From the archives: How William Lane Craig misleads his followers

Ever since going to the Harris-Craig debate, Craig has been on my mind an awful lot. There’s one thing I’ve alluded to here and here,and meant to do a post on, but kept putting off: the fact that Craig works very hard to give his followers a false impression of the facts on key issues. [Read More...]

The most clueless attack on Dawkins I’ve seen yet

This may not be the dumbest attack on Dawkins I’ve ever seen, but I think it wins the award for least-informed about the views Dawkins has been promoting for years now: [Read more...]

Justifying secularism

I’m trying to decide how much to agree or disagree with this post by Russell Blackford: [Read more...]

Dirty thoughts involving asprin

So a week ago, Foster Friess, the guy behind Rick Santorum’s Super PAC, claimed that back in his day women would just keep an aspirin between their legs as birth control. This made a lot of people mad, but my favorite comment about this is was the tweet that said, “If you can’t figure out [Read More...]

The under-rated “famous violinist” defense of abortion

The view taken by the Catholic Church, and other anti-abortion extremists, that a single fertilized human egg cell is a person, has always struck me as bizarre. Well, since I was old enough to think about the issue anyway. And I’ve realized for just as long that there isn’t going to be a magic moment [Read More...]

Randal Rauser doesn’t know how to speak English

Apparently, Randal Rauser doesn’t know how to speak English–how else to explain two of the most recent posts on his blog, arguing first that many people who call themselves atheists should stop because they don’t know what “atheism” is, and then that Mormons are actually atheists. Um… wow. I’m tempted to wonder whehter he’s deliberately [Read More...]

Diversity, also “[adjective] bloggers”

I’m not properly settled in to my new country by any means, but I found a relatively cheap internet cafe and Natalie has a post titled “Thoughts From A Diversity Hire” which I want to comment on, so briefly: [Read more...]

Brief blog break and a couple requests

I’m about to run off for one last weekend with friends in another city before flying off to Korea. Therefore I’ll be taking a brief blog break from now until whenever I get sufficiently un-jet lagged/settled enough to actually have spare time. Probably sometime next week. Until then, a couple things. [Read more...]

Insofar as the Catholic Church is harmless, it’s because nobody takes it seriously

Last week, Freethought Blogs picked up a new member, Libby Anne. She grew up in the Quiverfull movement, and her first couple of posts gave me a new perspective on the Catholics and contraception shitstorm. First, from her introductory post: [Read more...]