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Sam Harris on the death of Osama bin Laden, and why it makes me uncomfortable

SourTomatoSand - 09 May 2011 165 Comments

Having read Sam Harris's The Moral Landscape , and finding very little in it with which to disagree, I find his views on the death of Osama bin Laden and the United States' handling thereof to be...

TAGGED: MORALITY

Jesus's broken promises

SourTomatoSand - 16 January 2011 42 Comments

Like many Americans, I was raised Christian. Though now I remain an atheist because the improbability of God approaches infinity, this was not my original motivation for renouncing the faith. I...

TAGGED: --, ATHEISM, RELIGION

Stem Cell poem contest winner censored for invoking Jesus' words at last supper

SourTomatoSand - 11 October 2010 8 Comments

Recently, Tyson Anderson, a friend and former subordinate of mine, who has just finished serving honorably in the US Army, submitted a poem to the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine's...

TAGGED: ACCOMMODATIONISM, CENSORSHIP, RELIGION

US Army using fire-and-brimstone to get soldiers into religion

SourTomatoSand - 24 June 2010 10 Comments

While I was in US Army basic training back in 2006, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, we had an event known as a "Free Day Away." I've been able to confirm this is still the case from other soldiers who...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE, HUMAN RIGHTS, RELIGION

Books on Quantum Mechanics

SourTomatoSand - 19 June 2010 29 Comments

Hey folks, For reasons beyond my control I find myself stuck on a military base in Kuwait for a few months. Given the total lack of anything to do, I've taken to reading- a lot. Mostly...

TAGGED: BOOKS, PHYSICS