Month: July 2014

Weekday Reading

Linkage to fine reading and listening has been long overdue. Here is a selection collected over the last few weeks: Feser – Where’s God? Rachel Lu – Why I don’t use Contraception Karen Swallow Prior – What we talk about when we…

Secular celebrants in Indiana

Given that a government official was available this is just silly: (RNS) A federal court has ruled that humanist couples in Indiana can be married by their own “secular celebrants,” something that until now was illegal under state law. In a…

Everything has a Cause?

If you have ever engaged New Atheists in argument over the cosmological argument, you will have had the misfortune of encountering the line that the argument is fallacious, because it commits the error of asserting that “everything has a cause” but of…

The Calm before the Storm

With the brouhaha over SCOTUS’s Hobby Lobby decision winding  down, I though it would be worth having a look at some fine commentary on the issues raised, as they relate to the decision itself, the broader question of religious freedom, as…