American Christians, this is on you. For years, you have told us that we - the atheists, the agnostics, the homosexuals, the Muslims, the liberals - are the reason bad things happen in America. You have argued that mass shootings are due to our immorality, that we removed God from our schools and homes, that our … Continue reading #FakeChristians
It's not enough to know that "fake news" exists; we need to be humble enough to acknowledge that we are susceptible to it, and to blame for it.
Since World War II, we have been a nation that said we were a home for the outcast. It has been our identity in the world; it has been our beacon, a figurative idea made literal by the statue of Lady Liberty that stands roughly 5 miles from where I type this. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
I don't believe in gods or guns. Why this offends the sensibilities of a large portion of America I'll never understand. But, rest assured, in times of trouble, I don't suddenly start praying for a .45.
"Nothing Upon Another's Word" (in the original latin) is the motto of the Royal Society of London, one of the oldest (if not the oldest) organizations dedicated to science. This motto is the essential heart of science.
Move around enough, meet enough strangers, come face-to-face with enough gray-haired 30-year-olds, and you will inevitably be confronted with this confounding "truth": Gravity is a lie. We never landed on the moon. Obama is from Pluto. Jesus wasn't white (nor was he Jewish). Your broccoli isn't organic. There is a certain portion of the population … Continue reading “Everything You Know Is Wrong”
Suicide is an option. It’s not the best option. It’s not even a good option, but it persists as an option and for some of us, that immutable fact colors all of our experiences, past, present and future.
Dear Mr. or Ms. Editor, Sorry.