Christian Writer Ruins the Best Song Ever

I wanted to start this post with “Is nothing sacred?” but seeing as I write what I write about, I just couldn’t get past the irony.

I discovered Rufus Wainwright‘s cover of Hallelujah when I was a sophomore in high school. Because I am a regular person with ears, I immediately fell in love with it and used to drive around the suburbs in my Oldsmobile listening to it and feeling like this song “got me, in that way. Over a decade later, I still just adore it.  In fact, I recently dusted off my keyboard and set about teaching myself the Wainwright version.  (It’s not going great, but my boyfriend is really enjoying hearing the opening melody 289 times in a row.)

My point being, this song is awesome.  It’s sad and beautiful and heartbreaking.  I’ve listened to several different versions since I started writing this post.

I am not about to do any kind of analysis of Leonard Cohen‘s lyrics, but look at this: [Read more...]

What’s More Important: Gangnam Style or Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill?

Media Matters for America, a progressive watchdog center tracking conservative media misinformation, compared different news networks’ coverage of the viral song Gangnam Style to coverage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill up for consideration in Uganda.

What’s wrong with this picture? [Read more...]

We Can’t Hire You; You’re Too Honest

Ben Radford, a research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, was recently invited to be on one of those cable shows all about people who make claims about the paranormal (could it really happen?!). [Read more...]

Ricky Gervais: Atheism ‘Is Not High on My Agenda’

Comedian Ricky Gervais has joked about religion in his standup specials, made “controversial” comments about God when hosting the Golden Globes, and is often interviewed specifically about his atheism.

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A Character on the ABC Sitcom ‘Malibu Country’ Came Out as an Atheist

There aren’t too many atheist characters on television, but with the changing demographics in America, you would think a young atheist be both a common occurrence and a compelling character.

And we have one! What’s surprising, though, is that the show is a sitcom and not a drama. [Read more...]


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