Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Inevitable Triumph Of Reason Over Religion

Religion was good for one thing. It provided a reason  for humans to have morals, now that we know religion is not that reason, it can go away. – Dustin Rgnonti The process that is used to validate or invalidate a religious belief, dogma, doctrine or superstition starts with “reason.” Reason is the faculty of…

Atheists Who Accommodate Religious Extremists

“We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.” ― Christopher Hitchens This has been a busy week for my inbox with…

Will A Man Rob God?

“Stick ’em up” – The Thief I’ve given a lot of thought lately about tithing. Why would and atheist do this, you ask? Well, blame the current crop of GOP Presidential candidates who are standing on the street corners, patting themselves on the back and exhorting how holy they are by telling us how much…

Let’s Talk About Sex (Includes APNE Darrel Ray Interview)

Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality. – Frank Zappa Christian fundamentalists in the United States are obsessed with sexuality. By and large, they are hostile toward most forms of sexual expression. Censorship efforts and attempts at sexual repression come…

Child Evangelism: Painting Lies on an Empty Canvas

The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational Inquiry –  Richard Dawkins  Youth-driven activities within many churches include activities that appeal to the societal desires of children to learn through enjoyable experiences. Sunday school lessons for very young children are modeled after kindergarten and primary school. For…

The Destructive Force of Missionary Evangelism

Deep within the heart of every evangelist lies the wreck of a car salesman. — H L Mencken Evangelism is defined as “the preaching or promulgation of the gospel; the work of an evangelist” and “missionary zeal, purpose, or activity.”  The bible commands the believer to take on the role of evangelism and there is no shortage of…

When Roosevelt Dropped “In God We Trust” in 1907

To discriminate against a thoroughly upright citizen because he belongs to some particular Church, or because, like Abraham Lincoln, he has not avowed his allegiance to any Church, is an outrage against the liberty of conscience which is one of the foundations of American life. – Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was a Christian, a Republican…

Why Personhood Should Not be Granted to a Fetus

The very health of a fetus requires the direct coercion of the mother’s body. The fetus may be life, but it is not always independent life, and for that reason alone, the mother reserves the right to terminate her pregnancy. I’ll be brief today. You’d have to be living in a cave not to realize…