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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,…

Fundamentalist Pastor Writes Homophobic Op Ed Piece

I replied to the editor, but my response wasn’t published. So here it is. “If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” – Benjamin Franklin I’ve written previously on how bigotry is alive and well in the town where I reside,…

Don’t Bet On It: A Few Words On Pascal’s Wager

“God is, or He is not. But to which side shall we incline? Reason can decide nothing here.” – Blaise Pascal  To those who are not familiar with the concept of “Pascal’s Wager,” it basically posits a “heads or tails” bet regarding the acknowledgement of the existence and belief in God. This is one of…

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.…

A Short Review Of The Bible

The Bible is a fantastic story about the rise of a fictional Hebrew storm god named Yahweh, and his wife, Asherah. Through a series of well-planned maneuvers, and a little coaxing from the wife, Yahweh manages to usurp control of mankind from the Elohim, a consortium of gods that created the universe. So cunning and…

The Butterfly Effect: 12 Dead In Afghanistan

A Koran Burns In Florida Causes Murders In Kabul Now we can add five civilians and seven U.N. employees to the death toll and another seventy-three injuries that can be attributed to religion. The situation started as hundreds gathered in Kandahar to protest the burning of the Koran, and although things started off peacefully, it…

The Incompatibility of Faith and Reason

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” – Hebrews 11:1.  Let’s examine this, because it sounds so reassuring, comforting and sensible when it is read, but things are not always as they appear.  There are many believers who have the notion that science operates…

Against Abortion? Then Don’t Have One…

Before my inbox gets filled with reminders that I said I would not write about this ever again, it should be known that I am writing about it again because my inbox was filled by people asking me to.  Abortion is a subject that I rarely touch upon because, as I have stated, I do…