It’s happened again. Another freethinker, freespeaker, has been killed for . . .thinking and speaking. Faisal Dipan (BBC) Cut down by the sharp blade of supernatural belief. Why is it that “believers” and “followers” are so afraid of words and ideas? How is it possible for people who say, “I believe in a God of […]Read More Dangerous Words, Dangerous Ideas
Alright, calm down. I’ll make this quick and painless (maybe). In many places where Fundagelicals and Evangementals (fun wordplay here) are having lots of fun dropping Ten Commandment monuments or Massive Crosses on public property and trying their damnedest blessedest to get our kids, courts and congress people to pray and pray and pray (to […]Read More Why I Support the Satanic Temple (and You Should Too–after You Faint)
My wife just returned from the World Parliament of Religions in Salt Lake City. The trailer for a new film on Chaplains was screened. It looks like a fairly broad and interfaith presentation, though Secular/Humanist chaplains don’t seem to be included (or Pagans or Hindus for that matter). As I watch the film I’ll be […]Read More New Film on Chaplains
I really hate pissing off people with guns (esp since I once owned some). So, I offer this flower-in-the-barrel for peace. No one wants Mentally Impaired Persons to have weapons, right? Even most gun-owners seem to agree with that. Common sense, of course. So here’s my (disarming) question: If someone is living with so much […]Read More A Dis-arming Question
Leave it to one of our finest. . .another Preacher with Guns. . .to bring us an all-new and improved deity! This, from Friendly Atheist Colonel Sean C. Killeen, USMC, responded to the MRFF’s earlier objections about the “God bless” sign with the rather unconvincing claim that “God bless” is really a secular, non-religious expression: […]Read More An All-New God. . .Courtesy the U.S. Marines!
I found this article a good challenge: What Caretakers Can Do When Their Patient Believes God has Abandoned Them (Deseret News) A study says people who are suffering and believe they are being punished or that God has left them don’t heal as fast as those who are more “spiritually optimistic.” It seems plausible that […]Read More When a Patient Believes God has Abandoned Them
The Giddy-ons (Gideons) recently tried to hand out The Only Textbook You’ll Ever Need their Bibbles to kids outside a middle school down the road (2 Billion Bibles in 200 countries! How nice). Some parents were upset, administrators scrambled for their tea-stained copies of the Constitution, and generally. . .in the common manner around here. […]Read More If Only Everyone Had a Gun, a God and a Good Book