Tag Archive for christianity

Turin Redux: Shrouded in Ignorance

“Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ’s authentic burial robe” – The Telegraph The above quote is an actual headline that came across one of my news feeds late last night.  It caught my attention immediately in one of those “here we go again” sighs. But, being the skeptic that I am, I decided to…

The Religious Right: Choking on the Grip of Atheist Activism

“I’ve had all I can stands and I can’t stands no more!” – Popeye Resistance against atheism may still be somewhat of a status quo here in these United States, but it is impossible to deny that we are rapidly gaining ground. Atheism is one of the fastest growing social movements in the country, and contrary to what the…

Woman, Know Your Place!

“Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way. They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men.” – St. Augustine Misogyny is defined as a hatred, contempt, dislike or distrust in women – especially by a man. In American society, misogyny is rampant and…

I Got Your “Tolerance” Right Here…

“We’ve made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space, and we fall back.” – Jean Luc Picard A while back I published an article on the American Atheists, Inc. “No God Blog,” of which I am a contributor.  It was in response to the call for tolerance by accommodationalists among the…

The Incredible Lightness Of Being An Atheist

“Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone.” – John Quincy Adams My life is not much different from the average humanoid living in the United States. Outside of the relatively minor celebrity I enjoy as a public figure, I have bills to pay, deadlines to meet, family to interact with and errands to…

The Falsidical Paradox Of Religious Morality

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg A Falsidical Paradox is where an absurd conclusion appears to be supported by a good argument, but further scrutiny reveals a hidden fallacy…

You’re Not Being Persecuted!

by Steve Martin, Guest Columnist All across the United States (but particularly in the South) public schools are violating the Constitution by sponsoring prayers in schools or before athletic events.  Thankfully, groups like American Atheists and the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) are trying to uphold the law.  Unfortunately, many Christians just cannot seem to…

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…

To Serve Man

Humanism is a philosophy of joyous service for the greater good of all humanity, of application of new ideas of scientific progress for the benefit of all – Linus Pauling I’ve receive a lot of mail. Most of it positive, but there is a significant amount that is not. I often get accused of being…