Christopher Buckley on ‘Mortality,’ the new collection of Christopher Hitchens’ writing while he was sick.
You may have seen this already because it’s been flying around the internet for the past week, but if you haven’t, it’s pretty great.
Yes, it’s sad that American Atheists had to take these billboards because of threats. But I wonder if doing stuff like this is even productive.
I’m not sure where this trend of atheists putting up stupid billboards and bus signs got started. Can we just stop it? Not only is it a waste of money, it just antagonizes religious people needlessly, convinces no one, and I suspect doesn’t even make atheists who seem them feel any better. It feels Dawkins-esque. It’s smug and condescending.
Senator Marco Rubio, speaking last night to the Republican National Convention:
Our national motto is “In God we Trust,” reminding us that faith in our Creator is the most important American value of all.
Valley of God
April Dembosky reports on the under-the-radar presence of faith in Silcon Valley:
They talk about which new mobile apps have the best design, coding challenges for iPhones versus Android phones, and how their work aligns with God’s plans for human flourishing.
In the wake of the shootings earlier this week at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, Spencer Ackerman talks to Daryl Johnson, who wrote the paper on Right-Wing Extremism that angered a lot of conservatives a few years ago.
The Department of Homeland Security’s apparent lack of focus on this type of domestic terrorism is rather alarming:
According to Johnson, his former team now consists of a single analyst tasked with tracking all domestic non-Islamic extremism. His database has been shuttered.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the existence of an Ubuntu “Christian Edition”.
Important story about the raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) compound in Eldorado, Texas, five years later. Shocking anecdotes about the treatment of children.