Puppies or Poison

I found this on Facebook. It was worth a mere chuckle at first, but then I started to really think about it. The more I thought about it, the more telling and terrible it became.Take two groups ...One with a nightmare vision of the future, a vision of screaming and pain and merciless death, a vision of the end of human life on Earth. A vision that they LOVE, that they ardently WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN ...And the other with a vision of good things, of diseases conquered and lives extended, a … [Read more...]

How To Kill the Dead

1. I came across a link to Stephanie Zvan’s Nov. 22 “Preacher at the Funeral” post, which I had missed, and I heartily sympathized with her dislike of the time spent by the preacher at her grandfather’s funeral, “advertising Jesus.”In her case, the advertisement was separate from any statement about her grandfather. As she said, … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons I’m Glad I’m an Atheist

These are not necessarily the TOP ten reasons. Maybe they’re not even the ONLY ten reasons. But they’re ten pretty good reasons I’m glad I am an atheist.1. Sunday morning. Or Saturday. Or whenever. I get to sleep in if I want to. And if I don’t want to – I almost never do – I can get up and do things I want to do, and not things other people expect me to do, in church or otherwise. I don’t feel that I have to be seen worshipping in order to be accepted as a decent person. … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson is a Lying Sack of Shit

I have a certain amount of sympathy for most Christians. Because I believe that, no matter what they say and do, they aren't really in full control of their thoughts and actions. Because of this powerful fear they've been taught, they've given over control of their lives to others, people they hope really understand how to live and act.In fact, I feel this same way about great numbers of religious ministers. I can barely imagine how torturous it must be to not really know what's true or not … [Read more...]

2012: Cold Fusion, Atheism, and Doubt

One article from Forbes, one from Huffington, suggesting that this year could be either the Year of the Atheist, or the Year of Cold Fusion.Ooh, baby, I favor both!First, Huffington: Brandon G. Withrow, Assistant Professor of History of Christianity, Winebrenner Theological Seminary, weighs in on atheism: … [Read more...]

Thoughts on the History of Broken Glass

Did you know they used to make baby bottles out of glass?They did.Amazing, isn’t it? You’ve got this item that, when dropped, shatters into razor-sharp and needle-sharp fragments, glass shards which are virtually invisible in low light, but capable of cutting deep enough to sever tendons, nerves, major arteries. Hell, every silver screen bar fight aficionado knows you can make a closely similar bottle into a deadly weapon simply by whacking it on a nearby chair. … [Read more...]