Reading Time: 8 minutes Scientists recently created some surprisingly long-lasting hybrid monkey-human embryos. Today, let me show you this discovery, why some people are nervous about it, and how their discussion differs from anything we find in right-wing Christianity.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Hi and welcome back! Years ago, I wrote about how culture warriors’ message absolutely requires dishonesty. That was seven years ago, but very little has changed since then! Indeed, a recent story talks about geocentrists and the deceptive tactics they used to make their documentary sound more credible. And this story feels very, very familiar to […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes With their grandiose language, spiritual warriors certainly sound impressive. Ah, but if you lift the hood of this Jesus-built hot rod, you’ll find nothing more under it than a pokey little jalopy engine. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the utter banality that spiritual warriors mask with over-the-top Christianese.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! As many people do now, I feel disquiet and dread when I check out what Christians are doing lately. And I’m not just talking about the obvious ones shooting protesters and screeching about their worship of Donald Trump. To me, the range of behavior we see in Christians reflects the cardinal […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about Christian Smith’s 2019 book Atheist Overreach. In it, he poses three questions he thinks are super-important. And he asks these three particular questions for a reason. See, he thinks that if humans abandon religion forever, then we’ll bring much suffering upon ourselves. Today, let’s check out […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes In this book, the author expresses great concern over “how human societies might best be organized.” That’s certainly an innovative way to obfuscate a theocratic agenda, isn’t it? Indeed, a solid chunk of the book frets about how on earth societies can possibly function without adopting the rules that religions have set in place for their adherents. Today, let’s examine the argument from morality that he offers — and see what really makes it tick.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been reviewing Christian Smith’s 2019 book Atheist Overreach. In it, he seeks to persuade his audience of two things: first, atheists need to quit talking about religion, and second, that everyone actually needs religion to continue to be a dominant force in the world. One section of the book deals […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, I’ll show you what Frank Keating did, how his effort failed, and how nobody in his tribe of theocrats cared.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In this installment, we discover yet more evangelical weaknesses that have somehow been projected onto their worst enemies. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a town overtaken by the forces of evil — which look remarkably like the forces of evangelicalism!
Reading Time: 8 minutes There’s an insidious side to these streams of unreasonable demands. Today, I’ll show you what authoritarians’ non-solutions involve — and why they can’t change gears now.