polls 73 percent are. That's the folks I'm talking about here. No one sane disputes the fact that the base of the base of the Republican Party -- post Roe V Wade and with a big "assist" from my late Religious Right leader father Francis Schaeffer and me (before I changed my mind) -- is evangelical voters. No one sane disputes the fact that the Republican Party is funded these days … [Read more...]