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Examples of Christian Love

This is one of the posts that has been deleted from FOX’s Facebook page.  Mike Holeschek has clearly voiced his opinion of the American Atheists’ opposition to the inclusion of a cross — and ONLY a cross — in the WTC Memorial Museum. Many more Christians are posting equally vicious and hateful comments on the … Continue reading

Biblical Marriage: It’s Not What You Think.

Christians are fond of defending the sanctity of Biblical Marriage.  One man, one woman, bonded for life, sexually exclusive, and celibate before marriage.  The thing is, that’s not in the Bible.  In order to find that model of marriage, we have to move much farther forward in history.  If anyone was to take the Bible … Continue reading

Gay Marriage Isn’t Rare, and It’s Never Destroyed Society.

One of the lies peddled by the Christian bigots is that if gay marriage is allowed, it will destroy society.  People will be marrying lambs and sloths, and carp and anchovies, and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit-bats…  Straight marriage will be so corrupted that the “sanctity of marriage” will disappear. The thing is, like so … Continue reading

What Does Science Say about Gay Relationships?

The belief that homosexuality is abnormal and unhealthy is prevalent in the Christian community, and is the foundation of a great deal of Christian bigotry.  For the time being, however, bigotry is not enough justification to subvert the constitution.  Throughout the ongoing debate over the definition of marriage, Right Wing bigots have cited the damage … Continue reading

Christian Terrorism: An American Problem

The American blogosphere is falling over itself trying to put distance between “True Christianity” (TM) and Christian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.  The general theme is familiar:  “Good Christians” aren’t terrorists.  If he claimed to be a Christian, he was either lying, mistaken, or crazy. It’s probably easy for a lot of American Christians to dismiss Breivik. … Continue reading

Rabbi Says Religion is Better for Human Rights

Writing for Huffpost Religion, Rabbi Alana Suskin has argued that with all its history of human rights abuses, religion is still a better basis for human rights than secularism.  I disagree. To begin with, she addresses the claim that “religious people are a sort of automation for God’s whim:” While I can’t speak for all faiths, the … Continue reading

Jesus on Walmart Receipt: Pretty Damn Convincing.

I have always said that if appropriate evidence presents itself, I will change my mind about the existence of God.  Well… gentle readers, you should be the first to know:  I’ve seen the evidence, and I am no longer an atheist.  Jesus has proven himself to me beyond any reasonable doubt.  He put his face … Continue reading

Tim Minchin in Atlanta

If you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, it’s possible you haven’t heard of Tim Minchin.  If, however, you are familiar with the Interwebz phenomenon known as Youtube, you know all about Tim, his crazy hair, and his scathingly witty invectives against everything woo.  You know his feelings about the … Continue reading

Movements, herd mentality, and leadership

‎”The noble title of “dissident” must be earned rather than claimed; it connotes sacrifice and risk rather than mere disagreement.”  — Christopher Hitchens  

Interview With an Ex-Atheist

The “holy grail” for Christians has always been the genuine “ex-atheist.”  Someone who was actively and fervently campaigning for atheism, and then changed his tune and became a “True Christian™.”  I recently found myself privileged to spend an afternoon with just such an ex-atheist.  With his kind permission, I’m going to relate his story along … Continue reading

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