Tag Archive for Religion

How to Scare the Shit out of Your Kid

“God knows everything, is everywhere and is the more powerful than anything or anyone” – Moms and Dads everywhere Very young children lack the ability to understand the concepts of omnipresence and omnipotence in a way that doesn’t completely scare the shit out of them. Adults, for the most part, have lost the ability to…

The Ignorance of Defining Atheism as a Religion

“The most violent element in society is ignorance” – Emma Goldman If I had a dollar for every time a Christian says that atheism is a religion, I’d be a fairly wealthy man. If I added two-bits to that for every time a Christian says that atheism is a belief system, my kids would get…

The Incredible Lightness Of Being An Atheist

“Always stand on principle, even if you stand alone.” – John Quincy Adams My life is not much different from the average humanoid living in the United States. Outside of the relatively minor celebrity I enjoy as a public figure, I have bills to pay, deadlines to meet, family to interact with and errands to…

The Falsidical Paradox Of Religious Morality

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg A Falsidical Paradox is where an absurd conclusion appears to be supported by a good argument, but further scrutiny reveals a hidden fallacy…

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…

The Goodness Of God – A Perplexing Paradox

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. – Steven Weinberg If something is good simply because a god has commanded it, then anything that a god commands could be considered good. Of course,…

Why Don’t You Just “Believe?”

An Excerpt from “A Voice Of Reason In An Unreasonable World – The Rise Of Atheism On Planet Earth“ I get many different reactions from people who discover that I’m 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…

Rev. Bentley, Bishop of Alabama

Alabamians have spoken.  As predicted, they have chosen another Republican governor.  Dr. Robert Bentley is now the top dog and it is apparent that the Alabamians who voted him into office did not have a good enough grasp on reality to embrace the fact that Bentley, a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at First Baptist…