Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Purpose Driven Blight

There is a belief amongst the faithful that religion gives them a reason for their existence, as is evidenced by the wildly popular book by Pastor Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life”.  In spite of the millions of copies sold, along with related journals, bible studies and small group curriculum, the belief that religion can give you…

Anti-Evolution Stickers Still In Alabama Science Books

My son asked me for help with his science homework.  Biology, to be specific. He is in tenth grade and they are about to study evolution.  His science teacher has told his class that she does not want to teach evolution, but she is being forced to.  This is Alabama, after all, so, naturally I took…

No Sex, Please…

Christian fundamentalists in the United States live in a world obsessed with sexuality. By and large, they are hostile toward most forms of sexual expression. Censorship efforts and attempts at sexual repression come almost exclusively from religion.  When one breaks down the resistance to humanism, secularism, post-modernism, relativism, feminism and other non-religious ideals, it always comes down…

Facepalm: The Natural Reaction When Dealing With Fundamentalists…

Palms…  They are everywhere, waiting to pounce upon the faces of reasoned individuals all over the world.  Rising out of the many unique SFP’s (Situational Facepalms) are those that elicits a most painful hand print.  I call these PMK’s, or, “Pot Meet Kettle’s“.   The plethora of emotions and the rate of speed that they pass through my consciousness is…

Debunking the Myth that Atheism is a Religion

It is suggested by many people that Atheism is a religion.  Applying the definition of religion toward atheism is an oxymoron and I concur with others who have come to the conclusion that the religious are are so caught up in their own beliefs that imagining another person without having any religious beliefs is largely incomprehensible to them. Either that…

Prop 8 Overturned: Of Course You Realize, This Means War…

Chief US District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage today. His decision is based on his ruling that Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.  Walker ruled Wednesday that California’s Proposition 8, which passed via a 2008 ballot initiative, violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. This is seen as a huge victory for LGBT rights,…