Friday, July 07, 2006

The undeath of God?

In a bit of public projection, a "lapsed atheist" is writing a book on how atheism is on the decline.

...he finds faith in the deity alive and vigorous. Why did the apostles of atheism fail so spectacularly? [...] Politically discredited and imaginatively exhausted, atheism has been forced into an astonishing retreat before advancing Pentecostal preachers and Christian fabulists.

If this is true—and I do not have the ability to gauge enough of humanity to know for sure—then it would seem to me to be easily explained: Those who control the medium control the message.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Dan Savage strikes again

Buy great anti-Bush swag at his new site, ITMFA. (Not for those who believe their eyes are too delicate for Carlin's seven words.)

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Strange experiences

My wife sings in a four-part-harmony chorus, and lately she has been looking for a karaoke song (she wants to sing something at her friend's bridal shower). So she is right now singing "Louie Louie".