Category: Columns

Santa Claus won the confidence of a boy by getting on the floor and playing catch during a mall visit. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Why lie about Santa?

American culture is littered with various Christmas traditions involving Santa Claus. We can all remember when we had an unbreakable belief that Santa Claus was real and...

Famous scientist and atheist Carl Sagan in 1980. Sagan, who died in 1996, was noted for his gratitude. (NASA / Public Domain)

The thankful atheist

The hateful atheist: it’s as common a stereotype as the perfectionist Mormon, and just as damaging. I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Illustration by Jim Atherton | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Students react to cheating professor

As we found out last week, former math professor Christine Marx resigned after she was caught taking tests for football students. Since then, the National Collegiate Athletic...