The Ultimate American Roadtrip

I’ll be honest, I’m linking this article just so I can remember for the next time I have enough money to do something crazy like this. The article is How to Really Drive Across the U.S. Hitting Major Landmarks and it manages to hit every continental US state and nearly every major landmark you’d want to hit like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, and a host of others. I plan to use it as a basis for my next big roadtrip, should I ever have the spare cash to do that. :) Here’s a map route and a list of the destinations…

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After Atheism: New Perspectives on God and Religion

When I work from home I often listen to podcasts and I’ve been listening to CBC Radio Ideas’ After Atheism this week. This is what I’d call a post-post-modern look at religion and materialism over the past few thousand years. This is a compliment as they recognize things like the resurgence of spiritual interest, the myth of religious violence, the actual (not supposed) factors at play in the separation of church and state. They even recognize Christianity specifically has been behind many social change movements and demonstrably not just an ‘internal, private spirituality’ thing.

The episodes are long and in-depth but, for the first time in a long time, CBC is giving as fair a shake as can be expected to faith in general and, in places, to Christianity in particular.

It’s by no means pro-Christian but it’s decent place for open discussion.