Category Religious

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 […]

Unwittingly deistic

I know so many people who are atheists but don’t know it, and are shocked to even hear it suggested. A theist, which is the opposite of an atheist, is a very specific breed of believer. A theist believes in a specific God, a kind of personal God that they can know, and who can […]

Why Ben Affleck (and others) are wrong.

In a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, with guests Sam Harris and Ben Affleck among others, Affleck became visibly agitated when discussing Maher’s very vocal and public criticism of Islam. The issue is that Affleck, like many others, suffers from an affliction in which people’s religions are given automatic respect, as if it […]

Immoral and Absurd

I’ve long thought that a person with the combined attributes of ignorance and arrogance was one best avoided. I’ve recently begun considering that the combined attributes of immorality and absurdity should also be avoided, in people certainly, but also in ideology. Christianity boasts of these two attributes and avoiding it will lead to increased mental […]

The Religious Killing Fields

I would like to request that all those who continue to spout the meaningless platitudes that religions cause no harm, or that the faithful should be left unchallenged as they are free to believe as they choose, immediately remove their heads from their posteriors. The current and ongoing slaughter of human beings in the cradle […]

Ginsberg Rocks It

If you haven’t yet read Justice Ginsberg’s dissent to the Hobby Lobby ruling from the Supreme Court, I strongly suggest that you do. It is fascinating, educational and a terrific social commentary all in one. This ruling strikes me as a particularly easy one to dissent from, which makes the majority opinion all the more […]

Vicarious Redemption

As people celebrate Easter, I am always reminded of how immoral and unethical the basic underlying premise of Christianity is. It’s what gives rise to the “Jesus Saves” signs littered across America’s rural highways and the “Jesus died for our sins” mantra so many Christians espouse without every really thinking about what that means. One […]

The Resurrection

Imagine if you saw a man on the street today that you saw executed three days ago. Then imagine you watch that man levitate off the ground and continue ascending into the sky until he was out of sight. You would have to ask yourself if you just witnessed the laws of nature being completely […]