Doug Marlette

Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, died Tuesday in a car crash. He was never afraid to point fingers at the Christian Right, social conservatives, or fundamentalists of any stripe. If you have some time, look through his cartoon portfolio. There are also some “best of” and “controversial” links at the top of the [Read More…]

Is That Cantonese?

Here’s a fun song by a band called Dandi Wind. It’s called “Balloon Factory.” You can listen to (or download) it here. Having the lyrics in front of you might help decipher what he’s saying. Even if you don’t listen to the song, give them a read: 1. I was Working overtime at the balloon [Read More…]

The Trolley Problem

If the “Trolley Problem” sounds unfamiliar to you, then don’t look it up on Google just yet. Instead, download this mp3 of the recent episode of This American Life (begin listening at the 5:05 mark). It’s a great explanation of the moral thought experiment… and it has sound effects! Afterwards, you can check out Wikipedia [Read More…]

Prayer in Senate? Sure! Hindu Prayer? Blasphemy!

On Thursday, a Hindu Chaplain from Nevada will deliver the opening prayer for the U.S. Senate. Here are some things Rajan Zed has said about his upcoming speaking engagement: “I believe that despite our philosophical differences, we should work together for the common objectives of human improvement, love, and respect for others.” … [The prayer [Read More…]

Can We Have Government Without Faith?

(I posted this a couple days ago, but it was accidentally deleted, so I wanted to put it back up.) It’s from a theist who had a question he wanted to pose to readers. He seems sincere about wanted answers so I don’t mind putting it up here. I have a question to pose to [Read More…]