ZOMG, it must be a right-wing plot! Maybe. But Pew Research posted this data on the relationship between U.S. religious groups and their political leanings not so very long ago. Consider this […]
Backlash against “heaven tourism” memoirs does a disservice to the genuinely curious
Critics assume readers seek only confirmation of their prejudices. If you never have, you owe it to yourself to visit Aeon magazine. The often illuminating British site publishes essays on science, philosophy, […]
Lost our way morally? Like hell, Mike.
In Huckabee’s America, all who fail to believe as he does are morally bankrupt From Mike Huckabee’s announcement of his 2016 presidential campaign: “But we’ve lost our way morally. We have witnessed […]
Mark Jackson needs self-awareness counseling
Fired Golden State head coach preaches the virtues of paying your dues, even though he never paid any himself. Mark Jackson, until recently coach of the Golden State Warriors, was fired for […]
Words Matter: Industrial climate disruption is not a religion
Industrial climate disruption has no deity and thus is not a religion. But that won’t stop deniers from misusing “religion” in an attempt to discredit industrial climate disruption.
The devil is in the details: WHICH Christianity are we making the official state religion, exactly?
Legislators in North Carolina recently introduced a bill to make Christianity the official state religion. That bill has now been turfed, but we can probably expect similar moves in the future. An […]
Gay marriage is a matter of church and state
It’s unlikely that the Supreme Court will side with common human decency and allow homosexuals to marry. My colleague is correct that we have more important issues to deal with and that […]
First in a series I’m forty-thousand feet above the Rocky Mountains. Denver is some ninety miles to my left and a long way down. I’ve lost the sun beyond the curve of […]
Has NASA discovered life on Mars? If so, what are the implications?
Something is up with the Curiosity rover mission. Except nobody will tell us what it is. But they’re sure acting like it’s a big deal. It seems NASA and the Curiosity rover […]
The most important lesson we should all learn from the 2012 election
“You idiot! Get back in there at once and sell, sell!” As we set about the process of compiling and canonizing the 2012 election post-mortem, one thing we keep hearing over and over […]