What if Creationism and Evolution Were “Switched”?

Duelity is the brainchild of Vancouver Film School students Marcos Ceravolo and Ryan Uhrich. Their animations present “medieval-church-style” evolution and “scientific” Creationism. Which one is which…? First, the videos can be seen separately. Then you can watch them juxtaposed side by side (above pic). When you watch the latter, it’s really fascinating animation. I’m not [Read More...]

Charlotte’s Faith Problem

Blog reader Deanna passes along this fantastic op-ed piece by University of North Carolina Charlotte professor David Walters. He praises the favorable qualities of Charlotte before turning to his biggest problem with it: the rise of religion in community life. And when comparing Charlotte’s faith to that of Walter’s home country of Britain, the differences [Read More...]

Cross References in the Bible

Chris Harrison mapped out all the social networks and cross references in the Bible. (Cross references. Get it…? Do you…?! No? Never mind.) As Chris says, “Due to the extremely high number of cross-references, this lands more on the aesthetic side of the information visualization spectrum.” So don’t look for specific names/places/events. Just look at [Read More...]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Humanists

Humanist Network News has a really interesting article on how Dr. King had the support of a number of non-religious people during the civil rights movement: Asa Philip Randolph, one of the historical figures portrayed in the exhibit, was instrumental in helping King organize the 1963 March on Washington, along with Bayard Rustin, a pacifist [Read More...]

Jim Wallis on the Daily Show

Jim Wallis, head of Sojourners, a Christian activist organization that is often taking on the Religious Right and advocating for a more politically progressive Christianity focused on issues of poverty and environmental stewardship, was on the Daily Show the other night to promote his new book The Great Awakening. You can watch the interview here. [Read More...]