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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…

Puritanical Pious Prudes Preach Parsimonious Pleasures

Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality. – Frank Zappa Believers are not just concerned about human sexuality, they are obsessed with it. In fact, they are hostile toward most forms of sexual expression. Just look at the facts. Censorship…

Recipe For Disaster: Religion and Human Sexuality

Organizations like the National Organization For Marriage are a horrific example of all that is wrong when human sexuality is combined with religion, such as Catholic adoption agencies closing down operations in fear that a gay couple might adopt a child, Christian organizations spending millions of dollars to fight against the rights of the LGBT…

Morality: Secular vs. Religious

Lately, there has been an increased level of discussion in the social networks and blogs on the topic of morality.  The lines that are typically drawn regarding the necessity of religious belief as a pre-requisite to morality have not changed, but the level to which the religious apologists have had to take their arguments have. …

Indonesian Muslims: “Obama Has Blood On His Hands”

Obama spent part of his childhood in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Part of his trip abroad this week involves speeches where he will talk about the partnership that the United States is building with Indonesia and Indonesia’s pluralism and tolerance. Indonesia has a Muslim majority and about 20,000 of those Muslims attended rallies to protest Obama’s visit. A spokesman for the Muslim…

To Serve Man…

I’ve received a lot of email regarding my last blog entry.  Most of it was positive, but there was a significant amount that was not.  Accused of being as intolerant as those I write about, I think that my detractors have failed to understand that I am intolerant of intolerance, such as it is.  While I…

The Islamic Propaganda Machine Churns On…

Islamic propaganda is hardly new. Islam has been presented to the West as peaceful and loving for decades, but it has always been and continues to be a false view of Islam. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and the sight of Palestinians and other Muslims celebrating the destruction of the World…

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…

There’s Nothing Honorable About Honor Killing

An “Honor Killing” is nothing more than a vicious, pre-meditated murder committed by a sick, twisted, demented and psychotic fundamental religionist. The victim is usually female and the perpetrator is usually male.  The charge brought against the victim is bringing dishonor to the family.  How is this dishonor wrought?  Sometimes it is a violation of a dress code or refusing…