These Republicans Can’t Admit Obama is a Christian

Nearly a third of Republicans wrongly believe President Obama is a Muslim, according to a Pew Research Institute poll. It’s even higher in other surveys. But it’s one thing for random, delusional people to think that. It’s another thing when people running for office either believe it or perpetuate the myth to help rile up [Read More...]

He Wasn’t Arresting for Crapping on the Queen’s Pillow

I liked Charlie Brooker‘s take on the “Ground Zero Mosque” that really isn’t either of those things: To get to the Cordoba Centre from Ground Zero, you’d have to walk in the opposite direction for two blocks, before turning a corner and walking a bit more. The journey should take roughly two minutes, or possibly [Read More...]

Harris and Hitchens on the NYC Mosque

Sam Harris offers his thoughts about what Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf should be saying right now about the (close to) Ground Zero Mosque (and community center) — really, it’s a chance for him to speak out against Islam in general: “… While the scriptures of Judaism and Christianity also contain terrible passages, it has been [Read More...]

Is It Enough to Say the Evidence Supports Evolution or Should We Do More?

It’s a sad day when an article that essentially says “evolution is supported by the evidence” is a cause for celebration. But when it comes from Rachel Held Evans, a Christian who was taught that Darwin was wrong, we should be happy, right? This idea [that evolution is false] was perpetuated at my Christian college, [Read More...]

The Greatest Show on Earth Now Available in Paperback

In case you haven’t bought it yet — and if so, what the deuce is wrong with you? — Richard Dawkins‘ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution is now out in paperback! It’s a fantastic introduction to evolution if you’re looking for a gateway into the subject. [Read more...]