Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Archives for March, 2006

This Quote Says It All

You can’t find a more perfect statement of the warped mindset that leads to people being threatened with death over their religious views than this statement, from the father – the father – of Abdul Rahman, the Afghani man who faced the death penalty for converting to Christianity and has now fled to Italy and…

Casey Luskin has an essay up on the Caldwells’ lawsuit against UC’s Understanding Evolution website, a suit that was dismissed a couple weeks ago. Luskin, like Caldwell, continues to make one glaring error in reasoning: According to a Daily Californian article, attorney Larry Caldwell believes that by sponsoring the Understanding Evolution website “the state of…

You Have to See This, Part 2

Skemono left a link below to a comment at ex-gay watch that he thought might actually be dumber than the comment I linked to at Positive Liberty. Sadly, I have to admit he was right. It’s a welter of stupidity so asinine that one wonders how the author managed to master the use of a…

It has been astonishing to me how so many member of the two American insitutions that should most vociferously speak out in favor of the free exchange of ideas – the universities and the media – have shrunk in the face of violent extremism and refused to show the infamous 12 Danish caricatures. It’s one…

It’s a Boy

Just heard from my father that I am an uncle again. My younger brother Rick and his wife just had a baby boy. His name is Quin Ulrich Brayton. Don’t congratulate me, I had nothing to do with it. But I think it’s pretty cool.

You Have to See This

I cross posted my essay about Alan Keyes and his hypocrisy to Positive Liberty and just got a hilarious response from some wingnut named John Houk. I didn’t want my regular readers to miss out on it, or the response to it. It’s well worth the trip, trust me.

Here’s Chutzpah For You

Tom DeLay spoke at a conference on “The war on Christians” in Washington on Tuesday and religious right leader Rick Scarborough had apparently ingested some sort of hallucinogenic substance prior to speaking about him: “This is a man, I believe, God has appointed … to represent righteousness in government,” Scarborough told the audience, which included…

Catholic Art is Satanic?

I saw this article, titled Satanic Art in Catholic Church Exposed, a few days ago at the Worldnutdaily and made a note to write about it. The article details a new documentary called Rape of the Soul that claims that throughout the history of the Church, artists have been subliminally encoding “satanic and occultic imagery”…

Testing My Prediction

A couple days ago I made the testable prediction that the denial of tenure to Frank Beckwith would be turned into “those evil Darwinists did this” fodder by ID advocates. A couple of people challenged me on it, noting that no one had yet said that, but I replied that I was predicting that it…

This is Insane

The Afghani Christian man, Abdul Rahman, who was just released from jail after charges of apostasy were dropped against him, has been granted amnesty by Italy. Why not by the US? Your guess is as good as mine. With the whackos threatening to kill him anyway, the US military should have taken the man into…