Associated Press has this gem.
“Mr. Freshwater, this’ll come off before I get home, right?”
Anyone else? Are these things actually effective? Do people believe them and think they portray any kind of reality? Or are they brilliantly auto-ironic, intended instead to skewer those who believe the world really is so simple? Ah, nevermind. 😉
Years ago, I read Pinchbeck’s Breaking Open the Head, and found it to be a good and interesting book, even if somewhat inconclusive.
Somehow I missed Rolling Stone‘s profile of him over a year ago. It’s a really interesting story – his influences and where they took him. I saw Pinchbeck on the Colbert Report a few months ago talking about his new book, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl and I was quite confused.
Teacher fired for modifying oath to “non-violently” support the constitution. I guess we need to keep that possibility open with our teachers.
Mitt Romney said today that he “believe[s] that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and the savior of mankind.” Oh is he? Setting aside whether Jesus is doing a very good job at saving mankind, the religious-test angle bugs me.
Continue reading Religious Testing Continues
Piece in Counterpunch yesterday.
I’m also excited to meet and learn from Steven Pinker, who I’ve been grooving to recently via his new book, The Stuff Of Thought. He and his partner Rebecca Goldstein are profiled in this cool piece at Salon: Proud Atheists.