The Golden Compass, Reviewed by a Catholic and an Atheist

Thank you, BBC. First, Catholic Igor Toronyi-Lalic‘s take on The Golden Compass: I didn’t find The Golden Compass offensive at all. … The main message was so convoluted, there was no serious atheistic content, and it didn’t seem obvious that they [the Magisterium] were religious in a way that I understand it. … There’s no [Read More...]

I Heart Jessica Hagy, Part 9382523

Jessica Hagy adds political cartoons to her repertoire [tags]atheist, atheism, abstinence only sex education, Republican[/tags] [Read more...]

What do Chuck Norris, the Pope, and Richard Dawkins All Have in Common?

They’re all nominees for (UK publication) New Humanist magazine’s 2007 Bad Faith Awards. The award, with nominees selected by readers, aims to figure out “who will be crowned 2007′s most scurrilous enemy of reason.” The nominees: Chuck Norris: These days the martial arts legend seems to spend less time cracking skulls and more time lamenting [Read More...]

We’re Number… 29!

Remember the chart that placed America just above Turkey and just below everyone else when it came to acceptance of evolution? (Miller JD, Scott EC, Okamoto S (2006) Public acceptance of evolution. Science 313:765-766.) Well, the Programme for International Student Assessment survey was just released. The PISA survey is “the most comprehensive and rigorous international [Read More...]

Christians Not Participating in “Friendly” Dialogue?

Bill has noticed a strange occurrence on his blog, His readers are disappearing. More importantly, his Christian readers are disappearing. When writing about what he may have done to alienate readers, he lists a few possible reasons: Be a Christian that is openly relational with the arch enemy: the Atheists. Be promoted by Atheist [Read More...]