Monthly Archives: February 2014

Atheists, CPAC and Conservatism

Cross-posted on Ricochet: Writing in response to the uninviting of American Atheists to CPAC, Charlie Cooke has a very fine article over on NRO on the topic of whether atheism and conservatism are compatible. As an atheist and a conservative … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Monster Monstered

Huffington Post UK: A poster which replaced the image of God from the Sistine Chapel with a picture of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been removed after with a row with a London University. The South Bank University Atheism society … Continue reading

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It’s Darwin’s Birthday Today, But….

It’s Darwin’s birthday today, which is a good excuse to note that his message may not have entirely got through. Here’s Gallup from June 2012: Despite the many changes that have taken place in American society and culture over the … Continue reading

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Critique for thee, not for me

Over at The Nation Michelle Goldberg has a long piece on the internecine conflicts within online feminism. First, an admission. I’ve long been a follower of these blow-ups on the feminist Left blogosphere because it is compelling to me in … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy, Nationality, Autocracy (Again)

Cross-posted on Ricochet. Having long lost out in his efforts to woo Russia’s liberals, and increasingly struggling with opposition in Russia’s metropolitan centers, Vladimir Putin has instead being appealing to Russia’s ‘silent majority’. I wrote about this for National Review … Continue reading

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Lighting a Candle for Syncretism?

Candlemas (the feast of the purification) is today. A full explanation can be found here, but here’s an extract: Today is a day of purification, renewal, and hope. On this day, exactly 40 days after Christmas, we commemorate Mary’s obedience … Continue reading

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Hell has its Uses

Count me skeptical that there is a hell (fingers crossed!), but there are clearly one or two priests in Montenegro who have some good ideas about who belongs there. The BBC reports: A church in Montenegro has sparked controversy by … Continue reading

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