Twitter is full of teenage idiocy (and adult idiocy), certainly, but there is so much more to it than that. From interesting articles to hilarious one-liners and thoughtful conversations, Twitter is actually an impressive and useful amalgamation of all the best things on the internet.
Not to harp on this subject any longer, but one of the funnier comments left on the Washington Post article was one referring to me, inexplicably, as a "Pretentious Hipster Doofus." Or something like that, I'm not really gonna research it. This is quite funny to me and, I imagine, to most people who have … Continue reading What God and Hipsters Have In Common
In a previous post, I discussed common arguments against gay marriage and laid out counterarguments against them. Considering the blog setting, the post couldn't possibly deal with all of the nuances of each argument. I attempted to make my points as readable and succinct as possible without expending too much energy on arguments that are, … Continue reading Arguments Against Gay Marriage: Addendum
False Equivalents There has been an interesting (albeit, predictable) reaction to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's recent rally: A lot of people accusing the Rally of creating a 'false equivalency' between the two opposing sides of the political spectrum. Never mind that the Rally's point was to shed light on the frequent false equivalencies spouted … Continue reading Neutrality (or, You’re so vain, you probably think this blog is about you)
Facebook is hardly the place for nuanced debate, but I try from time to time. Even in my attempt to avoid simplification, I inevitably simplify. I realize that, but the idea is to get the conversation going in a less emotional direction. In the spirit of The Rally to Restore Sanity, I guess. Click the … Continue reading abortion
Welcome Pharyngula-ites! Thanks PZ for the mention. Why am I so hard on religious people? Why keep harping on this subject? It is a fair question. After all, I have family members who are religious. I have friends who believe in God and are participants in practices of faith. Most of the world believes in … Continue reading Rationalism vs. Irrationalism: Why I Will Not Apologize For Questioning Your Faith
I love a good debate. You all know that. Debating questions of religion and God are a fun diversion for me, in the way, say, playing Halo might be great entertainment for you. On occasion, having a debate with no end in sight can prove fun, like when you're at a concert and the band … Continue reading Good Without God?