Selfish Children

Matthew 20:1-16 “1For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace … Continue reading Selfish Children

Objectivist Christians and the Unselfish Atheist

For me, I care very little about what Objectivism stands for in its Platonic form, the way Rand intended it. In debates, one is often chided to contend with the best form of the argument, but if that form isn't practiced in the real world, it's meaningless. A debate on purely philosophical levels is masturbatory. If I'm going to engage with someone in a debate, I'm only interested in their philosophy in so far as it shapes their actual thoughts and actions.

I Want An Atheist President

#Iwantanatheistpresident It's May, now, which means only 4 years and 7 months until the 2016 presidential election. Of course, before that, we have to survive this one. Since Mitt Romney is the Republican Nominee (yes, I know, not technically, but...) and we have a 2-party system in which a 3rd party can never hope to … Continue reading I Want An Atheist President

Bullying by an Anti-Bully Bully? Bully for you!

A couple days ago, my Facebook feed (ugh, I feel like I'm doing product placement every time I type that) included the following story, thanks to a Christian friend in my list: Anti-Bullying Speaker Curses Christian Teens Of course I clicked.  Unsurprisingly, the 'Anti-Bullying Speaker' referred to in the article is sex columnist, prominent GLBT … Continue reading Bullying by an Anti-Bully Bully? Bully for you!

“Atheists are about as useful as a third tit”

I don't normally do this, but this is irresistible. In response to my blog post, "In Support of Jessica Ahlquist," a commentator calling himself "Lord Monty" wrote this: You must love North Korea a fine atheist nation as is China and the rest of the fucked up nations of the world.. your kind will bring … Continue reading “Atheists are about as useful as a third tit”

In Support of Jessica Ahlquist

Jessica Ahlquist is a normal teenage girl.  She goes to school, reads Harry Potter and.. oh yeah, challenged her school board on the legality of having a Christian prayer plastered on the wall of her public school. I recently wrote on the prayer in school debate.  My opinion on it, in my mind, seems pretty … Continue reading In Support of Jessica Ahlquist

2012: The Year The World (Doesn’t) End

Alternate titles: Nothing's Gonna Change My World or So This Is The New Year, And I Don't Feel Any Different We're through the looking glass here, people.  2012.  Forget those rapture nutjobs and hypochondriacs, this is really the year that the world finally, horrifically comes to a screeching halt (or a halting screech; I forget). … Continue reading 2012: The Year The World (Doesn’t) End

You Got Your Gay Marriage Debate in My Prayer in School Debate

This video has been making the rounds, so chances are you've seen it, no matter where you stand on the issue of gay marriage (whether you're for it or wrong). I don't want to focus on that aspect of this video too much, though, because I've already written extensively on this topic. I will say … Continue reading You Got Your Gay Marriage Debate in My Prayer in School Debate