Once in awhile a TV writer gets something right. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. There’s an ER episode called Atonement that’s rather astonishing when it comes to getting some aspects of religion and morality right.1. It’s not a perfect episode, but there’s a gem to be found.
We’ve been told that President Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. Anybody who gets into Columbia and Harvard has to have some smarts. Then please tell me why he often sounds so stupid. At a
A 2009 study is said to have showed that swearing might help to mute the pain of an injury. A new study claims the same result, both of which are a waste of time and money. “It taps into emotional brain centers and appears to arise in the right brain,
What’s an EMP and why should we care? An Electromagnetic Pulse is triggered either by a supersized solar storm or a strategically placed terrorist atomic weapon. They are both capable of disabling the electric grid that powers modern life. Either event could fry all electronic components including computers, phones, radios,
Ohio is said to be an election bellwether state. This means that how the people in Ohio vote is an indication of how the majority of the rest of the nation will vote. Ohio, like other bellwether states, is a microcosm of the nation. Ohio, with only two misses in
I’m always intrigued when I see an article on a liberal website deal with some biblical topic. I hope for the best, but I expect the worst. The latest article is written by Amy-Jill Levine and Douglas Knight for the Huffington Post. The title is simple enough: “The Bible and
Atheists and non-atheists are going to debate the topic ‘Would the World Be Better off Without Religion?’ this evening at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The debate will start at 6:45 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m., November 15, 2011. Here are the debate participants: British
I saw the following post on Facebook: “Why would anybody CHOOSE to be gay, with all the stigma that goes along with it?” The assumption being made by this person is that there are so many negative things attached to “coming out” as a homosexual, that only a person who
Vice President Joe Biden makes at least one outrageous statement each week, and the media hardly notice. When Dan Quayle, vice president under George H. W. Bush, misspelled potato as “potatoe” (he must have been thinking of the plural), it became a media event. Here’s a Biden favorite of mine.
Richard Dawkins, the high priest of today’s modern-day religion of evolution, has written a children’s book with the title, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True. When a scientist tells you that he knows what’s really true, he is being a philosopher not a scientist. There are
Prominent and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins accused the Wyndgate Country Club outside of Detroit of “cancelling his planned speaking event at a fundraising dinner due to his view of religion,” or lack of it. The dinner was organized by the Center for Inquiry along with the Richard Dawkins Foundation. “The