A shirt is just a shirt. Or is it? Continue reading Purple shirts
About a week ago I was startled to see atheist Ron Reagan’s commercial on CNN. Previously I’d only seen it air a few times — last year on Comedy Central during The Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Now suddenly it’s going mainstream? First I should point out that while Reagan identifies himself an atheist, he’s not … Continue reading CNN to air special on atheists in America
This commercial aired on both The Daily Show and the Colbert Report tonight. I was startled to see it but absolutely delighted. Yes! More! Nothing like seeing the name Reagan on an atheist ad in an election year! Oh, wait … are atheists allowed to run TV commercials??? Continue reading Atheist commercial? OMG!
Are we as a society turning our backs on science? Have we decided to just throw up our hands and go back to the first half of the Twentieth Century or earlier? It certainly seems like it sometimes. CHILI’S AND THE ANTIVAXXERS A few days ago we heard that Chili’s, the popular restaurant chain, had … Continue reading Are we turning our backs on science?
As the sun sank slowly in the west (in Italy), Pope Benedict XVI stepped out of the public limelight and into “retirement” (though he’ll continue to reside in the Vatican), his every move described in rapt reverence by this morning’s commentators on ABC News. Really? I’m sorry, but as an increasingly cynical old atheist, I find … Continue reading Papal resignation: The more things change
Those in the mood for some thoughtful reading about religion, atheism, and parenting should check out “Godless mom strikes a chord with parents” on the CNN belief blog and the related discussion on “Kids Without Religion,” the “godless” mom’s blog. (Forgive my cringe; “godless” always sounds pejorative to me.) I applaud what this mom, Deborah Mitchell, is doing; … Continue reading ‘Godless’ mom draws record number of comments