Rubber Band FSM

Kelli and Daniel witnessed an appearance of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in a pile of rubber bands! There’s a pun to be made here. I wonder what it is… In any case, prophet Bobby would be proud. [Read more...]

The World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling, Part 3

I’ve been reading a book called Write These Laws on Your Children: Inside the World of Conservative Christian Homeschooling (Beacon Press, August, 2009) by Robert Kunzman. The book is a look at six Christian families and how they homeschool their children. Not every family fits the stereotype I know I have in my mind. Some [Read More...]

Thanks for the Gift Box

Well, this is very nice of the church to offer… (via nakedpastor) [Read more...]

The Reasonists

Today’s Doonesbury gets you where it hurts: Sad, but true. Though, as more of us demand truth via reason and evidence, the easier it will become to drown out the crazy voices. [Read more...]

Ask Richard: Supplement: Dealing With Religious People Who are Actually Fragile

In a comment on my post, “Dealing With Evangelizers Who Seem Fragile,” Nomad asked a very good question: “Remember, the vulnerability is an illusion.” I don’t think that’s true. Many religious people are very vulnerable. Your suggestions are primarily for dealing with those who are not. So you really haven’t addressed how to deal with [Read More...]