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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…

OMG! Dawkins Converts To Christianity!!!

“I think the probability of a supernatural creator existing is very very low.” – Richard Dawkins Well, that’s what you’d think after reading some of the tripe that has hit the net, airwaves and radio over the past few days in response to the debate he had with the Archbishop of Canterbury. This is just…

Why Personhood Should Not be Granted to a Fetus

The very health of a fetus requires the direct coercion of the mother’s body. The fetus may be life, but it is not always independent life, and for that reason alone, the mother reserves the right to terminate her pregnancy. I’ll be brief today. You’d have to be living in a cave not to realize…

How to Scare the Shit out of Your Kid

“God knows everything, is everywhere and is the more powerful than anything or anyone” – Moms and Dads everywhere Very young children lack the ability to understand the concepts of omnipresence and omnipotence in a way that doesn’t completely scare the shit out of them. Adults, for the most part, have lost the ability to…

Doing The Newtron Dance

“To The Moon, Alice!” – Ralph Kramden Talk about your empty campaign promises. The Fig has ambitions for a permanent, thirteen-thousand member moon colony with regular commercial flights from earth to be used for things like tourism and manufacturing, complete with a “continuous propulsion system” that could take astronauts to Mars. Don’t get me wrong, back in July of…

Shopping With Satan: Grocery Store Evangelists

“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long year, stole many a mans soul and faith.” – The Rolling Stones Mobility issues make it obvious that I am disabled, which sometimes make me a target for mission-minded evangelicals – especially in the grocery store. If…

The Ignorance of Defining Atheism as a Religion

“The most violent element in society is ignorance” – Emma Goldman If I had a dollar for every time a Christian says that atheism is a religion, I’d be a fairly wealthy man. If I added two-bits to that for every time a Christian says that atheism is a belief system, my kids would get…

An American Theocracy – by Newt Gingrich

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” – Sinclair Lewis Seems our old friend, Speaker Gingrich, has been busy lately drafting up his plan to take the United States on the last leg of her journey to becoming a theocracy. And you thought it was the Muslims…