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We Cannot Let Trump Win The Presidency

You thought is acceptance speech was scary? It’s not the Republican voters that will usher in a neo-facist, racist, anti-science, anti-SOCAS, nationalist separatist, inexperienced, intellectually retarded, buffoon of a demagogue into the highest office in the nation. Yes, as expected, the Republican voters will outnumber Democrats, which normally wouldn’t be a problem in this election…

Biblical Literalism and Christian Nationalism

A Treatise on the Conservative Religious Right “My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here” – John 18:36) Unless you’ve been living in a cave, it has become…

Separation of Church and State

A misinterpretation of the Constitution’s first amendment clause commonly known as the “Establishment Clause” often causes the misunderstanding of separation of church and state. The face our Nation presents to the rest of the world is not that of what we purport to be our beliefs as a united people. According to Thomas Jefferson in…

Sorry, Your Version of God is Kind of a Dick

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things This past Friday there was a scheduled Muslim prayer service held inside the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. A remarkable step forward in the quest to show the true spiritual diversity that makes up our Nation. Kudos, props and Kewpie dolls all around, right? Well, seems that…

All Believers Are Not Created Equal

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because notice it always coincides with their own desires – Susan B Anthony It is important to understand that there’s a difference between a person of faith and a religionist. While a person of faith believes in deity, their interpretation of deity…

Atheism Plus Finding Common Ground

“It is thus tolerance that is the source of peace, and intolerance that is the source of disorder and squabbling.” – Pierre Bayle Just about everybody knows that my immediate family are believers of some sort. My wife is a non-denominational Christian. My older daughter is somewhat agnostic where doctrines are concerned, but does believe…

The Difference Between “Divine Punishment” and “Shit Happens”

“What a WEEK I’m having!” – Walter Kornbluth It’s been a rough week, comparatively. I use ‘comparatively’ because there’s always others who are having even shittier weeks. Some are outright catastrophic. However, as far as my weeks generally go, the last seven days have not been particularly good ones. Between unforeseen legal fees, a major car repair, a minor…

Christian Politics: An Oxymoron for the Ages

“My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here” – John 18:36) I don’t often use Christian Scripture as an opening quote for my articles, nor do I usually…

In The Beginning Was The Word…

“When I view all beings not as special creations, but as the lineal descendants of some few beings which lived long before the first bed of the Cambrian system was deposited, they seem to me to become ennobled” – Charles Darwin In the beginning was the word. No, not that word. The spoken word. If those first words…