Tag Archives: Culture

Post-Christian Radicalism

Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and is also an associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York.  Back in March, the NPR interviewed him and he made some interesting observations … Continue reading

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The Alt-Right and Atheism

I was going to comment on this, but Dhay did a better job that I would have.  So I thought I would repost his observations here: Only three days after Sarabeth Kaplin’s 13 August 2017 post on the Friendly Atheist … Continue reading

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The Postmodern Land of Oz

William Briggs has an interesting essay entitled, “When Marriage Can Be Anything, Marriage Can Be Anything.” He begins as follows: It is only irrational animus, bigotry, and hatred that causes some to deny that human beings and fairground rides cannot … Continue reading

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The FFRF’s Vacuous Case Against Lehigh County’s Seal

The militant atheist activist group, The Freedom From Religion Foundation, has filed a federal lawsuit against Lehigh County (in Pennsylvania) because of the county’s seal.  Here is what the seal looks like: The cross in the center has outraged the … Continue reading

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Expanding Secular Values

I ran across this the other day: Polyamorous Rights Advocates See Marriage Equality Coming for Them Here are some excerpts: The couple – a husband and his wife – are polyamorous, and had just moved in with their girlfriend. And … Continue reading

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Blame Shifting

One of the interesting subtexts of the New Atheist movement is that there are many New Atheists who are more “anti-Christian” than merely “anti-religious.”  A good example of Hemant Mehta, the so-called “Friendly Atheist.”  We all know that if a … Continue reading

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New Atheists Fading

Last year, I cited some evidence that suggested the New Atheism movement was past its peak and was beginning to fade into insignificance.  This year, it sure looks like the New Atheism movement continues that trend.  Consider some basic facts. … Continue reading

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The Modern Secular Man

As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. It’s her second date this week; her fourth this month … Continue reading

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