Why Sin is a False and Morally and Biologically Backward Concept

In this post I dissect in detail what is false and morally and biologically backward about Christian notions of sin and its connection to suffering. A couple key, summary quotes:

“There is nothing resembling a one-to-one correlation between human imperfections (what Marc misleadingly calls “sin”) and human sufferings, let alone the kind of absolute causal link Marc’s fantastical “sin” concept requires.”

“Our curiosity, our knowledge, our sharing of knowledge, our aspiration “to become like the gods”—active creators and choosers of our own natures and our own fates–is what we owe nearly all our rational, moral, and civilizational progress. That these things are demonized–falsely attributed to our imperfections and unfairly blamed on them–is the completely warped and backward thinking at the heart of Christianity. And even up through today monotheistic misanthropy and misology, i.e., Christian hatred of human nature and reason, are among both the most obstinant obstacles to moral and social progress, and among the most diligent institutionalized tempters to moral and social regress, with which we as a species have to contend.”

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Study Finds That Free Birth Control Leads To Fewer Abortions

A question for Catholics: even if you think that it is less than ideal that people have sex that deliberately is not aimed at children, do you think that this supposed evil is actually so important an evil to prevent at all costs such that you would risk more abortions (which you think are murders) than permit it or at least accept public support for it? [Read more...]

Rick Santorum's Phony Theology

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Richard Dawkins Interviews Jesuit Astronomer Father George Coyne

An utterly fascinating dialogue, Coyne throughout is a novel, deeply scientifically informed, and riveting thinker and Dawkins puts exactly the right questions and brief challenges to him.  Watch all 7 parts, they’re great. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Did Canadian Prime Minister Kidnap The Body Of Christ?

Did he scandalously cart it off in his pocket instead of swallowing it?  Here’s the controversial footage and story: [Read more...]

Vatican Plans “Apostolic Visit” To American Nuns

What occasions such a visit? Church historians said that the Vatican usually ordered an apostolic visitation when a particular institution had gone seriously astray. And there is some resistance among those being offered a visit. Some sisters surmise that the Vatican and even some American bishops are trying to shift them back into living in [Read More...]


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