Thank Your Teachers

Vjack wrote a beautiful post the other day about a high school teacher of his who recently passed away: I learned that my favorite high school teacher died recently. I regret that I didn’t make more of an effort to keep in touch with him over the years. The last time I saw him was [Read More…]

The First Time You Wrote About Your Atheism…

I became an atheist when I was 14. I remember writing something on both sides of a piece of notebook paper explaining why I lost faith in a god — the first time I had written those thoughts down anywhere — and then asking a friend to read it while we sat in the Green [Read More…]

A Catholic Hospital Refuses To Give Patients Vital Information

There’s a drug called lenalidomide that’s being used in a trial with cancer patients. The drug may be able to treat the cancer (yay!), but it has a nasty side effect: if you have children while on the drug, they may be born with birth defects like heart and limb deformities. So if you’re giving [Read More…]

Governor Rick Perry Wants Politicians and the Public to Pray

Sorry for the alliteration overload. Texas Governor Rick Perry knows our country has a problem. Right now, America is in crisis: we have been besieged by financial debt, terrorism, and a multitude of natural disasters. But instead of tackling any of those problems, Perry wants to waste time praying… and he wants all of you [Read More…]

If Only Little Stevie Hadn’t Been So Attached to His Mother…

Thanks to former Templeton Prize winner Chuck Colson, we now have a better idea of how homosexuality develops: A little boy I’ll call “Stevie” was a beautiful, healthy child. But by age five, his parents suspected something was wrong. Stevie loved Barbie dolls, the color pink, and dancing around like a ballerina. Oh no! Not [Read More…]