The Rapture (revised version)

Mike Clawson here again… I’m sure many of you are familiar with those horrendous/disturbing/hilarious “Chick Tracts” – those, little cartoon tracts that express some of the most extreme Fundamentalist theology out there; e.g. Catholics aren’t really Christians and the Pope is the Anti-Christ, role-playing games are a recruiting tool for full blown witchcraft and Satan [Read More...]

Re-fighting Familiar Policy Battles

A quick note before I leave work for the day – The Secular Coalition for America just sent out letters to members of the Senate Finance Committee urging them to oppose two proposed amendments to the healthcare reform bill. Senator Orrin Hatch has submitted amendment #C10 requesting that funding for Title V abstinence-only-until-marriage be restored. [Read More...]

How Many Crosses Does a Family Need…?

Jim Jeffcoat used to play for the Dallas Cowboys in the era when they won Super Bowls. His son Jackson will play college football next year. USA Today ran a profile of their family. The article doesn’t mention religion. It just focuses on how the dad is a great role model in the family. But [Read More...]

Did Ken Ham Get Something Right?

You know how the Creation Museum’s Ken Ham is usually full of crap? Every soundbyte coming out of him tends to deserve a refutation. But, I gotta say, he was at least in the ballpark of sanity this one time. Might as well document it. Ham was asked why the Creation movie about Charles Darwin [Read More...]

A Request to Readers

A couple months ago, the number of hits to this site began to go up dramatically. It’s happened before in spurts but never this much without any sign of tapering off. I’m not complaining. In fact, it’s very exciting. But there is one down side to it. This site has no corporate overlords to pay [Read More...]