Dad’s Bathroom, The Pulitzer Prize, and Why I’m a Monkey’s Uncle

Let me divert from our narrative here for a moment to clear something up. When I posted my Defense of Creationism the other day, I started getting traffic and even feedback from fundamentalists who thought I was one of them; and then from Darwinists who also assumed I was a fundamentalist.  Both groups made me … [Read more…]

A Theological Defense of Darwinism, Intro

Yesterday I posted a defense of creationism. I would guess that some fundamentalists cheered. “Not so fast, my friend.” I’m not on anybody’s side. I’m on everybody’s side which if you think about it, means I’m opposed to sides altogether. I’m trying to get people to talk, and listen to one another. And to do … [Read more…]

Faith vs Religion

Related: Secular Faith & Scientific Zeal Yesterday I related a story in which my father admitted his own occasional doubts about God.  Some might think it sacrilege to doubt God, particularly for a man of the cloth.  I also noted in my opening post that there seems to be a lack of faith from certain … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Thoughts

A Muslim friend of mine mentioned celebrating Thanksgiving, and then I overheard someone else quietly comment that Thanksgiving is a Christian holiday. I’m not so sure. I can’t imagine that the Pilgrims failed to notice that a few of their dinner guests had a decidedly heathenish look about them. Thanksgiving is a time to (drum … [Read more…]