Goodbye, Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt, the author of Angela’s Ashes, died today. He taught at Stuyvesant High School in New York. I know Harvard’s Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein went to school there, but I don’t know if he ever had McCourt as a teacher. One person who did have McCourt as a teacher was Daniel Radosh, the author [Read More...]

An Atheist Country Singer: God Isn’t Real

I’m not generally a country music fan, but if all songs were like this, maybe I could get used to it… The song is “God Isn’t Real” by Robbie Fulks and the video was made by SecularAstronomer: An excerpt of the lyrics: A world filled with wonder, a cold, fathomless sky A man’s life so [Read More...]

Guess Who Said It?

I quote from her posting: Obama legally kills babies and now he can legally kill Grandmas! Hitler did this. He killed the weak, the sick, the old, and babies and races/religions he didn’t like. Hitler also controlled the media. (Where’s the public debate between scientists on “Climate Change/Global Warming?”) Hitler had the VW bug invented [Read More...]

Michael Jackson in a Tree Stump

I don’t know whether to cry or laugh… In Stockton, California, Michael Jackson has supposedly appeared in a tree stump. Worst. Pareidolia. Ever. I don’t see Jackson. I don’t see Jesus. I don’t see anyone. Embedded video from CNN Video The money quotation, when asked why Jackson would appear in Stockton of all places: Lady: [Read More...]

Star Trek Made Him an Atheist

I never got into the whole science-fiction genre. Fell asleep through Lord of the Rings (friends made me watch the Extended Editions). Never understood the appeal of Star Wars (the first one I saw was Episode 2… I went with friends to the theater against my will). I have yet to see an episode of [Read More...]