Religion

Unveiled: A Look Back on the Hijab

Unveiled: A Look Back on the Hijab

I, along with two other former Muslim women (Marwa Berro of Between a Veil and a Dark Place and Reem Abdel-Razek), recently spoke with Valerie Tarico about our experiences with the hijab. This is a cross-post of my interview with her. Tarico: How long did you wear hijab, and what did it mean to you at the time? Dadabhoy: I wore hijab for a decade (ages 8 to 18). I started wearing it because I was ... »

Kamala Khan's clenched fist

An Invitation to Read Ms. Marvel with Us!

Join Dale of Mad Art Lab along with me in our conversation about the next issue of Ms. Marvel (available at comic book stores or through Comixology). We will be having the conversation this Wednesday, March 19th, at 7pm PDT, the day the comic is slated for release. We’ll be using Google Hangouts on Air and will be on for about half an hour. You can view it via Youtube both during and after t... »

Rainbow Unicorn

This Week in Miracles: Explosions, Metal Spikes, Dogs, and Babies

Let’s check the Google alert mailbag to see what blessings the Lord gave us this week! This college basketball game This dog, but don’t even click the link, it’s too sad and I cried This water-to-wine machine, again, because it turns out it was a hoax This man who was impaled by a metal spike This explosion in New York that killed five people so far but not this one guy This hock... »

Let’s Talk About Cosmos!

Let’s Talk About Cosmos!

(If you missed the first episode and you live in the US, check it out now on Hulu!) Last night was the premiere of the Cosmos reboot starring Friend of Skepchick Neil DeGrasse Tyson in all of his glory. Well, most of his glory – I didn’t see any cowboy hats or ridiculous vests, but NDGT looked pretty damned fly walking through a lush forrest while wearing a well-tailored black-on-black suit.... »

Is there a secular argument against abortion?

Is there a secular argument against abortion?

Yesterday, an article was published about atheists at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). Featured prominently in the article was Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists. In it, Dave was quoted as saying, “I will admit there is a secular argument against abortion. You can’t deny that it’s there, and it’s maybe not as clean cut as school prayer, right to die, and gay marri... »

Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Excess of Legitimate Defense, and no Legoland for Muslims.

Global Quickies: Blasphemy, Excess of Legitimate Defense, and no Legoland for Muslims.

UK A Legoland theme park in Windsor, England said it had to cancel an Islamic group’s “fun day” and temporarily close for business following a torrent of abusive threats from right wing extremists. TUNISIA A blogger sentenced to seven years in prison for posting cartoons deemed insulting to the prophet Muhammad in 2012 was pardoned and released from prison. MEXICO Yakiri, a young woman sent to pri... »

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This Week in Miracles: Babies, Marriage, and Soccer

Here are things that were miracles this week, according to my Google alerts! This is the third installment, which officially makes This Week in Miracles a feature. This bottle that turns water into wine This premature baby This Zimbabwean who paid his followers’ energy bills This stillborn baby whose mother prayed to a Catholic priest while a team of doctors and nurses revived him This teen ... »

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This Week in Miracles: Katy Perry, Basketballs, Plants

Here are some of the things that were miracles this week: Katy Perry delivering a baby This basketball shot that tied the game but team still lost in overtime This basketball shot that won the game in overtime This boy whose entire family was killed in a car crash This baby who was born without any problems after the mother prayed to a Pope This plant food »

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