God Games

Below is a video-review by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw of The Escapist‘s popular Zero Punctuation column regarding “God Games,” games where you can (for example) design entire societies. He doesn’t seem to like them… Blog reader Andy says this: With games like Spore (by Maxis the creators of Sim City games), evolution guided by god, in [Read More...]

Two More Days…

I help coach the Speech Team at my school. The state finals is this weekend. In the weeks leading up to it, I spend very little time (after school) at my desk and a lot of time at practice. The time I am at my desk (in the morning) is spent working on lesson plans [Read More...]

Girl Can’t Ref a Boys’ Game… Because Jesus Said So

This is bigotry on account of ignorance on account of religion: The Kansas State High School Activities Association said referees reported that Michelle Campbell was preparing to officiate at St. Mary’s Academy near Topeka on Feb. 2 when a school official insisted that Campbell could not call the game. The reason given, according to the [Read More...]

Should Atheists Vote in the Upcoming Election?

Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists, sat out of New Jersey’s primary voting on Super Tuesday. Why? “I didn’t vote because I’m tired of being ignored by the politicians… because I’m an atheist. All of the candidates court the religious voters and ignore me.” She then urges the 11% of non-religious voters to “stay home” [Read More...]

Religious Custodial Disputes

The New York Times reports that “child-custody disputes in which religion is the flash point are increasing” over the past 30 years. In Oregon, a dispute between James Boldt and his former wife, Lia, was recently decided by the State Supreme Court. Mr. Boldt, the custodial parent, converted to Judaism after the divorce and sought [Read More...]


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