Non-Believers Argue Over Jesus

March 24, 2012

Two accomplished scholars recently voiced differing and combative views on the historicity of Jesus. I’ve read works from both of the men involved, and they are both accomplished authors and historians. Even though I’m a little surprised at some of the rhetoric used, I plan on providing this academic contretemps…

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Religious Money & Influence Infect Congress

March 21, 2012
U.S. Capitol

With so many religious groups paying to persuade and influence congressional politicians, it brings to mind a pithy one-liner that sounds like an old George Carlin comedy routine: If god isn’t dead, he must be broke, because his followers are spending all of his money. It’s not funny, though, especially…

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Sam Harris Destroys Free Will in Short Book; I Await Future

March 17, 2012
Sam Harris

Sam Harris has taken away my free will, and I’m not happy about it. Just what in the deuce does this man think he’s doing? You’re all familiar with Harris, aren’t you. He earned a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. He has…

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Killing Newborns, ‘After-Birth Abortion,’ Infanticide – My View

March 14, 2012
Peter Singer

No one will be happy after reading this post. No one should be happy after reading this post. Those with an over-active ability to emote may need to proceed with caution, as the subject I’m discussing makes even me, a professional misanthrope, a bit edgy. I recently took Christian apologist…

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‘Christian Atheist’ & Radical Theologian Dies in my Hometown

March 11, 2012
Is God Dead?

A radical theologian who co-authored a book declaring the death of god has died in my home city of Portland, Ore. William Hamilton died at the end of February of congestive heart failure at the age of 87, according to According to KGW, Hamilton was an “atheistic Christian” who…

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