(Warning: there's a loud noise at 0:48. Be careful if you're wearing earphones!)Richard Dawkins speaks strongly about young-Earth-creationist "science education" in an insular religious community…Continue
"How many kids would remain theists if we stopped lying to them about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy -- if we acknowledged all along that they're make-believe characters like Winnie-the-Pooh and Cinderella?"
In response to statements that gay couples can't produce a child (and therefore their marriages shouldn't be recognized, or their sex is "sinful", or whatever), Dan Savage has famously retorted that "Anything is…"
"Great cartoon, Ruth!
From Dan Barker's song "Nothing Fails Like Prayer":
It's the final week of the school year, but you haven't studied your best So you stay up and cram for the final exam and pray for God's help on…"
"Someone pointed out that if all traces and memories of Christianity were to suddenly be eliminated from the earth, people would not rediscover that particular "truth". But if all traces and memories of science were to suddenly be…"
"Isn't that the short story where a Handicapper General makes sure everyone is equal, not just in opportunity, but equally mediocre. Strong and athletic people have to wear weights, beautiful people have to wear masks, intelligent people have to…"
"There are recipes for cookies that look like cat poop. (Google and ye shall find.) The suggested way to serve them is in a new, never used litterbox, with a new, never used litter scoop. Just sayin'..."
"It's not because you're a Christian. It's because you're used to taking your privilege as a matter of course, that "obviously" you "should" get your way in the government and be favored in the social order…"
"I appreciate how Ms. Rossetti covers a whole range of people's* identities, circumstances, and choices, such as having a child at a young age, choosing not to have children, being asexual, enjoying lots of sex, having brightly colored hair…"
"I should add the pictures I've posted in the comments of Secular Sexuality, Bisexual Atheists, Polyamory, Atheists who love Science!, and LGBTQI atheists, nontheists, and friends: (again, click to embiggen)
"Many Reform (and Conservative, and Reconstructionist, and Jewish Renewal) Jews might be low-key theists, who think God probably exists but doesn't take things as seriously as the Orthodox suppose. It's hard to tell from surveys where…"
"The NRA is a bit of a trigger point with me, now that I've learned that we don't have a Surgeon General in the United States, who could have led a strong response to the Ebola crisis, thanks to their (and Rand Paul's and the…"