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I Am Tired of 9/11

Is it too soon to be tired of 9/11? Because I am.

I'm tired of not being able to bring my pinking shears on plane trips. I'm tired of conspiracy theories (except for ones involving reptilians.) I'm tired of pointless wars that waste trillions of dollars ...

2011-09-11 11:42 AM

Sam Harris is Nonsensical in Principle

In my younger days, when I was full of libertarian bluster, I used to formulate arguments in terms of "Natural Rights." Murder was Wrong (with a capital 'W') because it violated your "right to life." I used to go on like this all day, until finally my friend Cesar (I ...

2010-10-03 05:53 PM

Converts Are the Worst

The other day I was in the midst of killing a party by talking about my book when someone asked me for my favorite religious joke. It is, of course, Emo Philips's funniest religious joke of all time, and off the top of my head I did it very ...

2010-09-23 10:31 AM

Blasphemy and Forced Reverence

On Facebook I list my Religious Views as "irreverence," which is pretty perfectly descriptive. This means that you can believe any crazy thing you want, but I'm allowed to make fun of you for it if I like. Basically, I'm under no obligation to "respect" your beliefs just ...

2010-09-10 12:02 PM

Book Burnings and "Americanism"

You have, I'm sure, heard the news that a church in Florida plans to acquire multiple copies of the Quran and burn them. The reaction I've seen from the "Muslim world" ranges from "that's how you dispose of them anyway, so knock yourself out" to "I'm ...

2010-09-08 08:56 AM

Catholic Iconography

My grasp of Catholic iconography apparently isn't what it used to be, as I can't for the life of me remember what the mop is supposed to symbolize:

2010-09-07 11:27 AM

A Sky Daddy Is a Sky Daddy

Apparently a bunch of people want to build a new mosque somewhere or another, while a different bunch of people want them not to build it. This not only provides fuel for resuscitating our dwindling 24-hour news cycle, but also creates opportunities for feel-good speechifying, proclamations of "pride" in one ...

2010-08-04 02:44 PM

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