Rev. Rehill’s Fantasies


Rev. Dan Rehill removed the Harry Potter novels from the library at Catholic St. Edward School in Nashville: These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the book are actual curses and spells, which when read by a…

LDS Salt Lake City Temple

LDS News Release: We’re Slightly Less Bigoted


WC doesn’t want to come across as anti-Mormon. WC is an atheist. The Latter-Day Saints are neither more nor less silly than any other religion, and their practitioners are neither more nor less sincere in their beliefs. But when any church issues a press releases announcing, in effect, that they are slightly less bigoted by…

Dante's Inferno, 8th Circle, Bolgia 5

Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s Failure of Imagination


In an interview in the Washington Post recently, Jerry Falwell, Jr., the son and scion of the religious bigot and hypocrite the late Reverend Jerry Falwell, said “I can’t imagine him [Trump] doing anything that’s not good for the country.” Before we examine that epic failure of imagination, let’s examine the man we are talking about…

Penguins on a Polar Bear, North End, Boise, Idaho

Christmas and Science: A Photo Essay


WC likes Christmas. WC is an admitted fan of fantasy and science fiction. But when you mix the two? Not so much. And, brothers and sisters, our callous, capitalist culture has taken a Mixmaster™ to the two. You think WC is indulging in hyperbole? Some examples: Dinosaurs – except for one family of theropods –…

In Defense of Richard Dawkins


Some of WC’s readers may sensibly think that Richard Dawkins is fully capable of defending himself and doesn’t need any help from sometime-intellectual wannabes like WC. Fair enough. Those readers can take this post as an attack on progressive radio station KFPA and the authoritarian left. Because what happened is ignorant and outrageous, as deeply…

Cunieform tablet smuggled in to the United States by Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, Hypocrisy and Christian Values


WC’s readers complain from time to time that WC is to harsh in writing about religion and Christianity in particular. On the contrary, WC suggests that he has not been harsh enough. Those Christian exemplars at Hobby Lobby, those pious hypocrites who fought to keep from being required to provide birth control coverage to their…

Senator Dan Foreman (R, Moscow, ID)

We Get the Government We Deserve: Senator Dan Foreman


Every nation gets the government it deserves. — Joseph-Marie, comte de Maistre Idaho Republican State Senator Foreman represents – for a given definition of “represents” – the citizens, of Moscow, Idaho.1 Senator Foreman is a former fighter pilot and law enforcement officer. Whatever his education, it didn’t include science. Or common courtesy. Senator Foreman has gained…