Tag Archive for Religion

Pedophilia and the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI said Saturday he is “truly sorry” for the abuse suffered by victims at the hands of Catholic priests in Ireland. He addressed the church abuse crisis an 18-page letter and it is going to be read in churches across Ireland on Sunday.  He says he is “deeply disturbed by the information which…

The Evolution of Morality

In my travels across the unending reaches of the ether, I communicate with a vast amount of people from different walks of life and worldviews.  Outside of my sphere of like-minded friends and acquaintances, most of the people I deal with have, to one degree or another, a belief in the supernatural.  They believe in…

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…

Why I Abandoned My Faith and Loathe Religion

I tried.  Really, I honestly tried to be a good Christian. When I was a young man I dove into the faith with both feet. I studied endlessly, sponging up everything I could.  I attended classes at the local Seminary and by the time I was Ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister, I had amassed…

Abortion – Why I Am Pro-Choice

One of the topics I find myself debating about is abortion.  I find this amusing, since I decided that when I walked away from religion I walked away from any opinion on the matter and since I am not currently in possession of a uterus, I still figure it none of my business. However, it…

Annihilation, Genocide and The Holy War

If it takes the wholesale destruction of the entire planet, then so be it.  Martyrs abound in their faith, and even though many believe it to be a peaceful religion, there remain those who would bring the world to an end just so there would be no infidels left. The violence that has been committed…

Why Don’t You Just BELIEVE?

Today’s headline is, by far, the most common reaction I get from people who discover that I am 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 the person knows me.  No matter, what emotion is tied to their…

Homophobia – The Fear Behind The Hatred

If you ask the average person what “homophobia” means, they will likely tell you it is the fear of homosexuals. Although many people would take issue with that definition, it is, nevertheless, pretty accurate. People fear homosexuality and homosexuals. In the United States, homophobia is still widespread, and far more so than most heterosexuals realize.…

How Did We Get Here?

It continues to amaze me how otherwise intelligent people can cling to a belief in God.  A belief that there is an omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent supernatural being who, in addition to creating everything that has ever existed, is interested in our daily lives, what we eat, who we have sexual relations with and what…