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…]

Palin Beck 2012

Holy crap! I’m afraid my Sarah Palin and The 2012 Apocalypse post may have been prophetic. In an interview with Newsmax, Palin was asked if she would consider choosing Fox News host Glenn Beck to be her running mate if she decided to run for president in 2012. She didn’t rule it out. Reportedly, she chuckled, but then [Read More…]

Will Phillips and the sanctity of marriage

I have nothing but respect and admiration for 10-year-old Will Phillips. If you haven’t heard, he is the boy from Arkansas, who has refused to say the pledge of allegiance until there is truly “liberty and justice for all.” For him, this would occur when homosexuals are allowed to get married. Here’s his CNN interview: [Read More…]

Will Phillips and the sanctity of marriage

I have nothing but respect and admiration for 10-year-old Will Phillips. If you haven’t heard, he is the boy from Arkansas, who has refused to say the pledge of allegiance until there is truly “liberty and justice for all.” For him, this would occur when homosexuals are allowed to get married. Here’s his CNN interview: [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…]

November 18th and the history of "Drinking Kool-Aid"

This morning I started to write this post about the Jonestown Massacre. Because, it was on this day (November 18), this atrocity occurred. Out of curiosity, I decided to search for other crazy religious things that happened today. Needless to say, there were dozens of articles about people committing crimes in the name of their [Read More…]

Quote of The Day

“He’s a Catholic and I’m an atheist. It was very appropriate that he and I are so different in ages and nationality and belief system and experience, because we could be interested in each other easily and we could perhaps be equally suspicious of each other.” — Ian McKellen Speaking of Jim Caviezel and their [Read More…]