December 20, 2012

The Problem Even Religion Can't Solve

DJ Pangburn, Death and Taxes

For the last several days I’ve refrained from weighing in on the Newtown massacre. As abominable as it was, I’ve felt that the media, in all its varied shapes and sizes, together with observers on the right and on the left, have exploited the tragedy. There’s something about money being made in such times that positively rankles me, and so I remained silent. Well, call me a hypocrite, because I’m now throwing my two cents in; mostly because I’ve really had enough of the religious absurdity shooting across the ether from some politicians, religious leaders and a fair number of journalists and bloggers trying to make sense of the tragedy.

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October 25, 2013
Using Science to Diss Religion
Evan Derkacz, Religion Dispatches
I love Pacific Standard magazine. Their entertaining, short posts and longer features use the latest research to examine conventional wisdom and to propose new ways of thinking about old or intractable problems... among other... more ››
October 22, 2013
Google vs. Evil
Mike Schulson, Religion Dispatches
Google’s slogan, famously, is “Don’t be evil.” Cute, right? Except when Google starts, for example, to intergrate your name and picture into advertisements without permission, and then things get uncomfortable. After all,... more ››