Who Deserves the Blame…?

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America Is Not a Christian Nation

Seth Andrews, The Thinking Atheist, tackles the right-wing talking point that America is a “Christian nation”… whatever that means: The most important rebuttals begin at the 1:35 mark. [Read more…]

Mitt Romney’s Ultimate Plan…

I knew it! My fellow Americans, can I have a moment of your time? It would appear that, following yesterday’s leaking of a video that shows me effectively writing off half the nation’s voters, we can pretty safely say my presidential campaign has come to an end. Oh, technically it may still exist, sure, but [Read More…]

Sam Harris on the Freedom to Criticize Religious Beliefs

Sam Harris‘ latest piece, “On the Freedom to Offend an Imaginary God,” has only been up for a few hours, but it’s spreading fast (and crashing his servers, apparently). In it, he denounces those who stress “religious sensitivity” to Muslims in response to the “Innocence of Muslims” video instead of full-blown support for free speech: [Read More…]

Innocence of Muslims, a Week Later

It’s been over a week since protests erupted across the Muslim world in response to the “Innocence of Muslims” video. I’ve seen the video in question — it’s bad. Laughably bad. A VHS recording of my very first nativity play circa 1993 has higher quality production. Sadly, the quality of a video is not enough [Read More…]