If there’s one thing all self-proclaimed non-conformists hate (and, hate to say it, guys, but there are many) it’s the media. Rather, The Media. The Mainstream Media (or MSM, as the cool kids call it). It’s the shadowy cartel organized by your political opponents to brainwash the sleeping masses and turn the people in [...]
A number of people have asked me about the recent trend of “atheist churches” that have been popping up around the US and Great Britain.
It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet [...]
I recently got an email from Rang, a student from Norway, with five questions about libertarianism that I thought were worth a response. They cover a broad range of subjects, so I’ll try (with limited success) to be brief. My answers are not intended be definitive of “the” libertarian position (lord knows, we disagree with [...]
Is religion on the decline? That’s what several recent polls seem to indicate. Today, a record 1 in 5 Americans say they do not belong to any religion; among those under 30, it’s more like 1 in 3. But Rodney Stark, co-director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, disagrees.
In an [...]
Is the United Kingdom more violent than the United States? After my last piece debunking some bad statistics on this question, I continue to be bombarded with tweets, emails, and Facebook messages reciting the same old argument: “Britain has a violent crime rate of 2,034 crimes per 100,000 people, while the US is rate only [...]
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