Here’s another quicky post from a site called Dark Roasted Blend. I haven’t tried any of these elegant balancing acts, but I plan to.
Ever since I started doubting the existence of God, I have frequently encountered confusion between the numerous labels used to describe non-theistic belief systems. This is most commonly seen between the words “atheist” and “agnostic,” both of which signify the absence of definitive belief in a deity. At first glance, the distinction may seem obvious: […]
I received a letter from the IRS this week. Apparently last spring (when my father died, my mother had a few operations, and other distractions abounded in my life) I forgot to fill out my Schedule D. This is the form that shows how much money I lose in the stock market each year. Because […]
Sometimes I wish I believed in prayer. I wish that I could plead, I wish that I could sacrifice, I wish that I could count beads or light a flame and a great omnipotent being would be coerced or convinced to grant my desire. Some people think that you can pray for anything and that […]
Financial news is hot right now, what with the stock market plummeting, or ‘correcting itself’ as the more bold would proclaim. You may have heard that Freddie Mac has decided they will not purchase certain subprime mortgages. They have a proper position paper, the normal “we’re doing this to look after you,” B.S., but more honest […]
“Payday” lending has been big in the news lately. Payday lending is where you go to a licensed loan shark to borrow money at interest rates in the hundreds (450% is not unusual), generally give the shark a post dated check, and 2 weeks later, end up having to renew the loan so the shark doesn’t […]
Such good irony. I can’t help but shake my head at the many Christians who are temporarily putting on their Skeptic Hats to deal with a bold claim by a Discovery Channel documentary. That documentary is claiming that a tomb discovered in Israel in 1980 held the bones of Jesus. If true, the documentary’s claim would conflict […]