Al Stefanelli

What Would Jesus Do?

By Ray Dickerson – Guest Writer What would Jesus do, you ask? All we have to go by are the scriptures found in the Bible to understand the answer. If any subject were important enough, it would have been included as a witness to his legacy. If someone calls themselves a “follower of Christ”, it…

Creationism and the Second Law of Thermodynamics

In the wake of the recent Bill Nye / Ken Ham debate on evolution / creation, the website “BuzzFeed” ran a pictorial titled “22 Messages From Creationists.” Twenty one of them don’t even warrant a response. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous. One, however, does warrant a reply because it is the only…

All Believers Are Not Created Equal

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because notice it always coincides with their own desires – Susan B Anthony It is important to understand that there’s a difference between a person of faith and a religionist. While a person of faith believes in deity, their interpretation of deity…

Fundamental Christianity Degrades the Human Race

It’s no secret that I have a genuine problem with Fundamental Christianity. I reason it puts the whole of humanity in a place of degradation. The doctrine that teaches followers they are ‘filthy rags‘ in the sight of God, and demands their lives be spent atoning for all that Scripture accuses is particularly harmful. These fundamental believers are beset with…

Gun Ownership, Mass Murder and Mental Illness

It didn’t take but minutes for extremists on both sides of the issue to come worming out of the woodwork within minutes of the news breaking about the mass murders in Newtown, Connecticut last year. As we all should know by now, extremism of any kind rarely, if ever, results in any solutions being presented. The…

HIV: Responsibility of Consent

” But remember, even if you have a low viral load, you can still transmit HIV to your sex partner.” – Aids.gov A topic of conversation had come up in the comment section on a popular blog recently as whether or not someone who is knowingly infected with the HIV virus has a responsibility to inform…

A+, RadFems and The ‘New McCarthyism’

“Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch hunts.” – Desi Arnaz Back in the 1950’s, Senator Joe McCarthy made a rather infamous name for himself by making accusations of treason, disloyalty and subversion without the benefit of evidence. It was ‘guilt by association,’ of the worst kind. Many people lost jobs and had…

Libertarians, Socialism and a Political Duopoly

“Where I depart from most of my Libertarian brethren is that I am not a purist. I believe that before libertarian principles can be enacted, that we must have a basic framework whereby food, shelter, clothing are rights, not privileges… and that health care and education are accessible to everyone. Only then can the marketplace…