Monthly Archives: July 2009

What he said:

If the word ‘good’ must mean approximately the same thing when we apply it to God as what it means when we apply it to human beings, then the fact of suffering provides a clear empirical refutation of the existence of a being who is both omnipotent and perfectly good. If, on the other hand, […]

A fitting Jackson tribute

With the deluge of Jackson coverage lately, I’m a bit King of Pop’d out. Well, to be honest, even before the coverage began, I could have done without all the obsessive tributes to such a creepy guy. Though after reading this article, I’m looking at Jackson’s transformative appearance in a different way — I’m actually […]

Chuck Norris = Pat Robertson on steroids?

Last week, the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit to stop a prominent engraving of “In God We Trust” from being put on the Capitol Visitor’s Center in Washington, DC. Apparently this makes Chuck Norris angry. And you won’t like Chuck Norris when he’s angry: How could anyone have anything against the engraving of […]

no, we’re not at the creationism museum

no, we’re not at the creationism museum, originally uploaded by becky b.. From the long-lost pictures from our vacation, earlier this summer.

Making Palin talk good

Vanity Fair’s literary editor grabbed his red pen and tackled the Palin “I quit!” masterpiece: Funny, the aftermath looks a bit like some of my thesis chapter drafts, post-supervisor — except that this vicious edit-job is far more amusing.

What he said:

The truth is that male religious leaders have had – and still have – an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women […]

The "pro-life" position of the Catholic church

Who said celibate priests are out of touch with reality? Earlier this year, in response to abortion of the Brazilian 9-year-old little girl (who was raped and impregnated with twins by her stepfather), the Catholic church automatically excommunicated everyone involved. Recently the church released a follow-up to this particular case, where they cemented the church’s […]