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Shrinkage

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Repost: The World Is Changing and the Churches Are Afraid

Reading Time: 4 minutes [I’m taking a break from the blog to bond with and care for my new son. Please enjoy this classic post! I’ll check in periodically to answer comments.] Last week, a Daylight Atheism commenter (thanks, Nathaniel!) pointed out that my post “Aid in Dying” had been cited on a blog on the Patheos Catholic channel, […]

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The World Is Changing and the Churches Are Afraid

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week, a Daylight Atheism commenter (thanks, Nathaniel!) pointed out that my post “Aid in Dying” had been cited on a blog on the Patheos Catholic channel, Public Catholic, whose author, Rebecca Hamilton, is a member of the Oklahoma state legislature. Needless to say, she was perturbed: Last night, when I googled euthanasia, I came […]

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Popular Delusions XI: Satanic Ritual Abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the surest marks of a pseudoscience is that it stays forever the same, never altering its claims, even as the world changes around it and revolutions in our knowledge come and go. While science evolves over time, with theories becoming refined to more closely track the truth, popular delusions stay the same through […]

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Delusions of Persecution

Reading Time: 3 minutes Late last year on Freethought Radio, Dan and Annie Laurie played a remarkable clip from James Dobson, talking on his own radio show about their program: The problem is that the Christian ethic is literally hanging by a thread. I heard just a few weeks ago that Air America, the very leftist radio entity… have […]

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Emptying the Haunted Air

Reading Time: 4 minutes Almost two hundred years ago, the English Romantic poet John Keats wrote a poem, “Lamia“, in which he lamented that the advance of scientific understanding would rob the world of its beauty and wonder. Keats’ chief villain, though not named in the poem, was Isaac Newton, whose use of the prism to split white light […]

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Claiming the Mantle of Victimhood

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Roman Catholic church is the oldest, largest, and very likely the richest denomination of any organized religion on the planet Earth. It has over 1 billion believers worldwide; controls its own sovereign country ruled by the Pope; is the only religious denomination with permanent observer status at the United Nations; has its own radio […]