Why the Pope Needs Ninjas

Well, first of all, because we all need ninjas. But Jonah Goldberg explains more specifically: …it’s worth keeping in mind that we are already in an era of armed transnational religious movements. The problem is that they are evil. What would be so terrible about leading by example? Papal peacekeepers could do incredibly valuable work in parts of Africa or South More …

D-Day

It was 69 years ago today. Points and Figures pays tribute to D-Day veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Walt Ehlers: On this day 69 years ago, he went ashore in the “back half of the first wave” at Normandy’s Omaha Beach. The 12 men under his care survived that day. But, Walt’s brother, Roland, passed away just up the beach.  More …

From the Department of Internal Contradictions

An atheist commenter once scolded me for using the phrase “evangelical atheist.” His point was that evangelism was something only the religious did. (I’d look up the post, but that would take up time that could be better spent eating the rest of the Teddy Grahams. They beckon to me from the pantry.) Anyhoo, it seems that not all atheists More …