Reader Verimius alerted me to this 1851 book called Bible Defence of Slavery by Josiah Priest. As you can imagine, it’s critical of abolitionists and offers Biblical reasons to support slavery — all before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, of course. And it’s full of gems worth quoting to anyone who says the Bible was [Read More…]
There was a time, not too long ago, where we had to present reasons to support same-sex marriage.
The tables are turning. It seems to me that social conservatives and religious leaders no longer have the moral high-ground that they thought they did and are now having to present their side of the argument more and more. And they’re doing a piss-poor job of it. [Read more…]
A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the percentage of Secular Americans was higher than ever before. Not only do a third of Millennials (18-29) have no religious affiliation, nearly 20% of all adults are also unaffiliated.
That incredible report was conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in conjunction with PBS’ Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Last week and the week before, the show aired part one and part two of a three-part special on our people. [Read more…]
When I heard that the Illini Secular Student Alliance group was holding a ladies-only event, my first thought was, “That sounds like a good way to get more people excited about being a part of the group.” My next thought was, “I give it about four minutes before some people cry ‘SEXISM!’…” [Read more…]