Christianity

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…

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…

The Rights of Tyrants: Bullies

“… And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die.” – The Bible (Deuteronomy 21) There’s been a lot of talk this weekend about bullies. Unfortunately, it’s distracted a lot of people from some of the biggest bullies, religious people. The driving force behind these individuals hasn’t changed in eons.…

The Role the Internet Plays in the Exchange of Ideas

Free Speech and Being Offended “Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.” – Salman Rushdie The concept of ‘Free Speech’ is often misunderstood. The thing is, a person does not have the right not to be offended by another person, and either persons have the right to…

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun’s Ignorance

An Embarrassment to the Collective of Human Intelligence “Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.” – Gustave Flaubert  Well, just when you thought it was safe to read the news, another member of the denizens of douchebaggery rears their ugly head (metaphorically speaking) and vomits out another putrid,…

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…