Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Incompatibility of Faith and Reason

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” – Hebrews 11:1.  Let’s examine this, because it sounds so reassuring, comforting and sensible when it is read, but things are not always as they appear.  There are many believers who have the notion that science operates…

There’s Nothing Honorable About Honor Killing

An “Honor Killing” is nothing more than a vicious, pre-meditated murder committed by a sick, twisted, demented and psychotic fundamental religionist. The victim is usually female and the perpetrator is usually male.  The charge brought against the victim is bringing dishonor to the family.  How is this dishonor wrought?  Sometimes it is a violation of a dress code or refusing…

You Can’t Polish a Turd: The Evolution of Creationism

The deluded staff over at the Intelligent Design website once again prove the validity of the textbook definition of insanity, which is repeating the same thing over and over while hoping for a different result every time.  Stubbornly, they continue to reinvent their religious propaganda in spite of continued court defeats, rejections by state school…

Christianity, Islam and the Destruction of the Human Race

Mainstream Christianity goes to great lengths to separate itself from it’s Abrahamic cousin, Islam. However, the commonalities between the two faiths are very apparent to most of us who live free from the shackles of religious belief. Like Islam, Christianity provides that to be a member of the religion, a belief that their holy book,…

Reparative Therapy: A Cure for a Nonexistent Disease

There’s been an increase in news reports concerning reparative therapy for  homosexuals, even such heinous methods as exorcisms being performed to “loose the gay demon” from the alleged victim.   The goal, of course, is to “cure” the individual of homosexuality.  Reparative therapies are even touted sometimes as medical science and there are several organizations that…

Independence Day Is Not A Religious Holiday

Today is Independence Day here in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of our citizens have little or no understanding of the purpose behind the American Revolutionary War. They do not understand why we endured those bloody battles or the reason we decided that we could no longer be part of the Monarchy of United Kingdom…

Sex: Prudish People Perpetrating Preposterous Policies

Sex.  It is what it is for each of us, according to how we like it and how we are internally oriented.   Our sexuality, along with what drives us sexually, belongs to each of us, individually. Sexual predators or pedophiles notwithstanding, our sexuality is nobody’s business.   Those who just can’t keep their noses out of…