Dean Van Drasek's Blog

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I am an American, although I have lived in Asia for more than 20 years. I was born into a Christian family, but could never quite believe, although I gave it a good try. My Grandmother used to good naturedly call me a "heathen," and how right she was. I came out as a non-believer to family and friends when I went to college. I enjoy reading about comparative mythology.

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:39

Many seem to think free speech was upheld in this episode. They are missing the point. Free speech is a major loser. There will be long term repercussions. Here’s why.

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 08:02

New atheists might want to study philosophy to understand that what they believe in terms of right and wrong or good and evil are not objective.

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 07:03

“I’ll pray for you” is a well-intentioned but fatuous comment. These are the things that would happen if prayer were true

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 07:05

Religion points at science and says “you can’t explain that so God must have done it!” But there are many things religion can’t explain about itself.

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 00:31

Once upon a time, there was an American children’s TV show that taught kids to question authority and the existence of the supernatural.