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Justice Scalia says religion is more important than law.

  “The Rule of Law is second only to the Rule of Love. The here and now is less important than the hereafter.”  — Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice. In America, the Supreme Court is the ultimate judge.  Once it has decided a matter, that’s pretty much it.  Antonin Scalia, one of the judges who … Continue reading

Troy Davis, the Death Penalty, and Christianity

Troy Davis is dead, and nothing can bring him back.  Was he guilty of the murder of which he was accused?  I don’t know.  The truth is, nobody knows for sure, and that’s very disturbing.  The death penalty debate has been front-and-center recently, with gun totin’ Texans cheering for Cowboy Rick’s bloody record as governor, … Continue reading

Reflections on Post-9/11 America

I’ve been thinking about what to say about 9/11 for most of a month.  Most of what has come to mind is a list of things I don’t want to talk about.  Yes, the attacks were awful.  Yes, I feel very bad for the people who died and those who lived through it.  Yes, I think the … Continue reading

Women in Atheism: What do they *really* talk about?

For many weeks now, I’ve been hesitant to comment on what has become known as “Elevatorgate.”  If you’ve been under a rock, here’s the synopsis.  Atheist blogger and feminist Rebecca Watson was propositioned in an elevator by a drunk guy late at night after a speaking gig at a conference.  “Elevator Guy” politely (but awkwardly) asked … Continue reading

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