"To those who dismiss Watson's elevator comment, I offer Phaedra Starlings' excellent piece from 2009: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced which sums up the matter quite…"
"I have myself been very, very angry about "God's plan" comments.
Nevertheless, was anything really served here except to move a heated and ongoing debate on theism to the center of what was meant to be a sincere expression of…"
"Here's someone who's got a whole planet of humans around her and not one of them is as important than her imaginary friend in the sky. She can be worried for your soul as long as you can also be deeply worried about the state of her mental…"
"Controversy about the writer Orson Scott Card aside, I thought his book Speaker for the Dead illustrated this concept brilliantly: the person making the speech before a group of mourners should at least know/research who s/he is referencing and…"
"While I would love to have control over my remains (organ donation, science), I won't be around to fight or approve what my survivors choose. Still, for those atheists who decide now not to fight the religious wishes of their relatives, I can…"