Another delightful installment of Esquire's video series Mysteries of the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson asks Tyson, "Why has science become so political?"
The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses 12 reasons we know astrology doesn't work.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Logo. HRC is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organizations in the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I receive more questions from readers than I'll ever have time to answer, but I like to try answer those that seem to come up again and again. Show More Summary
In Ireland, where 84% of the people consider themselves Catholic, the nation has become the first in the world to vote in favor of legalizing gay marriage.As much as you hate to see marriage equality subject to popular vote, the demographic trends appear to have finally caught up to the ballot box, at least in one country.
Today’s episode of “The Pastor Steven Anderson Show” features our main character having what can only be described as an aneurysm as he yells at members of his congregation who want to move out to the countryside and become farmers. Because the city is where all the unsaved people live and, unless you go to [Read More...]
This baptism announcement was actually printed in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet this week:
Sweet! Here's a compilation of Steven Pinker's best arguments and comebacks. (Likely the first of many such videos.)
This is pleasant.It's a church play explaining how much God loves you... by condemning a good woman to burn in Hell for all of eternity.
Esquire has created a fun series of videos titled Mysteries of the Universe with Neil deGrasse Tyson.In this episode, Tyson is asked, "What's the meaning of life?"
The Parents Television Council is one of those activist groups that complains about television shows that don't meet their specific set of standards. It's the same group responsible for generating the biggest freakout following Janet Jackson's exposed nipple during the 2004 Super Bowl. Show More Summary
On May 7, Air Force Major General Craig Olson spoke at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event in Washington, D.C. This would be fine as a private citizen, but he did it in uniform, violating his own branch's regulations.
This story just keeps getting worse, doesn't it?As you may recall, when it was discovered that Josh Duggar had been touching his sisters' breasts and vaginas, he was sent by his parents to a Christian clinic for "counseling." The police report said this:
Matt Walsh, a conservative Christian blogger at The Blaze, doesn't think this whole Josh Duggar thing is a big deal. Sure, he molested his sisters, but c'mon. People are making a way bigger deal about this than they should be.In fact, Walsh says, it's progressives who are the real hypocrites here:
Earlier this month, I posted about how the Jehovah's Witnesses were losing money. One of its leaders made a pitch for followers to give the Church all their "valuable things."In their latest propaganda video, the Church shows a little girl choosing between buying ice cream for herself... or donating that money to a church.There's only one way this commercial can end:
If you've been following Sam Harris' new podcast or blog posts, you know he's been working with Maajid Nawaz (a former self-described radical Muslim) on a book about Islam.That book, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue, is now available for pre-order:
Let me see if I've got this right. Someone I've never heard of, Josh Duggar, who is part of a reality TV show I've never heard of ("19 Kids and Counting") and the Executive Director of the Family Research Council's FRC Action is in the...Show More Summary
Atlas Shrugged, part III, chapter I Dagny and John Galt set off on their tour of the valley. They drop Quentin Daniels off at Midas Mulligan’s house (“the only one built two stories high, an odd combination of fortress and pleasure resort, with stout granite walls and broad, open terraces”), then drive on: Abruptly, behind [Read More...]
With all the stories circulating about Josh Duggar and how he reportedly molested five girls when he was younger -- including several of his sisters, while some of them were sleeping -- the network that airs his family's show appears to be taking some action. TMZ reports:
Jeb Bush is tired of the arrogance that abounds in the discussion of climate change. That's right, he's tired of the legislators who think that a snowball trumps science. He's fed up with the graduates of the University of Conspiracy...Show More Summary
In a statement released on Facebook this afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee expressed his support for Josh Duggar, despite allegations that he molested five girls (including his own family members, while some of them were asleep).