The Bad Kind of Christian Spanking

Unlike the spanking that was discussed the other day, this type is intended to punish your children. That’s Joey Salvati with his son (who looks absolutely thrilled to be there). Joey has a website called He basically gives away paddles (you pay for shipping) so you can spank your children. These paddles are simply [Read More...]

Who Hires These People?

Apparently it doesn’t take much to become a columnist for the Calgary Sun newspaper. I mean, they hired this guy. Paul Jackson has a lot of say about Richard Dawkins and The God Delusion. Unfortunately for him, it’s almost all wrong. Dawkins is the author of The God Delusion, which has allegedly sold one-million copies, [Read More...]

Ted Haggard and Richard Dawkins Meet Monty Python

What happens when you take this… and this… and mash them up? You get this: (Thanks to Helen for the link!) [tags]atheist, atheism, Monty Python, Richard Dawkins, Ted Haggard, Root of All Evil?, dead parrot[/tags] [Read more...]

Evolution Trifecta

Today’s New York Times’ Science section has three incredible articles dealing with evolution. This one is about how there may be a paradigm shift occurring over how we should view Darwinian evolution (emphasis mine): There is certainly no consensus among evolutionary biologists, but development, ecology, genetics and paleontology all provide new perspectives on how evolution [Read More...]

What if the Bible Featured Feminists?

That’s a paraphrase of one of the questions featured in the book Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards. It’s not a new book, but over at Globalizati, we get a snippet from it that could lead to an interesting discussion: After the ladies loosen up around the table, [Read More...]