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Theologians Think They’re Smarter Than Stephen Hawking

“Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist” – Stephen Hawking Dr. Stephen Hawking, arguably one of the smartest  human beings, alive or dead, declared that god did not…

Bullying: It’s Not Just For Kids (Corporal Punishment Is Alive And Well In Many US Schools)

“As the severity of corporal punishment in the delinquent’s developmental history increases, so does the probability that he will engage in a violent act.” – Dr. Ralph Welsh School children are getting assaulted every day from first grade, all the way to their senior year. It’s not only perfectly legal, but widely practiced and even condoned.…

When An Atheist Should Remain Closeted

“Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!” – Marc Antony  Should you or shouldn’t you? Those are the choices when considering “coming out” as an unbeliever. Yes or no. Seems simple, right? In fact, there are many in our movement/cause that reason if you are an atheist, you should always be willing to…

The Logistical Impossibility of the Exodus of Israel

“Though the colourful story of the Hebrew Exodus from Egypt is known to everyone the legend itself is a complete fantasy.” – Ken Humphreys The Passover Holidays are upon us, so what better time than now to explain how the entire tale of the Exodus was logistically impossible.  Of course, modern archaeology provides enough evidence…

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

I wrote this about fifteen years ago. Has nothing to do with religion, but with Easter Weekend coming up and my inevitable commentaries, I thought you’d all get a kick out of a little light reading today… Enjoy! It all started out innocently enough. I was in a thrift store when I came upon a…

Tyranny – A Seemingly Lost Concept on the Majority

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson I’ve written and re-written this post four times already this morning. With each edit came the revelation that it had morphed into another version of a rant against those who are under the notion that we…

A Word About Herding Cats…

“A house divided will not stand.” We’ve all heard those words before. Yeah, they are in the bible but they didn’t start out there. In fact, the concept has been around for eons. It’s actually plain old common sense, the precept being that without unity there will inevitably be failure. Now, sometimes that is a…