Okay, so we have a new visual layout to Atheist Nexus. Groovy. Took me a while to sort out where everything is, and wonder where at least one thing has gone to, to wit:Where Is The A|N Latest…Continue
When Peter Sprigg speaks publicly about his opposition to homosexuality, something odd often happens.During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that the Bible condemns…Continue
Being nice to others and cooperating with them aren't uniquely human traits. Frans de Waal, director of Emory University's Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in…Continue
She walked into the Roman arena where the wild beasts awaited her. She trembled not from fear but from joy.Her name was Vibia Perpetua. She was just 22, a young mother singing hymns as the crowd…Continue
Loren Miller has not received any gifts yet
Warden Henry Brubaker has seen Wakefield Prison as it is, from the inside. He initially entered Wakefield incognito, as an inmate, sufficiently schooled in its practices and usages not to be caught like an unaware first-timer. He comes forward after an incident with an enraged death-row prisoner and proceeds to attempt to do something the prison board never expected: to actually reform the prison.
His efforts meet resistance from all quarters. The prisoners figure he’s…
Yesterday evening, while waiting in the car for my stepdaughter as she did some shopping, I was listening to our local NPR station. The show was: “Q, with Jian Ghomeshi,” and one of his guests was one John S. Dickerson, pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Tempe, AZ and author of the book, The Great Evangelical Recession. It would appear as though some evangelicals have recognized that their numbers are dwindling and that their title “evangelical” has been besmirched by, among…Continue
A long time ago, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention put together a track entitled: “It Can’t Happen Here.” Exactly what it was or is that can’t happen here is never particularly mentioned in the song, but ol’ Frank seems to be adamant that whatever “it” is, it ain’t coming down around here (wherever “here” is) ... or maybe it is.
It was a long but productive week I spent in Dallas. Helping bring a system up, teaching a…
It was just one more article from the Huffington Post about Stephen Hawking, the Big Bang, and the fact that no god was necessary to make the whole business happen. I’ve probably seen dozens of such articles over the past four or five years and watched him discuss the matter with people like Larry King. Same stuff, different day,…Continue