Honoring atheism is overdue

Referring to the Secular Coalition of America’s meeting with White House officials, Rich Mayfield says on SummitDaily.com: The time is long past to fully honor atheism as a viable understanding of reality and a philosophy that can provide meaning for engaging in a moral and productive life. The continuing prejudice against atheistic proponents is tantamount to racial bigotry, gender [Read More…]

J. D. Salinger dead at 91

J.D. Salinger, author of “The Catcher in the Rye,” has died. He was 91-years-old. Here’s a great quote from him: I felt like praying or something, when I was in bed, but I couldn’t do it. I can’t always pray when I feel like it. In the first place, I’m sort of an atheist. I like [Read More…]

Quote of The Day II

I’m realizing that everything I’ve ever written about religion’s harm boils down to one thing. It’s this: Religion is ultimately dependent on belief in invisible beings, inaudible voices, intangible entities, undetectable forces, and events and judgments that happen after we die. It therefore has no reality check. And it is therefore uniquely armored against criticism, [Read More…]

Quote of The Day

Moving to Creationism, there never seems to be a debate about this issue among Democrats. And yet black Americans are by and large Creationist. The difference between the political parties and ideologies isn’t that great. My own hunch is that the difference here between the two parties has to do with the degree of unanimity [Read More…]

Arnold Schwarzenegger's "accidental" acrostic

If California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is really this creative, I might start liking him again. Check out this supposed accidental acrostic hidden in a letter from The Governator to the members of the California State Assembly: It’s even better if you add the “I” from the first paragraph. It sounds more Schwarzenegger-esk. Brother Richard [Read more…]

Quote of The Day

I played a game. … I said, you know what I’m going to do? … I’m going to take a drink, in honor of Ted Kennedy. … . I going to take a drink for every black person I see on the parade route. And I was sober at the end of the parade. –Rush [Read More…]

Quote of The Day

I find this, I find this somewhat …different. Leave it to the Finns and Swedes to come up with something. …Because that’s a, we are, we’re, we’re a, we’re, we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other …See, the problem is, the Swedes have pure genes. …Because they marry other Swedes. Because that’s [Read More…]