Society

Texas Textbooks Tragically Toasted

By now just about everyone has heard about the Texas School Board and their rewriting of history in the Social Studies curriculum.  I am sure that most of you have already been explained the fact that due to the large number of students in the Texas school system, that whatever Texas teaches, most of the…

Why I Abandoned My Faith and Loathe Religion

I tried.  Really, I honestly tried to be a good Christian. When I was a young man I dove into the faith with both feet. I studied endlessly, sponging up everything I could.  I attended classes at the local Seminary and by the time I was Ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister, I had amassed…

Gun Control and My Cold, Dead Hands

We Americans love our guns.  Very few places in the world allow gun ownership to be as free and anonymous as these United States, and to think that I am not happy about that would be an error in judgment.  Many people are under the assumption that due to my lack of appreciation for all…

Abortion – Why I Am Pro-Choice

One of the topics I find myself debating about is abortion.  I find this amusing, since I decided that when I walked away from religion I walked away from any opinion on the matter and since I am not currently in possession of a uterus, I still figure it none of my business. However, it…

Child Abuse in the Name of God

Today’s entry was originally going to be two separate posts, but I decided to combine them because they are both linked to Christian ideologies that end up in both the abuse and the death of children.  On the surface, they appear to be very different, but the unchecked and/or enabled natural progression of any mental…

When Faith Kills Children

OREGON CITY, Ore. – A judge sentenced Jeffrey and Marci Beagley each should serve 16 months in prison. They were convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the 2008 death of their 16-year-old son Niel.  He died of complications from a congenital urinary tract blockage, a condition that is normally treated very easily.  He died because…

Curing Homosexuality

First, let’s dispense with the obvious.  Outside of being a sexual predator or a pedophile, a person’s sexuality is nobody Else’s business.  Legislating morality has proven to be counterproductive in so many ways that it would take a series of lengthy articles just to skim the surface. Beyond the political bullshit that surrounds homosexuality lies…

When Children Commit Suicide

One of my favorite television shows is “Criminal Minds“.  Last night I was watching re-runs and ran across an episode where a high-school student murdered four classmate bullies who had  taunted him to a breaking point.  One of my favorie characters in the show is Dr. Spencer Reid, played by Matthew Gray Gubler.  Not only…

Homophobia – The Fear Behind The Hatred

If you ask the average person what “homophobia” means, they will likely tell you it is the fear of homosexuals. Although many people would take issue with that definition, it is, nevertheless, pretty accurate. People fear homosexuality and homosexuals. In the United States, homophobia is still widespread, and far more so than most heterosexuals realize.…