Son Reveals Antonin Scalia Was a Sinner

Stunning revelations raise serious questions about late lawmaker’s honesty, morality, character and decisions

Presiding over his own father’s funeral, Father Paul Scalia showed that God isn’t the only one who can condemn family members before, during or after death, saying, “We are here to pray for God’s inexplicable mercy for a sinner, to this sinner, Antonin Scalia. Let us not show him a false love and allow our admiration to deprive him of our prayers.” The “inexplicable mercy” bit was a nice touch, implying that God bends the rules if sufficient prayers are offered, which of course flies directly in the face of the long established, statistically lousy track record of the Big Bopper answering any prayers. [...]  READ MORE

Let’s Hear It for Michael Shermer

…and the Pope does “Billy Meier Lite”

Giving credit where it’s due is both appropriate and rewarding. There are plenty of opportunities to criticize scientists and skeptics who are too cowardly and self-seeking to confront the truth of the Billy Meier UFO contacts, so it’s very satisfying when one of them comes out with something that one can support and endorse.

Michael Shermer is a formerly religious skeptic who’s been stubbornly on the wrong side of the Meier case discussion, as I’ve previously noted over the past dozen years*. However, he recently came out with a new book, The Moral Arc, an excerpt of which is available here. He exposes the absolute ridiculousness of biblically based beliefs, joining two other prominent critics of religions Salman Rushdie and Bill Maher, whose movie Religulous is both side-splitting and scary in the way it let’s religion and religious people demonstrate the utter insanity of their beliefs. [...]  READ MORE