The Miracle that Wasn’t

This post is courtesy of Ron Gold. Did you hear about little Nadia Bloom, an 11-year-old Florida girl with Asperger’s syndrome who was rescued yesterday after spending four days lost in a swamp? It’s definitely a feel good story, but I don’t see why the guy who found her has to call it a miracle: [Read More…]

Using Judaism to Ban Fur

Greeting everyone, this post is by Ron Gold. One of the reasons I respect Judaism more than most religions is that the faith mandates a relatively humane treatment towards animals. In contrast, every now and then I run into a Christian who seems to take the perspective that God put animals on the Earth for [Read More…]

Latinos Divorcing Catholicism?

Hi everyone, this is Ron Gold. Latino-Americans have traditionally been dependable Catholics, though they are slowly but surely becoming more religiously diverse, as seen below: Notice the number who report no religion has almost doubled from 1990 to 2008, going from 6.4% to 12.4%. This is encouraging, because it shows that cultural influences can drive [Read More…]

Why is This Relevant?

Hey everyone, this is Ron Gold checking in: There have been a string of arson attacks against churches this year in Texas, which is obviously horrible. Happily, it looks like the ordeal is over, as the suspected perpetrators were arrested last Sunday. I’m curious to learn what their motivation was, but since many details have [Read More…]

U.S. Military Switching to Secular Rifles

This post is courtesy of Ron Gold. Sanity has triumphed in the U.S. military, as they have pressured the company behind “Jesus Rifles” to only make normal rifle scopes from now on: Bowing to Pentagon concerns and an international outcry, a Michigan arms company said Thursday that it would immediately stop embossing references to New Testament Scriptures on [Read More…]