Tag Archive for Religion

The Establishment Clause is Freedom

Founders wanted church and state separated “[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, but in spite of what the actual history is, and regardless of what the gaggle of Conservative politicians and our pastors…

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…

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…

Libertarians, Socialism and a Political Duopoly

“Where I depart from most of my Libertarian brethren is that I am not a purist. I believe that before libertarian principles can be enacted, that we must have a basic framework whereby food, shelter, clothing are rights, not privileges… and that health care and education are accessible to everyone. Only then can the marketplace…

Georgia Rep. Paul Broun’s Ignorance

An Embarrassment to the Collective of Human Intelligence “Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.” – Gustave Flaubert  Well, just when you thought it was safe to read the news, another member of the denizens of douchebaggery rears their ugly head (metaphorically speaking) and vomits out another putrid,…

Differential Activism – The Art Of Choosing Wisely

“It is important to understand that there’s a difference between a person of faith and a religionist” – Al Stefanelli There is a very fine line between being outspoken and being a complete asshole. Yeah, I’ve crossed that line a time or two, as many of us have for a variety of very acceptable reasons.…

Georgia “In God We Trust” License Plate Stickers Now Free

“No money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect, cult, or religious denomination or of any sectarian institution.” – Georgia State Constitution Last year I addressed a local issue here in the state of Georgia regarding its license plates, which was labeled a “minor controversy.”…

A Near Perfect Reply To Creationists

“We are stardust, we are golden. We are billion year old carbon…” – Joni Mitchell Sitting here in bed with the empty canvas of a blank Word document in front of me, I struggle today to bring you some original thoughts. Why? Well, yesterday my good doctor removed a one-inch section of my sural nerve…