After President Obama gave a shout-out to “nonbelievers” in his first inaugural address in 2009, atheists have felt a little bit out in the cold with our president. His record on ending discrimination in hiring within faith-based initiatives has been disappointing to nonexistent. His participation in the National Prayer Breakfast events has been galling and [Read More...]
Here’s a tough-but-practical question: If you and your partner are broke, should you get married and have kids?
My instinct is to say “If you want” and “No,” in that order. Money isn’t a prerequisite for marriage, but it’s certainly true that fights over money are a common cause for divorce. And if you have a choice, why not hold off on the children until you’re more financially stable? That, to me, at least seems sensible.
Pastor Mark Driscoll doesn’t say that. Instead, he uses the question as a starting point to tell the questioner that he’s not really a man and he needs to find another man to teach him how to become a man. Because men.
But first, a random creepy comment: