Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lies, Hypocrisy and Bigotry in These United States

“I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.” – Stephen Fry You hear the word Freedom thrown around a lot. But what about the concept, as my friend RJ Evans says, of “Freedom and Liberty For All?” It’s a mighty phrase, and it…

Living With Mental Illness: Anxiety and Related Disorders

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop OK, I am going to round up this series on mental illness with General Anxiety Disorder, and a couple connected hobgoblins. A lot of people misunderstand anxiety with being overly worried. Yes, we all have worries. Many of us have…

Living With Mental Illness: Depression

Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. In scope, this is because its effects and the number of people who suffer from it. The reasons why it is misunderstood, though, surround the perception that many individuals have or make regarding human behavior. We make judgments on what we see people doing, hear…

Atheists Confront School Board For Illegal Prayers

– Sermons, Praying and Threats Ensue (Video Evidence Included) (Updated) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” – First Amendment” Greencastle, PA – The Greencastle-Antrim School Board apparently has a problem with the United States Constitution. Mr. Ernest Perce V, acting initially as the Pennsylvania State Director for American Atheists, Inc. and a…

The Fallen of September 11 2001 – Every Single Name

Beyond The Politics And Ideologies – Remembering People Below are the names and some information, where available, of all of the immediate victims of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, spearheaded by Osama bin Laden. The following names are of the 3497 killed in the attacks, including the 343 firefighters and…

Atheism Plus Finding Common Ground

“It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.” – Pierre Bayle Just about everybody knows that my immediate family are believers of some sort. My wife is a non-denominational Christian. My older daughter is somewhat agnostic where doctrines are concerned, but does believe…

The Difference Between “Divine Punishment” and “Shit Happens”

“What a WEEK I’m having!” – Walter Kornbluth It’s been a rough week, comparatively. I use ‘comparatively’ because there’s always others who are having even shittier weeks. Some are outright catastrophic. However, as far as my weeks generally go, the last seven days have not been particularly good ones. Between unforeseen legal fees, a major car repair, a minor…