Monthly Archives: May 2012

US Government Leaves Unbelievers Out Of Memorial Day

“”We exist, we’re here, we’re normal,”- Sgt. Justin Griffith” Today is Memorial Day. The purpose behind this is to remember those who have died while serving in the armed forces. There are several accounts regarding the history of this holiday, as several cities and towns lay claim to its origins.  As well, there are other divisions along…

Don’t Bet On It: A Few Words On Pascal’s Wager

“God is, or He is not. But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here.” – Blaise Pascal  To those who are not familiar with the concept of “Pascal’s Wager,” it basically posits a “heads or tails” bet regarding the acknowledgement of the existence and belief in God. This is one of…

Red Neck, Blue Collar Atheist…

“Hank Fox wrote a book. You should read it” – Me My fellow Freethought Blogger, Hank Fox, put a book out earlier in the year called, “Red Neck, Blue Collar Atheist.” To be sure, there are many of us on the Freethought Blog network who’ve written books. This one is kinda different, though. If I…

Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting An Establishment Of Religion. What Does That Mean?

“[Our] principles [are] founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.” – Thomas Jefferson There has been much written about the Founding Fathers and their religious views. In spite of the actual historicity, most believers still think they were all devout Christians. Truth is, most of them were Deists and only minimally religious. Many were actively opposed to organized…