Jack Chick just put a new tract out — you know, those asinine and bigoted gospel tracts that are some of the best entertainment for skeptics. Go enjoy it…
I apologize if this is old news to others here, but I just noticed this: as of 26 Apr, there are 10,348 clergy signatories to An Open Letter Concerning Religion and Science. Among other things, the letter states: We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up … Reason for hope
Ilya Somin is a law professor at George Mason University who recently wrote several blog entries on prejudice against atheists, especially in the law: Hostility to Atheists More Hostility to Atheists Still More Hostility to Atheists Hostility to Atheists in the 1991 General Social Survey Murders of Atheists Because of Their Beliefs about Religion Somin … Hostility to Atheists
A Christianity Today article describes, in part, how seven-year old Becky’s mother helped her to overcome her uncertainty about the existence of God: An idea I’d heard several months earlier came to mind. “Let’s make construction paper flowers and write a prayer request on each one. We’ll pray every day for the requests. When God … Sometimes (unless you ask for something trivial) the answer is “No.”
In light of Rabbi Gellman’s recent editorial about “angry atheists,” here’s a piece of good news. The LA Times recently reported on a high-profile counter-example: Julia Sweeney, a “smiling atheist.” (Thanks to Eddie Tabash for pointing out this article to me.) For more information, see Julia’s blog.
Here is an interesting article on the Founding Fathers’ intent for the separation of church and state, focusing on the practices of the Post Office: http://atheism.about.com/b/a/242048.htm/ I’d never seen some of these points before. Thanks to Bill Schultz for pointing this out to me.
World Magazine recently blogged about the “shrinking liberal family.” Although I usually disagree with the viewpoint expressed by that magazine, this is one issue where I find myself in agreement with them. In fact, it is something I have been saying for years. I don’t claim to have hard statistical evidence, but it has always … The Shrinking Secular Family