Britain Gets All the Cool TV…

First Richard Dawkins’ documentaries… now this. There was no manger, Christ is not the Messiah, and the crucifixion never happened. A forthcoming ITV documentary will portray Jesus as Muslims see him. I do like the question at the end of the article: However, Patrick Sookhdeo, an Anglican canon and spokesman for the Barnabas Fund, which [Read More...]

Atheists in Chicago: Meetup on Tuesday

If you’re close to Chicago, consider coming to The Wheaton Atheists’ Meetup on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. (CT) in Carol Stream! Details are here. It’s not very often that we have social gatherings in the area for atheists… at least not many that include “younger” people. But this is a chance to fix that. [Read More...]

Book Review: Survival of the Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem

Survival of the Sickest is the biologist’s version of Freakonomics. Which is great if you liked the latter book, as I did. Dr. Sharon Moalem (with Jonathan Prince) writes about “the miracle of evolution” and answers a number of questions along the way: Why do certain diseases exist? How do they work? Was there ever [Read More...]

Ouch. My Feelings.

A lot of people have said nice things about I Sold My Soul on eBay. But even in some of the good reviews, the reviewers manage to say certain things that just stick with me. Like when one magazine said: “[Hemant's] plain prose tends to make his procedural accounts of rote church services a slog [Read More...]

Love Everyone! Except…

Some groups just can’t be loved: (Thanks to Tom for the link!) [Read more...]