Rick Perry Could Take Lessons from Arnold Vinick

I’ll file this in my List of Things the Current Republican Presidential Candidates Will Never Say: (Thanks to Seth for the link!) [Read more...]

Helping Out an Injured Atheist

I’m in Nebraska this weekend for the 2011 Midwest Humanist and Freethought Conference and one of the locals I’ve had a chance to meet is Ray Morehead. I heard about Ray a couple weeks ago when another local atheist, Sarah, wrote to me about him. She told me his story and it was pretty devastating, [Read More...]

Reasons Not To Get Love Advice from Don Miller

Christian author Don Miller likes to talk about how your life ought to be a compelling story, one that’s going somewhere, has a purpose, has real ups and downs, isn’t stagnant, etc. There’s a lot of truth to that — if your life doesn’t make for an interesting story, are you really making the most [Read More...]

How to Teach Your Child About Religion

Jenny Lawson (a.k.a. The Bloggess) is always entertaining to read, but this piece about her daughter and religion is especially awesome. A few weeks ago [my daughter] entered the Sunday School contest for “Make-your-own-Armor-of-God” with a sword she made from cardboard and tinfoil. She won. When I asked why she wasn’t more excited about it, [Read More...]

The Musical Version of The Selfish Gene

Yep. Richard Dawkins‘ classic book has somehow/strangely/seriously been turned into a musical and it’s opening today. Jonathan Salway has a background in theatre, not biology, but when he read Dawkins’s book, the clarity of writing, the fascinating subject matter and even the humour so inspired him that he felt compelled to transform it into musical [Read More...]


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