What If They Burned Atheist Books…?

I know the piece is satire, but if Pastor Terry Jones ever decided to burn copies of The God Delusion, I hope this is the way we would respond: A spokesman for the Atheist Brotherhood in Australia was quoted as saying: ”We feel strangely unaffected and will seek revenge by raising our eyebrows and shrugging [Read More...]

The Canceled-Koran-Burning Aftermath

In the wake of the Koran-Burnings-That-Didn’t-Happen, I have a question and a comment. When is it ok to burn a book? I used to be against book-burning in general because I saw all books as valuable in some respect… for some reason, that seems silly to me now. I don’t care if you burn your [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Loving His Country and Looking for an Alternative to “God Bless America”

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Richard, Hello. I’m a fan of your page and I’ve have enjoyed your advice and opinion. I’ll be brief. I have a question. Today is 9/11. It is an event that helped me become cured of religion. I love my country. How can I respond [Read More...]

A Prison Seminary?

Here’s a church/state separation problem waiting to explode. A maximum-security prison in Texas will soon be the home of a religious seminary, “a first-of-its-kind program that authorities hope could eventually make the entire prison system less violent.” They say the program wouldn’t be paid for with taxpayer money, but aren’t taxpayers paying for the prison [Read More...]

Christian Politician Snubs Iceland’s Gay Prime Minister

Some basic background for those of you who don’t follow Icelandic politics: Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir is the prime minister of Iceland — she’s the world’s first openly gay PM, married to Jónina Leósdóttir, and she and her wife recently visited the Faroe Islands “to try to boost political and cultural ties between the neighbouring territories.” Jenis [Read More...]