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Stop the War.  Feed the People

Stop the War. Feed the People

On March 19, 2006, 900 demonstrators converged on Forest Park in St. Louis to make the following statement: “Stop the War-Feed the People.” The demonstrators set up a cemetery with 2000 tombstones honoring people killed in the Iraq war (each tombstone contained the name of one American and one Iraqi citizen):   This St. Louis demonstration […]

March 19, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Carefully Counting the Dead

Carefully Counting the Dead

Let’s see . . .  We attacked Iraq because “they killed 3,000 Americans.”  Besides being racist (it assumes that all people from the Middle East are the same, when we’ve always known that Iraq had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks), this war cry has proven to be a grossly irrational wasting of lives and […]

March 17, 2006 | By | Reply More
Beware Claims of Pregnancy Resource Centers

Beware Claims of Pregnancy Resource Centers

The following is a letter I wrote to an acquaintance who asked me to contribute to a “Pregnancy Resource Center” in order to assist them to do their “important work.”   As you can see, my investigation revealed that Pregnancy Resource Centers are unwilling to plainly admit their real agenda. Dear ____:  I was intrigued when […]

March 17, 2006 | By | 20 Replies More
Your share of our $9 trillion national debt

Your share of our $9 trillion national debt

According to this article, the national debt is also increasing by $350 billion per year, which is about $1100 for every man, woman and child in America, or about $100 per month.  That’s a debt that Bush and our Republican Congress is spending, and handing you the bill for.  That’s on top of the taxes […]

March 17, 2006 | By | Reply More
Listening to Foreigners Might be Harmful to Your Health

Listening to Foreigners Might be Harmful to Your Health

In March 2004, U.S. Representative Tom Feeney (R-FL) announced his proposed “Reaffirmation of American Independence Resolution.”  Co-sponsored by dozens of U.S. representatives, the aim of this resolution was to keep our federal judges from considering any “foreign” laws, court decisions, or pronouncements of foreign governments unless they “are expressly approved by Congress.” This resolution has […]

March 15, 2006 | By | Reply More
The Immorality of Inquiry

The Immorality of Inquiry

Consider, that many religions consider it immoral to do any of the following: Ask certain obvious questions (Is there a God? Will God decide to abolish hell?) Follow evidence wherever it leads. (Many Believers refuse to consider indisputable indicators demonstrating that the earth is actually more than 6,000 years old). Admit that one does not really know […]

March 15, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
No Sex in Heaven

No Sex in Heaven

On one of the local Christian radio shows (KJSL – St. Louis) one of the callers was upset last week. He really liked sex, he explained to Paul McGuire (the show host). The caller liked sex so much that the thought of going to heaven concerned him.  The caller asked the sage host whether it […]

March 13, 2006 | By | 16 Replies More
Where to Look for Religious Tolerance

Where to Look for Religious Tolerance

In yesterday’s NYT, an op-ed pointing out a group likely to practice religious tolerance: atheists.

March 13, 2006 | By | Reply More
Moral Prestidigitation: This Situation is BIGGER than Rules.

Moral Prestidigitation: This Situation is BIGGER than Rules.

Contrary to today’s moralists, the important issue is not what the rules are, but whether to apply established rules.  Throwing out the moral rulebook occasionally leads to heroic feats but it occasionally leads to Abu Graib.  As Aristotle wrote, rules are not a substitute for good character.  Stay on the lookout, then, for those who play […]

March 12, 2006 | By | Reply More