Archives for August 26, 2011

Bloomberg: No Godders at 9/11 Service

If you ever feel, as an atheist or secularist, that we're not making headway, and are maybe even losing ground against the forces of religion, remember this:New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that the 10th anniversary memorial ceremony of the 9/11 terror attacks on the Twin Towers will include no clergy.This is major. An event that has been used and abused by various religious hucksters for the past decade will deliberately disinclude — on its 10th Anniversary — the sp … [Read more...]

Kitten, Cat or Tiger — Part 3

[Go back to Part 2 or Part 1]Let’s talk about another belief. Say that people believe this: This is not real life. You only get to have real life after you die. And even then, it’s only good if you passed the big test in this fake, temporary life.Part of the test is that you have to tell everybody about the real life that dead people get, and if anybody disagrees with you, considering that they’re not really alive anyway, it’s perfectly okay to torment or even “kill” them.Real life, … [Read more...]