Consider the brief “history” of atheism as outlined in a recent post by a member of an atheist group in Tucson, Arizona. Here history is construed as the presentation of facts across time; to tell the history of atheism quickly all that is required are the names, dates, and arguments of various figures [...]
The marriage battle is over and everybody knows it, even Maggie Gallagher, even World, which nevertheless just dedicated part of a cover package to a small group of young evangelicals who have vowed to keep fighting. The dispersal of the troops continues to be a fascinating thing to watch, mostly [...]
Last Wednesday, the Pentagon announced its decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat, opening to them over 237,000 jobs in infantry units. Women have been serving on the frontlines alongside men for the past ten years in Iraq and Afghanistan, so while this is an important move, it’s also a recognition of [...]
I can remember a time when “secular” was a dirty word. Growing up in an evangelical home secular meant, primarily, secular music: the kind of music which was forbidden because it was by, of, and for “the world”. To my well-meaning parents, the secularism of secular music was a slippery slope which might cause me, [...]
Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio was disinvited from delivering the invocation at President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony after ThinkProgress unearthed a 20-year-old sermon in which he called homosexuality a sin, endorses ex-gay therapy, and utters the usual hyperbole about homosexuality “undermining the whole order of our society.” This isn’t the [...]
So this thing that should be an Onion article but isn’t is providing internet feminists and parodists with some delicious low-hanging fruit. According to Suzanne Venker, the niece and protégé of the famously hard-working, career-having anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly, men are sad and [...]
One of the things that most powerfully affected my point of view as a young adult was discovering how deeply I had been deceived about the motives of various groups outside my religious community, especially “liberal elites,” which included journalists, university professors, scientists, government bureaucrats, all the typical bogeymen of [...]
Yesterday we posted Adam Caress’ long response to my roundup of social conservatives’ reaction to their election loss, in which he responds to my claim—and that of the writers I quoted, who all self-identify as social conservatives—that social conservatives understand this year’s election as a defeat. He claims that I (and [...]
Given the ongoing economic recession in America, it should come as no surprise that the economy was far and away the leading issue for voters in the recent re-election of President Barack Obama. According to The Washington Post, an overwhelming 60 percent of voters said the economy was the biggest issue facing the [...]
Well, it’s over. Truly, finally over. It was an election night that surprised (disappointed?) most pundits who thought for sure this thing was going to drag on forever and ever. And, though the night itself did — did you also stay up until after the President’s speech, around 2 a.m. here on the east coast [...]
I’m not sure how long I’ve been arguing that conservative evangelicals lost the culture war, but it’s been a while. Over time, I’ve realized that’s not exactly right; the culture war is much too complicated and entrenched to ever really be “over.” But we speak of it simply in terms of the religious right’s [...]
Actually, that title basically says everything I want to say about this (go ahead, click it):
But, just for fun, I’ll unpack it a little.
Misinformed: The pie chart on the site indicates that something like 75% of Christians, or what it refers to as Good People, support Romney. Leaving about [...]
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