Reading Time: 4 minutes The worship of Us Against The World has taken over Christianity.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Because I don’t believe in a wrathful god or an afterlife of pain, I don’t feel a responsibility to turn my son into an ideological carbon copy of me.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The culture war is already happening, and scientists didn’t start it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Trying to stop people from educating themselves is one of the worst crimes there is.
Reading Time: 6 minutes How a philosophy of reason and individualism became a dogmatic cult.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You can’t change someone’s mind until you understand the reasons why they believe as they do.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The rise of Donald Trump has bewildered and dismayed pundits, especially conservative pundits. Many of them are treating it as a freakish fluke, a black-swan event that nobody could have predicted. But the clues were always there, for anyone who knew how to spot them. In his last, doomed line of attack, Marco Rubio accused […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes So, it’s time we talked about Donald Trump. The improbable presidential candidate has been flying high since his speech at Liberty University, where he was warmly welcomed by president Jerry Falwell Jr. The speech itself was underwhelming: he flubbed a biblical reference, cracked off-color jokes and made his pandering laughably obvious. Yet none of it […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes • Iceland repeals its blasphemy law, which they apparently had until now? • Three cheers for California! The state legislature ends all non-medical exemptions for mandatory vaccination, despite vociferous protests from die-hard anti-vaxers. • In the wake of the Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex marriage, some Christians are writing optimistically about the last-ditch option of retreating […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes In the eyes of the religious conservative movement, America’s best days are always in the past. They bemoan the modern era of activist government, heightened sensitivity, and moral complexity, and look back fondly to an imaginary golden age where the wealthy could do as they pleased, the state bowed down to the church, and men […]