About Atheism+…

Ron Lindsay has spoken for me regarding reasons to like and criticize Atheism+, so I’ll just post a link to him here. I’ll add this, though. Over the past several years, I’ve heard people criticize the term “Bright” (to describe people who are naturalistic and free of superstition) for a number of reasons. I like [Read More…]

Why Are Religious Conservatives So Bad When It Comes to Discussing Abortion?

When it comes to the 100% pro-life position regarding rape/incest exceptions, here’s an argument against allowing them that I can understand: If the product of conception between two humans is a human, and if human life — including inchoate human life — is deserving of protection, then the manner of a baby’s conception is irrelevant [Read More…]

Circumcision: Do the Health Benefits Outweigh the Genital Mutilation?

Here’s something that won’t be controversial. The American Academy of Pediatrics announced yesterday that “the health benefits of [circumcision] clearly outweigh any risks.” The policy statement can be read here. “The health benefits of male circumcision include a drop in the risk of urinary tract infection in the first year of life by up to [Read More…]

U.K. Group: Marriage Equality Means More Abortions

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, an anti-abortion group based in the U.K., says legalizing marriage equality will lead to a rise in the abortion rate. Say what? In light of the recent push for marriage equality in the U.K., SPUC has been circulating the flyer above. Among other outrageous (and unfortunately common) [Read More…]

They’re Writing About Jesus and Paying for Fake Five-Star Reviews on Amazon

Alright, I think I may be onto something here. Over the weekend, the New York Times ran an article on authors who paid to get fake five-star book reviews on Amazon (as well as positive reviews on other websites). This is the part that caught Reader Vani‘s attention: [Owner of GettingBookReviews.com Todd] Rutherford’s busiest reviewer [Read More…]