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The Sin Police

May 7, 2015

“An angel won’t come to your house if you have a dog.” “It’s a sin to eat with your left hand because the devil eats with left hand.” “The Prophet hated women who pluck their eyebrows.” These are just some of the declarations people have made to improve me and make me a better Muslim. 672 more words

Beyond the Fishbowl

In my forties, I attended university to study theology. I expected to take that study and extend it beyond the walls of the classrooms. I had big dreams. 621 more words

Theodore Drange

Theodore Drange is a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at West Virginia University. He has a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. 46 more words


Stop calling it a "culture war," call it what it actually is

So I saw another truly ridiculous piece of conservative outrage today, about the squawking, dishonestly named “One Million Moms” group (a proud owner of 3,000 Twitter followers) getting upset that gay people exist. 1,977 more words


The "Minimal Facts" approach is certainly named correctly, at least...

A couple of months ago, a Catholic apologist visited an atheist forum that I frequent- Atheist Forums– and quickly caused quite a stir with a number of threads arguing for the historicity of Jesus Christ and his resurrection. 1,844 more words


"Don't judge, we all have our sins,"... except if you're gay.

Earlier this year, Josh Duggar was embroiled in a scandal involving his past molestation of several underage girls, including some of his sisters. A procession of conservative christians came out of the woodwork to defend the man, including presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, with the main theme of their wheedling predophilia-apologia being that everybody sins, that Jesus forgives all sins, and so therefore nobody is in any position to judge Duggar period, so shut up. 1,654 more words