Monthly Archives: November 2014

Virginity and Faith: When Sexual Experience Sires Religious Illusions

In his Critique of Pure Reason, Immanuel Kant wrote, “For as regards nature, experience presents us with rules and is the source of truth, but in relation to ethical laws experience is the parent of illusion, and it is in … Continue reading

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We Proclaim; We do not Include

 Among theological liberals desperate to “fix” Christianity lest it die in obscurity and obsolescence (say, how is membership in liberal “churches” doing again?) one of the key goals is to make Christianity more inclusive. Why are American congregations so white? … Continue reading

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Yes, the Problem is Clearly “Religious Extremism”

That, at least, is the main cause of terrorism according to The Guardian;  and there’s no possible way they could have been any more precise. Religious extremism has become the main driver of terrorism in recent years, according to this … Continue reading

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The Other Shirtstorm

Feminists just can’t stop talking about clothes these days, and not just when it comes to scientist Matt Taylor. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently explained his penchant for simple gray t-shirts: I’m in this really lucky position where I get … Continue reading

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Catcalling and the Criminalization of Social Ineptitude

By now, most everyone has heard of the video of a model being catcalled as she walked down the streets of New York. Under the guise of raising awareness about this casual form of alleged misogyny, it has served mainly … Continue reading

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No Reason to Get Excited

So America’s latest round of Choose the Form of the Destructor is over.  I must confess that I did feel some genuine pleasure at seeing the Democrats losing so badly in last night’s elections.  I shouldn’t have.  Not because it’s … Continue reading

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