We’re still trying to understand why 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer decided to open fire at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday. There’s plenty of speculation and very little concrete evidence, so I’ll refrain from adding to the chaos. But one narrative that has been repeated in the media is that the killer was specifically targeting Christians.
There are issues where I part ways with Richard Dawkins, but when it comes to criticizing bad ideas and hearing out people whose views you may disagree with or find offensive, I’m in complete agreement.
On Real Time last night, Dawkins and Bill Maher spoke about how, strangely, it’s liberals who seem to be on the wrong side of this particular issue. If someone’s criticizing Islam — or even speaking about their awful personal experiences within the faith — they’ll bend over backwards on college campuses to stop those views from being heard.
You don’t get any context for it.
I’m just posting this picture.
Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I’d like to continue expanding the reach of this site. That entails bringing on additional contributors with different voices, including more guest posts from people who can offer interesting and different perspectives, creating more YouTube videos, and making the podcasts sound more professional.
In order to facilitate all of this, I’ve created a page at Patreon. (You can now see on that page a list of things I’ve been able to do thanks to your contributions.)
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a link to an article by Jake Dawe at McSweeney’s featuring several biblical cross-stitch patterns that Kim Davis would surely appreciate since the fake Bible verses were tailored to her bigotry.
Becky, a reader of this site, had the talent and motivation to turn one of those verses into a reality: