What Needs to Change?

It’s the end of the school year. I’ve started asking my high school students informally what they wish would’ve been different in math this year. It’s my first year of teaching so the list is going to be long. Among the things I’ve heard: Less lecturing, less homework, more review time before tests, more going [Read More...]

Why Do You Blog?

Great Christina raises some important questions in another terrific post: What is your mission statement? Why do you blog? I’ll add a few more: What is our endgame as atheist bloggers? Do we want religion to become eradicated? Do we want more theists to treat atheists and atheism with respect? — This would involve the [Read More...]

Devotion vs. Deceit

I got a Letter from God… …and it was really creepy. I’m not usually interested in posting the “religion sucks” kind of threads, but sometimes the outrage gets to be just too much to ignore. A few days ago this arrived in the mail: The envelope is covered front and back with gushy prayers and [Read More...]

Rush and Religion

The coolest music video you’ll see all day is below. The song is “Malignant Narcissism” by the band Rush. The video was created by Bobby Standridge. You may want the full screen for this one: Rush lyricist Neil Peart also mentions Richard Dawkins‘ The God Delusion in the liner notes to their album Snakes and [Read More...]

Weekend Randomness

A collection of amusing links send by readers over the weekend: A California Ford dealership doesn’t want the business of any non-Christians — with audio of the offensive commercial! (via Spazeboy) Best Bar Mitzvah speech *ever* (via Anne) Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist, experienced “nirvana” during (and after) a stroke. Dr. Taylor’s talk at TED [Read More...]