The presidential race is about to get started, but not much in the way of fireworks yet. Until Romney picks his running mate, for the most part I'm going to ignore. Last week we looked at old, washed-up, has been Ted Nugent, who Romney actively sought support from. The Secret Service talked to the old windbag, but apparently found…Continue
As an outlet for the repressed literature student in me, I'm starting up this new series that focuses on characters in ancient Western literature who show some sign of skepticism or freethinking. By extension I'll also show the quacks, charlatans or authorities they dare to annoy with their tiresome voices of dissent, critiques and prodding for explanations, proofs, or…Continue
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: On the week of Earth Day,…Continue
There's more fantastic non-crazy news here in Quebec when it comes to secularism to brighten your Monday. The head of the regional health agency forced Narconon, a Scientology-run addiction rehab center, in …Continue
A leftist student holding the Tunisian flag argues with Muslim students, unseen, at the Manouba university in Tunis,
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 after scuffles erupted between Salafists students and members of a leftist students union,
wounding a few…
Sorry I haven't been very active here, I've been extremely busy. but on the upside I have a bunch of posts for you to view! Check them out below. There are a lot, but I hope you enjoy them all.Continue
We have been a going concern for about 14 months and have had visitors from 177 countries, including 1 from Greenland and more importantly 8275 different citiesContinue
I think you should all visit Martin's blog; I wish I had been there in Australia for this convention. I have never been to Australia and it's one of the places I'd like to visit. Martin comments on a talk by Sam Harris that certainly seemed very interesting. As you all know, I'm not crazy about Sam but he is an important figure for atheists and from what Martin says, his talk on death (he changed from "free will" to "death"; I'm glad he gave the free will thing a rest; death, we can all…Continue
Well, it's the war of the subway signs again, this…Continue
It turns out that anyone can reserve a ticket with the private space exploration company Space Expedition Curaçao to orbit for $95,000 USD. That's less than most people's mortgages. To my surprise there…Continue
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Juvenile emperor angelfish
I found a fake bill Bible tract last summer and blogged about it. I had it on hand and figured a Christian preacher would appreciate it.
Here's the calculus that unfolded in my mind. I figured I didn't need the bill any more and this guy was preaching to people on the street. No good for me. Maybe good for him. So I gave it to him - well I…Continue
The complex of beliefs and rituals surrounding Easter and passover make it so complicated and strange that the farther I go from religion the more it confuses the hell out of me. During my Catholic youth, I…Continue
Laws alone cannot safeguard a society. For a law to be effective, there must be a moral foundation in the populace, and a nation has to attain a certain moral standard before it can either make laws or apply them. It is a society’s morals that formulate its laws and guarantee their enforcement. Interpersonal relationships within a society are complex, and the laws that govern that society may not be able to deal with every individual case. Only morality can do that. When I moved from a still…Continue
Welcome to this week's edition of "The Weekly Planet." This week besides the usual topics I'll be adding education into the mix since that ties in with the global unrest and world wide protests. Education will be a recurring topic, as it should be, since an uneducated populace is an easily controlled populace.
Why Obama Will Not…Continue
Even though I spent more than a few years as a "good Catholic boy", for a time there I was deeply in love with a lovely, long-legged "Jewish Princess", who eventually broke my heart. Sigh...
Although her family was not particularly "observant", during that time, I learned much about the traditional Jewish culture, mostly from her extremely old grandmother,…Continue
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Well today's Good Friday when we're all reminded by Christians about the bloody crucifixion of the almost certainly fictional Jesus Christ. So I thought I would write a seasonal piece about the topic that disregards why precisely he had to…Continue
Last night I went to my fridge to get some soy milk for my coffee (lactose doesn't agree with me) and I noticed a 1,000,000 dollar bill fridge-magneted to the door with all the other stuff. I had put it there last summer after I found it while walking in the park near the river at the bottom of our street. Young Christians were wandering the park with…Continue