Religion

The Bible, a Poor Use of Technology.

December 15, 2016

“The Bible has noble poetry in it… and some good morals and a wealth of obscenity, and upwards of a thousand lies.” ― Mark Twain The base nature of the human race is revealed by how it uses its technology. It is a well-acknowledged truth that every technological advance is judged in part by its […]

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Is Religion a Force for Evil?

December 11, 2016

Bible thumpers claim that without God there is no morality. Atheists argue that religion is a perversion that inspires its adherents to evil deeds. Is either side right? No. There are good people, and there are bad people. Some of whom are religious and some of whom are not. The only difference is that bad religious folk add […]

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Creation Science Is an Oxymoron

December 7, 2016

“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard Feynman Biblical creationists believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God. And as such proves that God created man and all flora and fauna in their current form. What an exercise in magical thinking. However, it is not my […]

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Really? 11.29.16 – Fundamentalism Is a Cancer in America.

November 29, 2016

A good Christian. This election has shown so many self-declared Christians to be completely devoid of any Christian spirit. Luckily, there are still Christians in America who act according to Jesus’ precepts. Take Colby Martin. He was a young star of the conservative evangelical church. And like many, he studied the Bible. However, he came to realize that […]

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Evangelicals Elect an Unholy Man.

November 11, 2016

When I was a boy, I went to schools that were unmistakably Christian. As it was in England, where parents think their children are vaguely criminal and too rambunctious to have underfoot, I was sent away to a low-security detention facility at the age of eight. A place called, in British private educational parlance, a ‘boarding school’. The authorities […]

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The ‘War on Halloween’ & Some Other Evangelical Nonsense.

October 31, 2016

Pat Robertson’s ‘War on Halloween’. Every holiday season it’s the same. First ‘Christians’ claim there is a ‘War on Christmas’ – and then they mount a ‘War on Halloween’. In that conflict, there is no more dauntless warrior than the venerable Pat Robertson. His biography is stained with failure, yet he clings to the absurdity that trick or […]

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Republicans Don’t Believe Anything Except the Incredible.

October 17, 2016

It is naive to believe everything. It is cynical to believe nothing. And it is mind-bogglingly dumb to believe what is patently false – while disbelieving that for which there is overwhelming evidence. Let’s look at some examples. Trump – and his fanatics – celebrate so-called ‘snap polls’ as proof of overwhelming debate victories. These online polls […]

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Make America Smart Again.

September 26, 2016

When did we decide it was cool to be dumb? America used to rank first in high school achievement. Now we are wallowing among the also-rans. Science has been sacrificed to politics. Intellectual achievement is seen as ‘elitist’. Donald Trump, who knows little and shows no desire to learn more, is the Republican presidential candidate. And […]

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The (unAmerican) Value Voters Summit.

September 9, 2016

The Value Voters Summit is one in a series of Orwellian named conservative/Christian love fests. This time around the sanctimonious have descended on DC to spew the de rigueur homophobic, xenophobic, racist misogyny they so enjoy. There will be the typical Obama derangement – familiar fingers pointed at the usual suspects. These Pharisees will congratulate themselves on their […]

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