Pluralistic or Totalitarian?

A couple months ago, I wrote about The Clinton School of Public Service (at the University of Arkansas) and its new publication Frank. In the first issue, Joseph Ballard interviewed Richard Dawkins. That interview is now available on the magazine’s website. Perhaps more interesting is a recent interview with Eboo Patel, founder and executive director [Read More...]


A collection of thoughts/links that I’m just clumping together on account of being tired: According to the list of how people found this website, this is a real Google search that led here (though I don’t show up on the result page at the moment). Quote of the day: “When scientifically investigating the natural world, [Read More...]

That’s It… Nobody’s Getting Married Now

Our friends at Landover Baptist Church cannot stand the abomination that is legal gay marriage in California. They’ve somehow scooped the biggest political blogs out there and obtained a list of the Department of Faith’s proposed Constitutional amendments pertaining to marriage: I believe these amendments, if adopted, would ban every potential marriage in the world. [Read More...]

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

It’s a question that’s been asked time and time again. Peter Singer takes the common responses and rebuts them in The Guardian (UK): Christians usually respond that God bestowed on us the gift of free will, and hence is not responsible for the evil we do. But this reply fails to deal with the suffering [Read More...]

God Hates China

According to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church, God hates the Chinese. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any more vicious (PDF), they add racism to their repertoire: Lovely. Just makes you want to receive Christ in your heart, doesn’t it? [tags]atheist, atheism[/tags] [Read more...]