Who Needs an Ultrasound?

Why bother with medical technology to figure out the sex of your child when you can just consult a chart? It is said that thousands of years ago the Chinese developed a calendar to predict a baby’s sex. It was supposedly discovered buried in a Royal tomb about 700 years ago. Sure it was. Blue [Read More...]

Leaving Mormonism: Michael’s Story

Michael Amini was born into an active Mormon family in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was baptized as a full member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of 8 and soon became highly involved with them, obtaining many leadership positions along the way. He attended a full four years [Read More...]

What Would You Ask God?

You get up to two questions. Renacier, who started the thread in the forums, put it this way: So it’s a cliche question. Sue me. If you died and found yourself face to…presence with God, what one question would you ask him? (Although since God is omnibenevolent, he surely wouldn’t begrudge you another one, would [Read More...]

Local Government Shouldn’t Be Serving God

The city of Hudsonville, Michigan has this Mission Statement: Obviously, the government shouldn’t be “serving God.” If individuals in the government choose to do so, that’s their choice. But the city shouldn’t be taking a position on religion. The Freedom From Religion Foundation requested that this reference be removed: The presence of religion in the [Read More...]

Wealth and Religiosity

The March issue of The Atlantic has a powerful article by Alan Wolfe (director of the Boisi Center for Religion and Public Life at Boston College) about the impact of religion: Every new outburst of religious passion, while producing ecstasy and revelation for some, has disrupted established loyalties, fueled intolerance, and led to violence between [Read More...]