Tag Archive for first amendment

What Would Jesus Do?

By Ray Dickerson – Guest Writer What would Jesus do, you ask? All we have to go by are the scriptures found in the Bible to understand the answer. If any subject were important enough, it would have been included as a witness to his legacy. If someone calls themselves a “follower of Christ”, it…

The Rights of Tyrants: Bullies

“… And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die.” – The Bible (Deuteronomy 21) There’s been a lot of talk this weekend about bullies. Unfortunately, it’s distracted a lot of people from some of the biggest bullies, religious people. The driving force behind these individuals hasn’t changed in eons.…

The Role the Internet Plays in the Exchange of Ideas

Free Speech and Being Offended “Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.” – Salman Rushdie The concept of ‘Free Speech’ is often misunderstood. The thing is, a person does not have the right not to be offended by another person, and either persons have the right to…

Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting An Establishment Of Religion. What Does That Mean?

“[Our] principles [are] founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.” – Thomas Jefferson There has been much written about the Founding Fathers and their religious views. In spite of the actual historicity, most believers still think they were all devout Christians. Truth is, most of them were Deists and only minimally religious. Many were actively opposed to organized…

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…

Why You Should Join American Atheists, Inc.

What will $20.00 buy you? Twenty bucks.  How far does it go in our economy?  To some, twenty bucks is a considerable amount of money.  To others, it’s little more than spare change.  For twenty dollars you can get a halfway decent shirt or a pair of jeans at a discount store.  You can eat…

Texas Textbooks Tragically Toasted

By now just about everyone has heard about the Texas School Board and their rewriting of history in the Social Studies curriculum.  I am sure that most of you have already been explained the fact that due to the large number of students in the Texas school system, that whatever Texas teaches, most of the…

America is Not a Christian Nation

We are governed by a wonderful document called the Constitution, which is a secular document. It begins with “We the people” and contains no mention of God or Christianity. Its only references to religion are exclusionary ones.  In fact, Article VI specifically states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to…