A Catholic response to the “why don’t you consider dead kids lucky?” question

A Catholic response to the arguments I made here and here (though I’m not sure if the author was responding directly to me, or if he heard these arguments from some other atheist): [Read more...]

More on the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER

As a follow up to my post “Face it: you don’t actually believe in God,” I should point out Libby Anne’s post on the subject, which talks about what it was like for her as an evangelical to hear about how Andrea Yates murdered her children so they wouldn’t go to Hell. [Read more...]

What I’d do in a zombie apocalypse

In honor of the apocalypse that didn’t happen yesterday (it’s already Saturday morning in my timezone), I though I’d answer a question that’s near and dear to the hearts of many people of my generation: what would you do in a zombie apocalypse? [Read more...]

Face it: you don’t actually believe in God

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I’ve been meaning to do a post on a number of the awful things Christians have said about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but I think I’ll write about just one of them. This image has been all over the web, but I got this particular version of it from JT Eberhard: [Read more...]

Explaining satire 101: a follow-up to my “Does this cartoon offend you?” post

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It’s weird to realize that my “Does this cartoon offend you?” post is my most-viewed piece of writing ever by a wide margin. I’m not exactly sure it’s my most-read piece, because I’m not sure how many people on Reddit actually read the thing rather than just looking at the cartoon I was commenting on [Read More...]

The Republicans lost, and they’re threatening to take the rest of the country down with them

I’ve been watching the fiscal cliff mess only half-interestedly, see here for the latest installment. I don’t have any strong opinions on what exactly Obama should do here, tactically speaking. It looks like there’s a lot to be said for just going over the cliff at this point, but I don’t know for sure. [Read more...]

So I’m confused: who did Paul think would be saved?

So my “tweeting my way through the Bible” project (which you can follow at @UncredibleHallq on Twitter) is currently on Romans. This has reminded me of something that’s puzzled me for awhile: what on earth did Paul think about who would be saved? [Read more...]

A public service announcement regarding a certain religious organization

The following is an excerpt from chapter 4 of the book. [Read more...]

Writer’s block: figuring out what to say about philosophy and science as they relate to religion

So, next on the agenda is to rework my half-completed drafts of chapters six, seven, and eight of the book, which deal with philosophy and science. But I’m feeling a bit stuck. [Read more...]


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