THE CANOPY AND THE COSMOS: What Kilmer Knew, What Sagan Never Dreamed

Today, December 6, is the birthday of Joyce Kilmer.Alfred Joyce Kilmer (December 6, 1886 – July 30, 1918) was an American journalist, poet, literary critic, and editor.  He was considered the leading Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, and was compared to G.K. Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc.  He died too young, at age 31, leaving his fans to wonder what else he might have accomplished had he lived.  A sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment during World War I, Kilmer was killed … [Read more...]

Atheist Teaches Bible Stories With R-Rated Legos!

This is a story that's just hard to believe:  That an atheist would create obscene pictographs of Lego people in sexual situations, publish them as "Bible stories," and expect us to like it.Brendan Powell Smith, the artist/author in question, did just that.  I wrote about some of the scintillating pictures today over at Patheos.Under "The Law" for example, there are sections on: Sexual dischargesLeviticus 15:16 "When a man ejaculates semen . . ." (the scene is of a Lego man mast … [Read more...]

Tennessee Town Stands Up to the Atheists

Chances are you’ve never even heard of Whiteville, Tennessee.  As of the 2000 Census the town, in the west side of the state in rural Hardeman County,  had a population of only 3,148, living in an area of 2.4 square miles.  The median income for a family was only $28,603. But what Whitehall does have is faith.  That’s why, several years ago, the residents of the town raised funds to erect a large cross atop the town’s water tower. But along came the Freedom From Religion Foundation—which file … [Read more...]