If there's one thing "smart" Christian apologists should have figured out by now, it's that they shouldn't mess with math. Whenever they claim to have irrefutable proof
of God's existence
, not only are they wrong, their math is so faulty that it brings all of their other credentials under scrutiny.
, a self-described mathematician, has no problem perpetuating that trend. She says the Bible's account of Creation is so definitive
that there's "Less Than 1 Chance in 479 Million [that] Moses Made Up The Creation Account
." (And Christian sites are happy to spread the news
Those odds are pretty damn improbable. I'm pretty sure you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning... as you accept your multi-million dollar check for winning the lottery... and being left-handed. Or something like that.
So let's see this incredible proof!
The Secular Coalition for America is releasing its "Model Secular Policy Guide
" for politicians with a briefing on Capitol Hill today. (For the sake of publicity, they invited runway models -- get it? "Models"? -- to serve drinks and hors d'oeuvres to the attendees... which sounds like they're just gift-wrapping
critics a reason to denounce them.)
The guide, endorsed at least in part by more than 86 non-theistic groups across the country, is "meant to help educate legislators on the views of secular and nontheistic Americans on pertinent issues." The largest section of the report is devoted to advice on health/safety-related issues.
While most of the policy recommendations are no doubt obvious, here's a rundown of the big ones:
The country of Luxembourg, population just 525,000 (but an international powerhouse of finance), just became the first nation in the world whose top two leaders are openly gay
While I imagine that few local voters care with whom prime minister Xavier Bettel
(left) and vice prime minister Etienne Schneider
share their beds, one of Bettel's proposals
may ignite controversy:
The author of an opinion piece
on Coloradoan.com asserts that
By removing God little by little from the public square, the courts -- note, not Congress -- are in fact establishing the religion of atheism as our national religion.
I fond both that snippet and the headline pretty funny:
Atheism Becoming National Religion of U.S.
When Jessica Ahlquist
filed a lawsuit against her high school, the backlash on Twitter was bad. The threats were worse
. The same thing happened to Damon Fowler
even though he never actually went to court.
When it comes to church/state separation lawsuits, we've seen some brave individuals step forward recently and identify themselves
But what if they didn't have to come out? Couldn't the cases just proceed based on their arguments without requiring their names to go in the public record? In some states, that's not allowed. Filing a lawsuit requires initials for minors and names for adults, making them susceptible to threats and revenge from their enemies.
In a new paper published in The Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law
, Professor Benjamin P. Edwards makes the case
for why pseudonymous lawsuits should be allowed to proceed and he uses Ahlquist and Fowler to make his case: