Much has been said and written over the last week or so about Dan Fincke’s proposed civility pledge. Some may be wondering what I think about it. So here it is: No, I won’t be taking the pledge (as I’ve told Dan directly), but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some merit to it and a …
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Feb 21 2013
Feb 20 2013
I’d never seen this video before but it’s absolutely hilarious. It’s Steven Seagall claiming to be a psychic, a “healer” and a Buddhist God. No way. A reincarnated Buddhist God wouldn’t look that stupid when he runs.
Feb 19 2013
We have a new blogger, Eric MacDonald of Choice in Dying. I’m really excited about this because end-of-life issues are important to me. I’ve lost several loved ones in situations that involved withdrawing life support and letting them die peacefully as they wished rather than continue to keep their bodies alive for no reason. His …
Feb 19 2013
Feb 18 2013
Slate has an article about the world’s oldest (found so far) porn, a bunch of paintings and carvings found in China that are more than 3000 years old. Despite his advanced age, there appears to be no truth to the rumors that Hugh Hefner is responsible for them.
Feb 18 2013
Kirk Cameron, who would need a promotion to get to be a has-been hack, is helping Liberty University teach its film students how to “impact the next generation and the culture for Christ” by making crappy movies and TV shows. And Liberty U is so proud of this that they sent out a press release …
Feb 15 2013
Erik Rush, it seems, has never met an Obama conspiracy he didn’t like, especially the ones he extracts from his rectal cavity. His latest bit of paranoid lunacy is to claim that the health care reform bill is a cover for Obama to declare Christians to be crazy and put them in an asylum.
Feb 14 2013
I somehow managed not to hear about this at all, but Christina Stephens, one of JT’s co-bloggers both here and at Patheos, was in a terrible accident and is going to have her lower leg amputated. She will be off work for a couple months and could use some help. One of the amazing things …
Feb 13 2013
Dan Fincke and Libby Anne’s latest question in their Forward Thinking series is a very interesting one: What would you tell teenagers about sex? Let me preface this by saying that I don’t have any kids and I never will. And I don’t think you should wait until they’re teens to talk to them about …
Feb 12 2013
Mere days after being let go by Fox News, likely at least in part due to the fact that he’s either wrong or lying about nearly everything, my former colleague Dave Weigel catches Dick Morris telling several major whoppers in an appearance on the Piers Morgan show. I’m shocked. Absolutely shocked. As Dave puts it, …
Feb 11 2013
Rebecca Watson reports that two of the daughters of Fred Phelps have left the family and the Westboro Baptist Church, joining two of their brothers including, of course, Nate Phelps. Megan Phelps-Roper posted on her website that she and her sister Grace have left:
Feb 08 2013
Andrew Sullivan has begun posting transcriptions of a conversation he had with his friend Christopher Hitchens many years ago. The idea was that they would sit down over wine and have a recorded conversation, but the audio was not good enough to make public. So now he’s transcribing it in bits and pieces. In this …
Feb 04 2013
Some of you have already noticed that we put a widget on our side bar a couple months ago with Paypal buttons for you to contribute to Freethought Blogs if you’d like to do so (and thank you so much to those who have contributed). And the other day someone sent in a donation along …
Jan 31 2013
A few months ago, in the wake of Todd Akin’s disgusting statements, I published an essay written by a friend about rape, abortion and difficult choices. Her name was not revealed, at her request, but I thought the message was important and needed to be put out there. She has now decided to go public …
Jan 31 2013
The American Bible Society has released a list of the nation’s most “Bible-minded” cities, based on polling about how often people read the Bible and whether they believe the Bible to be the word of God. I don’t think anyone will find many surprises on the list.