Category Religious

The Religious Freedom Lie

It has occurred to me that religious freedom, the latest American catchphrase, is not only a misrepresentation, but an oxymoron. First, to the deceptive manner in which it is being employed. Those who invoke religious freedom as a defense for some action they wish to take, or not take as the case may be, seek […]

The Evil Deity Hypothesis

At a convention discussing free speech, an apparent murderous opponent of said freedom opened fire on the cafe where the meeting was taking place. Even though the murderer fired 40 or so rounds, he or she could only claim one victim, an innocent human being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A few […]

Think before you commemorate

The ironically named Good Friday is rapidly approaching, and for Christians everywhere it is commemorated as a fairly significant event in history: The day the Son of God was executed as a sacrifice for our sins. As a thinking person, I encourage all other persons to ponder what exactly it is they are commemorating. I […]

ISIS

US HAS NEW PLAN TO COUNTER ISIS PROPAGANDA This was on the television screen at the gym this morning, which I happened to glance at in between sets of bench pressing. There was someone standing near one Washington, DC monument or other talking to the newscaster, but I didn’t hear it or need to. The […]

Pope Francis in favor of physical assault

I’m actually starting to bore myself writing about Pope Francis, but some things can’t be avoided. When the civilized world comes out in support of freedom of expression, and the condemnation of violence done by the easily offended, the leader of the Catholic Church, dogmatically considered the Vicar of Christ on Earth, pronounces boldly that […]

Our Rights

It will be difficult to match the impressive showing of support for freedom of speech and freedom of expression, along with the repulsion and repudiation of violence committed under the guise of avenging the character of another, that so many thoughtful and passionate people have already written. At best, I will add my voice to […]

There’s still a chasm to cross

The Wall Street Journal, that bastion of free-thinking, unbiased reporting and opinion, ran an Op-Ed in which the author claims that scientific evidence about the Universe we humbly reside in is showing us the evidence for God. The author capitalized the deity so I assumed he was thinking of a specific god. Rather than run […]

The Devil is Real

I’ve been meaning to put a few of my thoughts about Pope Francis together but lacked the impetus needed to force myself in front of the blank page. Not that I haven’t scribbled a bit about him before: Pope I Pope II I’ve been reading the media’s seeming adoration for this Pope with a sardonic […]

Evolution disproved

Belief is a tricky thing

I’ve never been consulted by anyone at Nabisco as support for their claim that the Oreo is America’s Favorite Cookie, but I assume they checked with someone.  I’ve also never been consulted by a polling service to ask me whether or not I thought a god had created humans in their present form in the […]