Human Exceptionalism

Is Anybody “Passionate” About Wesley J. Smith?

My alert system just turned up a new Facebook site dedicated to those who are supposedly “passionate” about me, a place where they can share their views.  I find that puzzling..  Other than Secondhand Smokette, I can’t imagine anyone being passionate about me.  Liking me, I certainly hope. Disliking me–clearly from this blog we can see that some do, although I trust the disdain is for my opinions and is not personal.  In any event, I only mention this because I did not set it up and have no idea what it is about.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

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