Atheism

Separation of Church and State

A misinterpretation of the Constitution’s first amendment clause commonly known as the “Establishment Clause” often causes the misunderstanding of separation of church and state. The face our Nation presents to the rest of the world is not that of what we purport to be our beliefs as a united people. According to Thomas Jefferson in…

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…

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…

Abortion Is Not Murder

I’ve heard many good arguments against abortion. Well thought out and presented, etc. I’ve also heard some poor ones, particularly from fundamentalists. Particularly when they call abortion murder. The problem with this is that it is not murder. Abortion is not homicide. You can’t just go changing definitions all willy-nilly. Homicide is the killing of a…

Paul Kurtz: December 21, 1925 – October 20, 2012

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 There are giants in the collection of movements that make up the cause of secularism in the non-sectarian world demographic. We know their names…