This morning, J. Clare Peteet posts the following in a comment to Irregular Times:
J Clifford, science admits it cannot tell us what caused the Big Bang….
The famous astrophysical scientist, Stephen Hawking, says, “Anyone who chooses to believe in a Universal Creator is standing on ground as solid as a scientist who denies Creative […]
Today is Independence Day in the United States, and while many people treat Independence Day as a historical commemoration of the Revolutionary War, it is not. Independence Day marks the signing of a piece of paper on July 4, 1776 and invites us to consider the ideas animating that paper. Some of those ideas are […]
“Reporter” Todd Starnes of FOX News has issued his prediction for the fallout from yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling that because of the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution, conservative Christians can’t continue to prevent other people from exercising their own freedom to marry:
“Churches and faith-based business should prepare for lawsuits and government […]
States that elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate tend to have smaller populations of non-Christian residents, relative to their size – though even in those states, diversity is increasing. […]
Percent of Americans who indicate they are “Atheist,” “Agnostic,” or “Nothing in Particular” when asked to identify their religion in the 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Survey: 22.8%
Rank of Atheism/Agnostic/Nothing in American religious identifications: #2 (behind Protestant)
Percent of Americans who indicate they are “Catholic” when asked to identify their religion in the 2014 Pew […]
Whoops! Darn it, my mistake.
Again? Why do I keep hitting the wrong key?
I meant to post a funny picture of Garfield wearing a hipster sweater and making a remark about the size of the latest NASA budget.
Trying again… I swear this was the Garfield image, not the Mohammed […]
The supporters of HB 0615, a bill before the Tennessee House of Representatives to “designate the Holy Bible as the official state book,” prevailed with 55 “Aye” votes. They are:
Rep. Alexander Rep. Brooks K. Rep. Butt Rep. Byrd Rep. Calfee Rep. Casada Rep. Coley Rep. DeBerry Rep. Doss Rep. Dunlap Rep. Dunn Rep. Durham […]
… with slow but steady change:
Source: Pew Global Attitudes Survey
So far this year, legislators in the following U.S. states have introduced bills using government power to promote prayer:
Arizona Illinois Iowa Kentucky Minnesota Nevada South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia West Virginia
According to U.S. Census data for 2013 (the most recent year for which data is available), these states have:
a lower share of […]
[A tip of the pen to DocDawg, whose blog post on the situation in North Carolina got me all riled up.]
Republican party officials love to proclaim that theirs is the “party of hard work”, that the GOP stands for the idea that Americans should stop whining, show up to work and get the job […]
Conservapedia, the website boasting “500+ million views,” describes itself as “A conservative approach to education… a way to educate advanced, college-bound homeschoolers, this resource has grown into a marvelous source of information for students, adults and teachers alike.” A voice for American conservatism, Conservapedia subtitles itself “the trustworthy encyclopedia” while declaring that:
“All verifiable evidence […]