Category Archives: reader comments

In which I get testy and respond to a believer

I get tons of emails like the following, and usually I just bin them. But something about this one—its arrant ignorance, its patronizing tone, and the ludicrous “your friend” signature, ticked me off, and so I responded. I couldn’t help it: laws of physics. My short essay he’s responding to appeared in John Brockman’s edited […]

Dare pondus idonea fumo

by Grania Here’s a drive-by editorial submission to the Atheist Ten Commandments list by “It is”. Seeing as the original No. 4 was about a person’s right of control over their own body, I’m not sure how the unborn is supposed to exercise this control, particularly during the time before it actually has a brain capable of […]

Bring out your Teds!

If you have a photo of beloved and agéd teddy bear or other stuffed animal, please send it to me (with its story) ASAP. I have four now, all funny, and want to do a post this weekend.

Readers’ beefs of the week

It was a productive two weeks for beefs, given my heavy criticism of religion, which always brings the faithful out of the woodwork to defend their God. And, surprisingly, they are often nasty! (That’s a joke.) Most (but not all) of the following people will have had only one chance to post on this site. As usual, all […]

A few comments that didn’t get through

I get tons of comments like the three below, and usually bin them, but occasionally post a few just to show how the faithful react to this website. Here are a couple of good ones for your Sunday delectation: From “Mike”: Surely the existence of multiverses would prove that God does exist. Think about it. […]