Imagine No Religion

19 February 2008

There's a Billboard War going on in some spots around the United States. One particular site is in Chambersburg, PA -- that's a relatively short drive. I'd love to go see these billboards in person.

How do you demonstrate support for this message once you're there?


What If Dawkins is Wrong

18 September 2007

Via Digg, I stumbled upon a video of Richard Dawkins answering a simple question.

I'm apparently to understand that he's demonstrating all these other odd beliefs which we don't believe and could equally be subject to those hells for disbelief, and Christianity provides just one more example. Unfortunately, his style of delivery feels more like an attack, so his subtle point could easily be missed -- I agree with the guy, but I missed it at first. I was terribly disappointed.


Teachers Just Want to Have Fun

02 May 2007

I heard on the news this morning that Millersville University is involved in a lawsuit over denying a teacher her certification over a MySpace photo of her with a drink at a Halloween party.

Rightfully, she's suing the school over the whole thing. I hope she gets this corrected. In an age when anyone can post anything about anyone, it doesn't make sense to evaluate if she posted the pictures herself or it was someone else. There's nothing wrong with having an unprofessional life, and we need to learn to consider context. A drunken pirate at a Halloween party does not imply she represents a drunken pirate in the classroom.

Would this have been different if it was posted to FaceBook, which had traditionally started out as more of a college-age service? Of course, MySpace started out as a place for bands, so what's it matter what the intended audience is?

Here's a more local link to the story.


Environmentalist Democrats?

23 April 2007

Was I not paying attention during the previous two presidential campaigns? I knew I was voting for the Democratic candidate, but I don't remember thinking I'd be getting super-environmentalists.

Gore ran with the whole global warming thing, and now it seems the Kerry's have tossed a book onto the bandwagon.

It's great to have high-profile people bringing attention to these issues, but it feels like some may be using these hot issues to maintain their high profile.

I just don't remember these people running on these platforms. I must wonder if the environment would have been as strong of a component in their leadership if Gore or Kerry had been elected.


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