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Churches and Food Stamps
What If Jesus Had Been More Like The Arizona House Of Representatives?
By now you’ve probably heard that the Arizona House of Representatives voted 33-27 in support of a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service to the gay community if doing so is against their sincerely held religious beliefs. Religious beliefs being, in this case, code for the Christian faith. [Read more]
How Religion Targets the Vulnerable: Beyond Belief
Religion is at the root of much of what’s wrong with the world. When we go chasing after invisible gods, all of our worst human tendencies remain, but are given God’s stamp of approval. I’m sure you’ve noticed how what God wants so often matches the desires and prejudices of the person saying what God wants. That, or they’re parroting what the people who wish to retain power over them tell them God wants. Either way, the desires always track back to people. [Read more]
Another Inglorious Medal for Religion as Boko Haram Invades Secondary School Hostel, Kills 43 Students in the Name of Allah
On February 25, 2014 the world woke up to the news that Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group in Nigeria, has once again invaded a secondary school hostel, this time the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state and killed 43 students. The terrorists in the name of Allah hurled explosives into dormitories, sprayed sleeping students with bullets and even hacked a few to death. The death toll is still rising. [Read more]
I Dislike the Term “New Atheist”. Here’s Why.
My problem with the term “New Atheists” is that there’s nothing “new” about us – there has always been very vocal opponents of religion, imagine Baron d’Holbach, Percy Shelley, Feuerbach, Ernestine Rose, Schopenhauer, Marx, Nietzsche, Russell, and Madalyn Murray O’Hair, or even some deists like Diderot and Hume, they have said some strong things about religion that puts people like Dawkins and Hitchens to shame. There has always been scientific atheism. There has always been politically passionate atheism. There has always been moral opposition to religion. There’s nothing about “New Atheism” that separates it from older atheisms. [Read more]