Nature vs. Nurture, Verified Miracles(?), and Why do you hate God?June 20, 2018
I don’t hate God, Homer Simpson, or any other fictional character. Though I have seen Homer Simpson.
Irony MaidenJune 29, 2017
Elizabeth Moss’s role in The Handmaid’s Tale should be a cautionary tale for all Scientologists
Cubs win, but what about the Universe?November 3, 2016
Coins land on edge, someone wins the lottery, asteroids kill off large swaths of life on our planet, a universe pops into existence. All of these things happen without defying the laws of physics. The Core Theory is intact. We’re ok.
Give Scientologists a ChanceMay 19, 2015
Leah Remini, another ex-Scientologist (and former co-star of King of Queens) was there, and mentioned at one point that most Scientologists were good people. That shouldn’t have surprised me. I was sitting in the midst of a crowd of people who to a person were kind, fun-loving, decent people. Many were at one time not just Scientologists, but big hitters in the church with serious positions and responsibility.
Grand Canyon Atheists? Dear Jeffrey Kluger at Time magazine…December 6, 2013
What cold-hearted atheist could gaze upon such a sight and not be filled with marvel and reverence – not for some vague deity created to explain ancient mysteries, but for the barely imaginable grandeur and power of nature? We could practically hear Darwin whispering in our ears to take note of condors soaring effortlessly while we plodded, of scorpions scurrying about while we slept, and of healthy plants that thrive on less than 10 inches of rain per year. We felt God could only be superfluous to such scenery, and would unnecessarily complicate the story behind of this massive mechanism at work.
Atheist Church vs The Chicago BearsNovember 12, 2013
If non-believers want to gather and sing and feel good about themselves, more power to them. The secular among us should find as many ways to get together and be happy as they can. Just because it’s not my cup of tea doesn’t mean others shouldn’t participate.
The Joy of SectsMay 6, 2013
Specifically – obviously – women (who are over ½ the U.S. population) have been getting screwed by religion since well before whatever fiction writer dreamt up the story of The Fall in Genesis. (There, Eve is forever blamed for original sin because she… what now? Ate from the Tree of Knowledge? Oh, please. If God were just, he would have given her a medal instead of kicking her out of the Garden.)