The New Yorker Profiles ‘Secular Gadfly’ Tim Minchin

It’s about time the man got some recognition like this.

In the upcoming issue of The New Yorker, Michael Schulman profiles singer/songwriter and secular hero Tim Minchin:

Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, but the profile gives him the praise he deserves (while offering a few jabs at atheists in the process): [Read more…]

I’m Against That Show I’ve Never Seen Before

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The High School Performing a Play About ‘Adam and Steve’ Isn’t Being Anti-Christian

When I was in college, I performed in a play that offered a satirical look at the Bible. It was funny, there was no controversy, and when it came down to it, the play was actually pretty respectful of the underlying story.

You could say similar things about Paul Rudnick‘s 1998 play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a play that features a female God and the characters “Adam and Steve” and “Jane and Mabel.” In the second part of the play, the same characters become real couples, living in New York City, coming to terms with their own beliefs.

When the play premiered years ago, the New York Times gave it a positive review: [Read more…]

Why Won’t Marcus Mumford Call Himself a Christian? I Have a Few Theories…

In the cover story for the latest issue of Rolling Stone, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons explains why he doesn’t call himself a Christian:

Lillian Daniel at RELEVANT Magazine is annoyed by Mumford’s admission: [Read more…]

My Sickening Things

Muslims kill Jews and the Jews murder Muslims,
Sunnis kill Shiites, then die by the dozens,
Christian explosions make Irish ears ring:
These are a few of my sickening things… [Read more…]