A Humanist in a Hurricane

In the wake of Hurricane Gustav, atheists (just like religious people) are eager to help residents of the deep south affected by this disaster. It reminds me of a piece Detective Sergeant Steve Schlicht wrote for The Humanist shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck. He wrote about how he and other Humanists were working together to [Read More...]

Is This a Coincidence?

Courtesy of Jessica Hagy: Oh, Sarah Palin, will you ever cease to be a topic of blogging? Now, someone please tell me if this is an example of correlation or causation… [Read more...]

The Real Question: What Have Sarah Palin’s Pastors Said?

I swear, this blog will not become all-Sarah-Palin, all-the-time. But for now… Ken Silverstein and Sebastian Jones of Harper’s Magazine have been going through the speeches of Sarah Palin’s pastors. What they found includes the following (from two different pastors): From an April 27, 2008 sermon: “If you really want to know where you came [Read More...]

Sarah Palin is Mistaken About “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance

In 2006, a questionnaire was sent to all candidates for the gubernatorial race in Alaska. One of the questions was this: 11. Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance? Why or why not? Here is Sarah Palin‘s answer: SP: Not on your life. If it was good enough for [Read More...]

Gov. Tim Pawlenty Just as Scientifically Illiterate as Gov. Sarah Palin

Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty appeared on Meet the Press this morning — he was defending John McCain‘s decision to tap Sarah Palin as Vice-President. Tom Brokaw asked Pawlenty about Palin’s views on science. Besides confirming her support of Intelligent Design/Creationism, Pawlenty gave us another example of a Republican government official who possesses scientific illiteracy [Read More...]