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Tag Archive for ‘freethought’
When Reason is Not Enough
Here we are in the Age of UN-Reason. (call it nuts, crazy, wacky, weird or downright dangerous, we live in […]
Paine Management for Believers and Non-Believers
As I’m about to teach a six-week class on a forgotten freethinking founder of America, it becomes clearer to me […]
A Closer Look at the Lord’s Prayer
This week’s column takes a closer, rational, line-by-line look at the so-called Lord’s Prayer or “Our Father.” Many of us […]
What’s in the Backpack?
I wonder how many people are aware of the deceptive way some evangelical churches are sneaking their gospel goodies into […]
Here we are again, discussing something that “gets my goat,” milks my goat and makes goat cheese … or […]
A fascinating “Hidden Brain” podcast with obvious parallels to religious belief: Facts Aren’t Enough: The Psychology of False Beliefs (NPR)
Room for Shrooms
Countless varieties of these little things pushing their way up and out. What is hidden will be revealed, perhaps.
Pray for Them?
Yet another tragic event (this time in Kyoto, Japan) and people are twitching their twitter fingers with “Pray for them.” […]
Thomas Paine in Space
Paine in space? Not quite. But these powerful words from the first Latino NASA astronaut, Franklin Chang Diaz sound like Tom’s […]
Question of the Day: Noah
Maybe it’s all the water … the rains and floods … that got me thinking about this again. Here’s a […]
Freedom and Philadelphia
Images of Freedom, not all the typical ones, from Philadelphia.