I don’t know if anyone else is celebrating, but the last week or so has culminated into some pretty good news for the socially progressive crowd. In case you missed it, here is my account of the news.
I have been told on multiple occasions by at least two different people that if God asked them to murder me, they would do it without question. I suppose this is all in a day's work as a secular student activist, because my favorite instace of this was on Blasphemy Rights Day 2009 when a "mob of people" gathered in front of our school library, where I found myself in an impromptu debate in front of about 60 people. I always find it enlightening when people's convictions overpower social pressures. Interestingly, this was the first thing I thought of when I was sent today's Music Monday song of the week by a band by the name of Low called "Murderer".
Welcome to another interview on the Course of Reason! This is the second installment of my series where I interview people who are making a difference for science, reason, and secular values. Thanks for listening!
Photo credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring
The image above is home. It is the place where all but five hundred of the over ten billion humans have lived and will live their entire lives. It is the only place we know of that contains our scale of life. This place is amazing to us, for it gives us physical locations of shelter, warmth, chilling, cyclical seasons, and the chance for us to learn about its inner-most workings.