If religion were to fizzle out

Chris Hedges's column today, "After Religion Fizzles, We’re Stuck With Nietzsche" claims that mainstream Christian and Jewish religion is in decline, and that the kind of secular options that might replace religion are nothing to be enthusiastic about.I think he underestimates the resilience of religion—particularly the right wing, magical-thinking, enthusiastic forms of religion he does not have much use for. It looks like conservative Christianity and Islam will continue to go strong, … [Read more...]

Modal logic

In every possible world, modal logic is a useless waste of time. … [Read more...]

Commonsense Atheism interview

The Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot podcast has seen it fit to air my rant about intelligent design, physics, God, and so forth. It's 45 minutes, if you want to listen. … [Read more...]

Blasphemy revival

A Polish entertainer has apparently been charged with blasphemy—"insulting religious feelings." It's nice to see that it's not only Muslims; Catholics are also doing their best to demonstrate how delicate their sensibilities are.I also just finished David Nash's Blasphemy in the Christian World. He has a lot of recent history in it as well, and he points out that blasphemy as a legal and social concept has been undergoing something of a revival in the Christian world since the 1990s. I've … [Read more...]


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