Tag Archive for delusion

Facepalm: The Natural Reaction When Dealing With Fundamentalists…

Palms…  They are everywhere, waiting to pounce upon the faces of reasoned individuals all over the world.  Rising out of the many unique SFP’s (Situational Facepalms) are those that elicits a most painful hand print.  I call these PMK’s, or, “Pot Meet Kettle’s“.   The plethora of emotions and the rate of speed that they pass through my consciousness is…

Debunking the Myth that Atheism is a Religion

It is suggested by many people that Atheism is a religion.  Applying the definition of religion toward atheism is an oxymoron and I concur with others who have come to the conclusion that the religious are are so caught up in their own beliefs that imagining another person without having any religious beliefs is largely incomprehensible to them. Either that…

Dogma Dredging Dynamic Duo Duly Disappoints…

I am a HUGE fan of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report”.  I watch these two shows, back to back, every night, without fail.  I have a ritual, so to speak, that begins around fifteen minutes prior in preparation for an hour of witty snippets, hilarious hi jinks and tasteless tenacity that makes these…

The Incompatibility of Christianity and Science

The universe is a funny thing.  Really. With all that we have come to understand about the cosmos, there is much we do not know.  Richard Feynman, one of the greatest minds in the field of quantum mechanics said, “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t understand quantum mechanics”.  Our universe operates…

Annihilation, Genocide and The Holy War

If it takes the wholesale destruction of the entire planet, then so be it.  Martyrs abound in their faith, and even though many believe it to be a peaceful religion, there remain those who would bring the world to an end just so there would be no infidels left. The violence that has been committed…

Why Don’t You Just BELIEVE?

Today’s headline is, by far, the most common reaction I get from people who discover that I am not a religious man, which is an understatement.   These words are uttered in a gamut of emotion from surprise to anger, depending on how long the person knows me.  No matter, what emotion is tied to their…

The Power of Coincidence

The bible says a lot about prayer.  We look to the Bible and find that Jesus makes a number of specific and remarkable promises having to do with prayer. Matthew 7:7 Jesus says promises that if we ask it will be given to us. Later on in Matthew, Jesus tells us that having faith as…

How Did We Get Here?

It continues to amaze me how otherwise intelligent people can cling to a belief in God.  A belief that there is an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent supernatural being who, in addition to creating everything that has ever existed, is interested in our daily lives, what we eat, who we have sexual relations with and what…