Monthly Archives: November 2010

Presenting the Christopher Hitchens vs. Tony Blair Debate

Please sit back and enjoy this video presentation of the debate between Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair, held in Toronto on Friday, November 26th.  The victory has been given to Mr. Hitchens, as had been expected.  This had been a much anticipated event, considering the two are actually friends.   Toronto was chosen for the event…

The Myth of Christian Persecution in the United States

It’s getting to that time of year again when the Christian whiners start complaining about being persecuted because the evil, heathen, baby-eating, godless horde of devil-worshipping atheist are trying to steal Christmas.  This is in addition to the whining they normally do, which is sickening enough.  They walk around with a Gibralter-sized chip on their…

Book Review: “Outgrowing God” by Alan Jeskin

Alan Jeskin’s “Outgrowing God” will keep you in page-turning mode from the minute you pick it up until you are done.  If you get the Kindle edition, your battery will run down before you are ready to put the book to rest.  Jeskin, a decorated Navy officer and son of Liberian immigrants, offers up his…

Morality: Secular vs. Religious

Lately, there has been an increased level of discussion in the social networks and blogs on the topic of morality.  The lines that are typically drawn regarding the necessity of religious belief as a pre-requisite to morality have not changed, but the level to which the religious apologists have had to take their arguments have. …

Indonesian Muslims: “Obama Has Blood On His Hands”

Obama spent part of his childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Part of his trip abroad this week involves speeches where he will talk about the partnership that the United States is building with Indonesia and Indonesia’s pluralism and tolerance. Indonesia has a Muslim majority and about 20,000 of those Muslims attended rallies to protest Obama’s visit. A spokesman for the Muslim…

To Serve Man…

I’ve received a lot of email regarding my last blog entry.  Most of it was positive, but there was a significant amount that was not.  Accused of being as intolerant as those I write about, I think that my detractors have failed to understand that I am intolerant of intolerance, such as it is.  While I…