Posted inLaw

How the NYT botched its coverage of the Supreme Court’s football prayer case

Reading Time: 8 minutes The New York Times‘ hit podcast The Daily published what should have been a straightforward episode on Wednesday morning about a controversial church/state separation case in front of the Supreme Court. Instead, they screwed up basic facts and leaned heavily on the Christian side of the debate. The case in question is Kennedy v. Bremerton […]

Posted inReligion

The prima facie problems with prayer

Reading Time: 3 minutes There are obvious—prima facie—problems with prayer. Prime problems that hit you in the face like a divinely unstopped tsunami. But what is really evocative of the bind that religious believers find themselves in is the idea that they are praying in the first place. Okay, let’s back it up a little. No, a little bit […]

Posted inPhilosophy

Satan and Most Prayer Are Nonsensical

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve just had another interview with Gnostic Informant, initially continuing from the previous one in the context of heaven and hell, moving on to talking about Satan (“A great conversational piece, some great examples if you’re up against a theist. I really enjoyed learning the problems with prayer and Satan, I never would have thought […]

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Hospital staff get an earful of Jesus from critically ill preacher

Reading Time: 2 minutes THE headline in today’s Christian Post reads “Billy Graham’s grandson shares Gospel with hospital staff while battling COVID in ICU.” It goes on to gloomily report that Billy Graham’s grandson, Jonathan Lotz (pictured) – son of Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the late evangelist Graham – is critically ill with Covid-19, but that he’s using […]