Break the cycle of fatherlessness, set high standards for yourself, serve those in need, and stop using racism as an excuse for lack of excellence, President Barack Obama told the graduates of Morehouse College, an all-black male college in Atlanta, Ga.
Joe Flacco's use of the R-word got him in deep water last season, after he commented that it was "retarded" that the 2014 Super Bowl would be played at the MetLife Stadium.
Movie stars have always fascinated me. We follow their dressing sense, emulate them, secretly envy them and even the most polite among us feel obliged to pass snide remarks on them as if they belong to each one of us. In this email interview, Pakistani actress Saeeda Imtiaz, who portrays the role of Jemima Khan [...]
When the Buddhist path becomes a template for bypassing it becomes essential to loosen its tight grasp as an absolute illusion catering to a ”save one//save all” salvation & notice it as an alternative approach, flowing toward some wholesome realness at its best. There seems to be an epidemic going on where in our access to availabilit read more
Of all the posts I've done on this site, the ones that talk about atheist weddings and secular wedding vows still get hits long after they've been published. People are always looking for examples of how to have a non-religious ceremony...Show More Summary
How many members of the Westboro Baptist Church can defect before the whole place crumbles? Rhetorical question, perhaps, but following the stories of Lauren Drain and Megan Phelps-Roper and her sister Grace and atheist Nate Phelps,Show More Summary
The Chicago Department of Public Health has placed billboards featuring teen boys with "pregnant" bellies throughout the city, as part of a newly launched campaign to prevent teen pregnancies.
The Virginia Governor's race is already shaping up to be incredibly expensive and polarizing, pitting former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe against Tea Party darling (and textbook conservative Christian) Ken Cuccinelli. It's...Show More Summary
The other day, I posted a video from Christian group Reach America called "The Thaw." It featured young Christians talking about how they're "persecuted" for their faith: I also posted a video response that offered a crude-language-laden rebuttal to those claims... Show More Summary
Here's a fascinating, albeit anecdotal, conversation between an atheist and his two co-workers (who also happen to be identical twins): [Click headline for more…]
It looks like Ken Ham and Dr. Georgia Purdom found out that I sent atheists to their "Answers for Women" conference. (We know this because they don't link to the site and their comments are closed...) Purdom doesn't want to respond to the claims Louise and Kate made in their post, probably because it's hard to defend slides like this: [Click headline for more…]
The Last Policeman by Ben H. WintersMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThe date that everybody knows is October 3, six months and eleven days from today, when a 6.5-kilometer-diameter ball of carbon and silicates will collide with Earth.Reading this book, I mused that perhaps all this science is not the best thing for us. Show More Summary
With three full-blown scandals currently surrounding the Obama administration, there are too many "-gates" to name just one. The level of corruption is so high right now; it is like Saul Alinsky is running the White House.
NLM was founded nearly eight years ago in 2005, a few months after the election of Benedict XVI -- a period when many blogs were founded in point of fact. For eight years this blog has been a day to day part of my life, involving thousands...Show More Summary
Father Wayne Dawson, who is from South Africa and is currently serving in the Diocese of Monterey, Calif., is set to become a U.S. citizen May 23. “I’m very excited about being a priest and I’ve very excited of being a citizen of America, a beacon of hope,” Father Wayne recently told Catholic News Service. […]
A number of people have taken to Twitter to call for the resignation or ouster of Ron Lindsay from the Center for Inquiry (CFI). He has even been labeled a misogynist for his remarks at Women in Secularism 2. I am concerned that he may be forced out, and so I wrote to the CFI to express my support. Show More Summary
Mohini Ekadashi occurs during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of April/May. In 2013, the date of Mohini Ekadasi is...
Refusing to let beauty become a trap. I heard the news of Angelina Jolie's mastectomy on NPR last Tuesday as I was driving to work. Several co-workers stopped by my office that morning to ask I what I thought about her decision to remove both her breasts to prevent her from getting breast cancer. "I think she's brave," I said. Show More Summary
Whatever your addiction, God's grace is the only hope for a way out. W hen Heather Kopp arrived at rehab, she didn't fear the physical agony of withdrawal or the chance that she would relapse. Rather, she worried she wouldn't fit in....Show More Summary
The IRS scandal, Benghazi incidents, and the disappointment of dishonorable leadership. The recent scandals swirling inside the beltway seem to have come one after another—Benghazi, the AP records seizure, the IRS audits. While investigations...Show More Summary