Figuring out what reality is really like is not a game whose rules have to be fair

Shortly after moving to Patheos, I noticed the blog of Dwight Longenecker, with a post about how the presidential race is neck and neck because half the country believes in God and half doesn’t. (I wonder, did Romney’s “47%” remarks cause people to become atheists?) I didn’t have time to comment at the time, but I [Read More...]

William Lane Craig’s promotion of anti-gay pseudoscience

In my post on Craig’s defense of Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, I mentioned how Craig is “willing to traffic in almost any kind of fundamentalist pseudo-intellectual garbage when it’s convenient for him,” and promised to write more about it in the future. One of the major examples I had in mind is Craig’s promotion [Read More...]

Read the dead uncharitably

I have mixed feelings about the so-called “principle of charity,” which Russell Blackford once stated as, “read others on the basis that they are probably saying something that’s not absurd.” On the one hand, people say absurd things often enough that this may not be such a great assumption when it comes to figuring out [Read More...]

FREEDOM!!! (and open thread)

Okay! Now working just one job! (Background here.) Religion blogging to resume momentarily. I’m done ranting about politics fora while, I promise. For now, have an open thread. [Read more...]

An open letter to friends from my hometown

“At first I didn’t think Romney’s comments were any big deal, but then I realized he was talking about me, and so many Americans like me.” Let that quote (which you can find more on here) sink in a bit. [Read more...]

How much will the Affordable Care Act really help?

I’ve written before about how the Korean healthcare system is way superior to that of the United States, as the latter exists now (with the Affordable Care Act not fully implemented). It’s clear to me that some kind of government-sponsored health care system, like you find in most developed countries, would be a good thing. [Read More...]

Jejudo

And now for something completely different: a guest post I wrote for my friend Chris’ travel blog about a weekend trip I took to Jeju island. I think I tweeted it yesterday, but what the heck I can post the link here too. Warning, some pics NSFW. [Read more...]

I am the 47 percent

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I apologize for all the political blogging and limited religion blogging, but I’m a fatal combination of (1) really agitated about the 47 percent thing (2) too busy to pay much attention to more than one thing. We will return to your regularly scheduled programming next week, but until then, I have this: [Read more...]

Who Mitt Romney has insulted

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Via Facebook: [Read more...]


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