Okay, ladies too. But I was going for a “Sunday, Sun-nday Sunda-ay” feel with the headline. I’ve always liked this Watterson throwaway reply to Karl Marx from 1987-ish. But, after reading some of the firestorm of responses to Erich’s post about Misquoting Jesus, maybe religion hasn’t really lost any ground. Why is the economy showing […]
Debate goes on, seeming forever, about the issue of religious belief in a secular society. The validity of sacred texts becomes grist for the mill and sides line up over What Would Jesus Do bumper stickers. We see competing fish on cars–Darwin fish with feet in answer to the unembellished christian fish symbol, then a […]
Check out this article and video posted on Think Progress. Don’t forget to read the citations to “stay the course” and the comments. Hey! Somehow, this man is still in charge of our country. Really, time kick this fratboy out of the oval office before he accidentally (or intentionally) launches a nuke.
How often do we hear people “explaining” religious beliefs by stating ”The Bible says so,” as if the Bible fell out of the sky, pre-translated to English by God Himself? It’s not that simple, according to an impressive and clearly-written book that should be required reading for anyone who claims to know “what the Bible says.” The 2005 bestseller, Misquoting […]
In Eastern cultures (Chinese, Navajo, Sri-Lanka, etc) they respect and even worship their direct and distant ancestors as a part of everyday life. The religions all embrace this basic respect for your elders. However, in the West, what’s done is done, and the past buries its own dead. Except when it comes to religion. Somehow, […]
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Here’s an audio track of Richard Dawkins discussing his new book, The God Delusion, on the Alan Colmes show on FOX. I thought that Colmes did a good job allowing Dawkins to bring out his points. Some of the call-in comments are amusing, especially toward the end of this 24 minute show.
You’ve probably noticed that Christian activists — members of the so-called “Religious Right” — have been trying to dominate American politics, with the goal of ramming their religious beliefs down every possible throat they can find and overpower. But, in addition to being disturbed by this phenomenon, have you thought about *why* this is happening, […]
The Bible version of God doesn’t ring true to me. I don’t believe in any traditional sort of God. I am not that sort of person who finds any purpose in worshipping or asking favors from invisible Beings. I don’t ascribe any emotions or sentience (certainly, no vindictiveness) to any Person or Thing that might […]