A Devoted Husband Struggles to Save His Wife via a Dark Virtual Reality Game: My Review of Stan Faryna’s Dystopian Novella ‘Francesco Augustine Bernadone’

Stan Faryna’s¬†Francesco Augustine Bernadone: A Brief History of Our Tomorrows centers on an 80-year old Italian named Francesco as he desperately seeks to finance his wife’s cancer treatments, battles multiple sclerosis himself, and struggles to hold onto any work he can. All in a bleak world devoid of much happiness and hope. Francesco’s selfless devotion […]

George Washington and Robert E Lee are not the Same

In a combative and frankly somewhat jaw-droppingly disjointed August 15 press conference, President Donald Trump expressed dismay at the removal of the statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia (that planned removal being the flashpoint of the violent protests which erupted this past weekend) and in doing so, seemed to compare General […]

God is Not Racist: White Supremacy is Satanic

Three people died and over 30 were injured on Saturday, August 12, 2017 when a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. The rally, dubbed “Unite the Right” by its organizers, came together amid plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a prominent statue to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Many of the […]

God and the Canaanites: A Recent Study Reopens an Old Controversy

Why did God command genocide in the Bible? How wicked were the Canaanites? Were the Canaanites actually destroyed? These and other questions have long surrounded discussions of the peoples and events described in the Old Testament, and the controversies have now been reignited thanks to a new study making the news. Those living in Lebanon […]

Captain Picard on Religion: Star Trek TNG Criticizes Belief in the Supernatural

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is an atheist. The captain of the starship Enterprise featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation,¬†and played by Patrick Stewart, considers belief in the supernatural to be both primitive and dangerous. As such, he takes his place among the atheists of today, including Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris. This should come as […]