Are Monotheistic Religions More Violent?

The Ottawa Citizen runs a feature each week called “Ask the Religion Experts.” Representatives from religious (and non-religious) backgrounds are invited to comment on general religion-related question. (So, in other words, there’s one expert.) This week’s question: Are monotheistic religions more prone to violence? You get a lot of No, Jesus Christ calls us to [Read More...]

Bryan Fischer Agrees with Rep. Todd Akin About #LegitimateRape… Of Course

Because Christian Right leader Bryan Fischer knows soooooo much about women’s health: As Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch points out, … rape does not make pregnancy either impossible or unlikely, and there are other types of rape than “forcible rape,” such as statutory rape or cases where consent isn’t offered or is impossible. Even [Read More...]

Less Complaining; More Doing

I wasn’t able to go to TAM 10 this past summer, but Dr. Pamela Gay‘s talk was one of the ones everyone seemed to be talking about on Twitter. After watching it, it’s east to see why: There are two separate parts worth listening to (though the whole thing is pretty good): At 11:40, she [Read More...]

School Installs Amazing Technology; Christian Complains About the ‘Mark of the Beast’

At the beginning of school last year, our teachers’ cafeteria was closed… so if we wanted lunch, we had to get it from the same place the students did. That meant longer lines during an already-short lunch period… (not to mention 3289423 awkward interactions with students). But I wouldn’t mind that much if we took [Read More...]

New Zealand’s Associate Education Minister is a Creationist

In New Zealand, the Associate Education Minister John Banks just made a frightening revelation: He’s a Creationist. … he believes the Genesis account of the start of life on Earth. According to the Bible, God made the world in six days, with Adam and Eve being his last act of creation. … “That’s what I [Read More...]


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