Irony Maiden
June 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 Chance
May 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.

“You (non-Christian) Kids Get Off My Lawn!”
February 26, 2014

Nowadays, to be intolerant is not the opposite of being Christian, it’s the essence of it!

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.

Pez, Scientologists, and Super Powers
November 19, 2013

I challenge your entire worldwide church to find ONE person who can pony up ONE super power and demonstrate it under scientific testing conditions.


You Scientologists do like science, don’t you?

Atheist Church vs The Chicago Bears
November 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.

From Oliver Sacks’ Lips to the (ex) Pope’s Ear
August 22, 2013


I just wanted to drop you a quick note after I read that you had a “mystical” experience when God told you to quit your job.


The Joy of Sects
May 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.)

From Dr. Who to Mr. Spock: The Perfect Humanist Day
August 6, 2012

For the third time that day, I was among people who had a deep appreciation for science, reason, and humanity in a way that did not invoke anything supernatural to gain that appreciation. We humans made that art, that child, and that spaceship. People took the risks associated with those creations and accepted those consequences.