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Civility Project #1: Pay Attention

Working at a school for kids who have special needs, I spend a lot of my time with children who tend to be pitied for their challenges. 751 more words

Undesirable changes in language.

A while ago, noted biologist P.Z. Myers was asked during a live radio debate not to call Geoffrey Simmons (of all people) an “ignorant” for considering it uncivil. 225 more words


That Shepherd Character Thing

There’s a place for the shepherdess, but there is a huge, overwhelming need for men to rebel against social mythology.

Guys, nothing in Christ’s teaching requires you to be nice all the time in every context. 891 more words


How to Be an Atheist Without Being a Total $%!# About It

Let’s be honest. Atheists in America have an image crisis.

And by image crisis, I meant that we’re trusted less than rapists.

I’ve written about Christian blogger Benjamin Corey a couple of times in the past. 1,708 more words

Where is Rwanda and How Do They Celebrate a Genocide Anniversary?

Today the church prays for the diocese of Byumba, in Rwanda. There is Rwanda, below, right in the heart of Africa, nestled between the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi. 663 more words

Living Conditions

Shaming Shame

He could not have been more than 3 years old.   The little guy, occupied with toys displayed on a pharmacy shelf, was sitting alone on the floor at the front of the store. 824 more words

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