The Secret to Wisdom

David Hayward probably doesn’t realize it, but he just created a new atheist bumper sticker: It’s mindboggling to me why so many churches would stifle questioning and doubt, especially with children. To simply “have faith” or to suggest that “god did it” when it was really a natural process is a copout. If Christianity was [Read More…]

You and Jesus Are Not in a Relationship

Well, Dusty‘s not about to win over any Christian fans. In fact, he’ll probably piss off a handful of atheists with his abrasive style. But it’s hard to disagree with what he says: Christians can’t “have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ” because it’s always a one-way interaction. (Possible NSFW language.) If you could have [Read More…]

Christians Are An Inclusive Bunch!

… as long as you think and speak and act and believe exactly as they do. Thank you, homogeneous white men. It’s a cartoon, but that’s really the attitude you see from a lot of church leaders. The rebels who buck the trend quickly get branded as unChristian. That intolerance in the face of dissent [Read More…]

Another Way To Review a Church

When I went to churches, I only wrote about my experiences there. I should’ve gone one step further and asked to write their bulletins like Rat in Pearls Before Swine: That’s where all the real power is… [Read more…]

An Alternative to Coexisting?

I’m not sure how many atheists have this Coexist bumper sticker on their car… Coexisting is fine. I’m all for that. But the sticker seems to imply that we shouldn’t criticize the beliefs of people who cling to these faiths. And that’s ridiculous. By all means, treat religious people with respect. Their ideas and beliefs, [Read More…]