As you’re reading this…

…I am just settling into John Dankosky’s big chair to guest-host his show, “Where We Live,” on WNPR. The topic is atheism and humanism, and why both are important, and how both will play out in the election season. The guests are Dan Blinn, of Humanist Association of Connecticut; Dan Xenatro, of Connecticut Valley Atheists, …

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…

Hap-py birth-day to me-e-e-e-e-e. Happybirthdaytome. I’m not even going to pretend to blog today. I am, instead, going kayaking. Submit your birthday presents in the slot below, and go out and celebrate your own selves. A reminder: Tomorrow, I’m guest-hosting John Dankosky’s show, “Where We Live” at 9 a.m. on WNPR. The topic is atheism …

The dangers of unbridled fundamentalism (Christian version)

As DickG. says (he sent this link), Mikey Weinstein of Military Religious Freedom Foundation pulls out all the stops in his examination of Christian Dominionism (my old church!) and public policy. Weinstein writes: Proponents of Christian evangelical fundamentalism, or Dominionism, are keen to disingenuously drape their putrid extremism in the false flags of “defending religious …

Am I in a cult?

On WNPR’s “Where We Live” yesterday, Connecticut congressional candidate Mark Greenberg called Islam “a cult in many respects,” and the countryside groaned beneath the weight of yet more ignorant rhetoric from a political candidate. However, Mike the Heathen (forthwith to be known as The Ever Helpful Mike the Heathen) submits this, a handy guide to …

Mark Greenberg did not just say that, did he?

Because you have to worry about the 5th district’s congressional candidate’s ability to process information when he goes on WNPR’s Where We Live and calls Islam “a cult in many respects.” Look! Here’s proof that he really did just say that, along with some random nonsense about health care. Here‘s an update. In the meantime, …

As you read this…

…I will be nervously settling into the big chair normally filled by John Dankosky on his WNPR show, “Where We Live.” The topic is the effect of violence on children, a continuation of Monday’s show (guest-hosted by Jeff Cohen) on youth in prison. Joining us will be Dr. Robert Plant, of the state Department of …

If you’ve nothing better to do…

…I’m guest-hosting John Dankosky’s WNPR show, “Where We Live” at 9 a.m. tomorrow. You can listen here. We’ll discuss the effects of violence on children, in light of some recent shootings in cities like Hartford. It’s part of a couple of shows on youth violence, including this morning’s on children in prison, guest-hosted by Jeff …