The Social Network and Darwin Mashup

The poster for The Social Network is just ripe for parody… I love this Darwin version (Thanks to Bryan for the link!) [Read more...]

A Comedian’s Religion Rant

Comedian Bo Burnham‘s special “Words, Words, Words” airs tonight on Comedy Central — his new CD will be released on Tuesday — and here’s a sneak preview that Catholics may not like… Lots of excellent wordplay in here. Here are the lyrics in case you’d like to follow along: All the seats at the Sunday [Read More...]

Glee: The Grilled Cheesus Episode

I missed last night’s episode of Glee. Actually, I’ve missed just about every episode of Glee… but I know enough about it to download the soundtracks and realize that last night’s episode was all about faith. Reader Kate, who writes the very-well-written-and-why-wasn’t-I-reading-this-before Suburban Sweetheart blog, was nice enough to explain the episode to me. And [Read More...]

Who Should Win Harvard’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism?

For the past few years, the “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” has been given out by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. The first year, the award went to author Salman Rushdie. The second award went to lead singer of Bad Religion, [Read More...]

Calvin College Is Still Wrong

I mentioned last week that Calvin College, a Christian school, had invited the New Pornographers to play a concert on campus. And then they decided to cancel on them. Because of the band’s name. Talk about overreaction to nothing… Christian writer Jason Boyett felt the same way I did until he heard from someone involved [Read More...]