1. Challenging the seven tenets of The Satanic Temple

    On the website of The Satanic Temple is a page listing their tenets. It begins,THERE ARE SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL TENETS. One should strive to act with...

  2. The transgender pretender

    The difference between cross-dressing and full “gender reassignment surgery” is only a matter of degree: presenting a false appearance by putting on deceptive makeup, clothes...

  3. On harmonizing the gospels

    Unbelievers complain about differences between the narratives given in the four gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). They think contradictions exist among...

  4. The banality of artificial intelligence

    This interaction between an AI robot named Sophia and Elon Musk brims over with rich and frothy ironies. Sophia means “wisdom,” and I seek to...

  5. Lies, the father of lies, and Newsweek

    I’m no fan of Trump or his team of evangelical advisers. I’m no fan of Hillary Clinton, for that matter (which needs to be said...