Category: Religion

10 Rather Easy Questions, Actually

A recently posted piece on across my feed today. They call the piece “10 Questions For Every Atheist: Some Questions Atheist Cannot Truly and Honestly REALLY Answer!“(sic)  This rather odd claim is followed by the observation: “Which leads to some interesting conclusions…”  (You could find the piece here, but the link seems to be dead

Another essay on the plausibility of Christianity

I got into a (very civil, actually) discussion on FB about this. The other person began with a CS Lewis quote claiming that the statement: “I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God” is a fundamentally ludicrous idea. I replied that, given what we

Sanctifying climate change evidence

Recently the self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs warned Jim Bakker that President Obama’s “anti-biblical” policies with regard to LGBT equality will lead to blizzards and “weather disasters” in the upcoming year. Such pronouncements from Jacobs are nothing new; in January of 2011 Jacobs attributed the sudden die-off of blackbirds in Arkansas to the groundswell of support

How to intelligently criticize religion

How to Intelligently Criticize Religion: Atheist claims that are no better than Theist claims. One of the most common criticisms of the religious is that they argue from poor information. Whether it’s cherry-picked, made-up, out of context (yes, sometimes things actually do require context!), or just flat-out wrong, this is a frequent tactic used by

Review: Religulous

Originally published My 15, 2009 I know, I’m a little behind the times on this; what can I say? I don’t get to the theater much. This one is worth a review nevertheless. Trust me on this one, I’m not going where you think I am; keep reading.Now, I’ve seen plenty of scathing criticism of this

This may offend some viewers, but…

I love this: Religious Intolerance, or ‘What I Want to Say When Asked Why I Have a Problem with Religion.’ (The original is sometimes unavailable, so I have reposted it here: Religious Intolerance) (You don’t HAVE to read the above link before this, but it will make a bit more sense of you do…)I know this may really

Polemic on Religion

(Originally posted on LiveJournal in March of 2007.) This was by far the most popular, most commented, most re-posted entry I ever made on LiveJournal. I am reposting it here in its entirety, though I wish I could include the comments. I try so hard to be fair minded, egalitarian, and respectful of the beliefs

Concerned Women for America CEO: “Reason caused the Holocaust”

In commenting on the upcoming Day of Reason announcements (which have popped up in a number of places, but the one in question was Charlotte, North Carolina), Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America, a right-wing women’s policy group, said on FoxNews:“You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral

How to have a wonderful, magical, non-theist Christmas!

(This is reposted from an old LiveJournal post I made ages ago. I get asked for it again every year, and for some odd reason, July not-withstanding, it came up today on FaceBook. So here it is again!) I have addressed this topic on some level nearly every December since I’ve had this journal, albeit

Re-post of “Religious Intolerance”

(This is an archived repost of “Religious Intolerance,” Originally posted by Adam in 2012. The original page is here: “I was sent this image from a reader on our sister site, I don’t know who to attribute it to… but thank you for putting it all together.  Not much needs to be said about