Roger Ebert’s Views on Death

Film critic Roger Ebert beautifully and eloquently discusses his eventual death: What I expect will most probably happen is that my body will fail, my mind will cease to function, and that will be that. My genes will not live on, because I have had no children. Perhaps I have been infertile. If I discover [Read More...]

Your Mom Claims to be Psychic… How Do You Respond?

A reader on this site came out as an atheist to his mother a few months ago. They’ve handled it like many families do — by ignoring it. That was fine by him, but lately, he’s been getting emails from his mom detailing her views on spirituality and religion… He writes: Usually I ignore this [Read More...]

It’s One Bad Review… Move On

Occasionally, I receive books to review for this site. Some of them are good. Not all, though. Usually, I can tell if they’re bad within a page or two and I just stop reading. It’s just not worth the effort to read it. (Unless it’s *really* bad. Then that could be very entertaining.) I’d rather [Read More...]

Update to the Military Proselytizing Story

On Monday, Al Jazeera reported that American soldiers were illegally proselytizing in Afghanistan, distributing Bibles in native languages. On Tuesday, the military took action: Reuters News says the Bibles were confiscated and destroyed after Qatar-based Al Jazeer television showed soldiers at a Bible class on a base with a stack of Bibles translated into the [Read More...]

Oppose H. Res. 397: Affirming the “Religious History” of our Nation

Yesterday, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), the Founder and Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, sponsored House Resolution 397: Affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as “America’s Spiritual Heritage Week” for the appreciation of and education on [Read More...]