Tag Archive for delusion

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 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 Goodness Of God – A Perplexing Paradox

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 If something is good simply because a god has commanded it, then anything that a god commands could be considered good. Of course,…

Rev. Bentley, Bishop of Alabama

Alabamians have spoken.  As predicted, they have chosen another Republican governor.  Dr. Robert Bentley is now the top dog and it is apparent that the Alabamians who voted him into office did not have a good enough grasp on reality to embrace the fact that Bentley, a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist…

Another Child Dead, Another Christian Parent In Jail

TULSA – Mia Fleming of Fox News Channel 23 in Tulsa reported on a story about a woman named Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son.  Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested Friday morning, booked into the Tulsa County Jail.  Susan was a member of the “Church of the First Born”…

Bishop Takes Pawn

By now the entire free world knows about the allegations against Atlanta-area mega church pastor, Bishop Eddie Long.  Even our friend Christopher Hitchens weighed in on it, and his article in Slate magazine is worth a read.  I won’t bore you with the details, as there are literally hundreds of venues that will provide you…

Palin vs O’Donnell

Sarah Palin has had a commanding lead in the race for the top spot in the “WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot” division of the “International Conference of Facepalming”, Female Division, for quite some time.  But a relative newcomer in the field, Christine O’Donnel, the Mistress of Masturbation, is catching up fast, grabbing headlines and causing reddish handprints of the faces of the reasoned throughout…

The Results Are In: Hawking Dumb, Theologians Smart

Dr. Stephen Hawking, arguably one of the smartest  human beings, alive or dead, declared on September 2nd, that god did not create the universe and the “Big Bang” was an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics.  His soon-to-be-released book, “The Grand Design” (co-authored with U.S. physicist Leonard Mlodinow), Hawking stated that there exist a new series…

The Purpose Driven Blight

There is a belief amongst the faithful that religion gives them a reason for their existence, as is evidenced by the wildly popular book by Pastor Rick Warren, “The Purpose Driven Life”.  In spite of the millions of copies sold, along with related journals, bible studies and small group curriculum, the belief that religion can give you…

Anti-Evolution Stickers Still In Alabama Science Books

My son asked me for help with his science homework.  Biology, to be specific. He is in tenth grade and they are about to study evolution.  His science teacher has told his class that she does not want to teach evolution, but she is being forced to.  This is Alabama, after all, so, naturally I took…