What Would JT Do (WWJTD)About to hit the road.
Ok, I need to go grab a haircut and other shiz to get ready to hit the road tomorrow. The first leg is down to Arkansas to watch the play my mother is directing Friday night followed by a trek up to Springfield on Saturday for my debate. Will try to sneak a post in [Read More...]
Creative Atheist7 Extreme Liars (er, Prophets)
Those who don’t believe in the divine specialness of any of the major religions’ prophets may nonetheless disagree about their sincerity. Here’s an atheist author who believes they were just plain liars.
Love, Joy, FeminismCTNAHM: Force Yourself to Listen to Your Wife’s Concerns
By Aletha. You can't see it, but my head has exploded from nonsense overload. Yes, it is important for a partnership to function together. But the idea that women come unassembled to men is insane. Are females empty heads until they are "properly bedded" on their wedding night? I may be just full of wimmin hormonz, but I'm fairly certain I had a personality and desires and needs and education before I even met my husband.
Camels with HammersMy Deconversion Isn’t Special
The other day someone online, noting how often I reference my deconversion, told me my story was unremarkable. And I thought “Of course. That’s the whole point“. I don’t explore my deconversion because it’s terribly unique. I write about it because it’s mine. I write about it because I want to understand myself, express myself, [Read More...]
Cross ExaminedBiblical Marriage: Not a Pretty Picture
Do the Bible and the Church make a clear and unambiguous declaration that marriage is between a man and a woman? Nope. Our view of marriage is recent, and the Bible has some pretty crazy stuff about marriage.
Rock Beyond BeliefBrian Kolfage and Jan Vrotsos
This post has nothing to do with atheism. All of us at Rock Beyond Belief strongly believe in social justice and that it is an integral part of the liberties we have fought for as members of the U.S. Military. This story took many weeks, months in fact, of investigation on behalf of all of [Read More...]
Unreasonable FaithAtomism is Just a Theory
The tumblr blog WTF Textbooks turns a critical eye on the textbooks written for Christian homeschoolers, and pulls out whatever howlers can be found. Here’s one of the latest: (Dawn L. Watkins, Science 5 for Christian Schools 2nd Edition (Greenville: Bob Jones University Press, 1994), p 98) I think this is the natural result of [Read More...]
Daylight AtheismWeekend Coffee: Rewilding
While I was doing research for this week’s post on de-extinction, I came across an article by George Monbiot on the phenomenon of “accidental rewilding” that I thought was worth sharing. I loved the book The World Without Us, which describes how rapidly nature would move in and erase the artifacts of civilization if human [Read More...]
The Uncredible HallqHow much you like someone is a poor predictor of their ethical behavior
It’s been observed that subcultures have this problem where conflicts within the subculture tend to devolve into popularity contests, even if they’re officially someone else. Everyone involved may claim they’re taking a principle stand, but somehow the more popular person ends up crushing the less popular person the vast majority of the time. This is [Read More...]