Two obvious points: 1) Its been a really long time since I’ve blogged! 2) Obviously, its the 14th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/2001. I’ll skip the boring and lame reasons for #1 and focus on #2 today. Every year on 9/11 I feel like I should have something profound to say. I never really […]
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Today, I was told two things about myself I didn’t know (add groan). The first being I’m a Marxist. The second being that since I’m an atheist, I subscribe to a religion. While it’s entirely possible I misunderstood the person’s intent (this was after all a Facebook discussion, which aren’t known for their details and […]
Over the past few days, an announcement has been circulating primarily among atheist-focused Facebook pages. The topic: proof that Jesus never existed according to American Joseph Atwill who will be giving a presentation in Britain this month about his “new discovery” in promotion of his books, no doubt. As a result, I have found myself […]
One of my academic and religious studies mentors is someone I’ve never met, or technically studied under. His name is Dr. Bart Ehrman. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is very respected as a scholar of the Bible and is an early Christian historian. […]
A few days ago, Hemant Mehta from the Friendly Atheist posted a link to an interview by CNN’s Piers Morgan of comedian Ricky Gervais, an unapologetic atheist. I think it so perfectly highlights the beauty of leaving religion, that I wanted to share it with you all. You can view the full interview at the […]
In my recent post “Disagreement Does Not Equal Intolerance” some readers called me out on what seemed to be a contradiction in my message. While the contradiction was unintended, I can understand why it was interpreted in such a way. Such is one of the reasons I have this blog… to tidy up my writing […]
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So far, a fascinating look at how the U.S. Constitution has evolved, and how the interpretation of it has changed (for better and worse) from a Republican to a Democratic view (don't assume you know what he means by those terms, they are not about political parties) by a law professor Randy Barnett, who has argued cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Recommended Must Read
Economics is one of the most critically misunderstood disciplines in a democracy. Your ignorance is peril for us all. Sowell explains complex topics very simply.
If you care about Free Speech at all, this is an important read written from the perspective of someone at the center of a modern battle to uphold one of the most important principals of classical liberalism.
If you can only pick one book to read all year, pick this one. I rank it as one of the top 5 books all humans should read. It will be time consuming as its long and dense, but its also easy to read, and filled with gobs of nuanced facts and analysis to show how the world is better today than at any other time in history. Life is good, and Pinker has the proof.