Tag Archives: Religion

Newt Gingrich: “I’m Happy Being Stupid”

This week, failed presidential candidate and serial philanderer Newt Gingrich opined that “Atheist Philosophy” is the greatest threat to Christianity. It’s so great a threat that not even the chance of being blown up by a terrorist or shot to death by a mass shooter compare.

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Ted Cruz: Master Snake Oil Salesman

Ted Cruz is taking aim at same sex marriage, as if married gay people really are the cause of mass shootings.

I’d like to point out that, technically, as marriage is defined in the dictionary, Adam and Eve were never married (if one is to leave out words for which “marriage” is a synonym). They didn’t have a legal or formally recognized union in a personal relationship as we define formal or legal.

But, hold up: the legal definition of marriage is not the same as the biblical definition of marriage. What is the biblical definition of marriage?

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Conservatives and the Art of BS

You know how to tell if a religion is total bullshit?  There are plenty of ways, chief among them a cursory reading of the religion’s holy book.  But the most amusing way to arrive at this conclusion is to just listen to the representatives of said religion speak.

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Enter Bryan Fischer: radio host, Christian, and dumbfuck extraordinaire.  I’m sure you’ve all heard the story of a pastor claiming that Melania Trump requested an exorcism of the White House.  If you haven’t, check it out.  Cue America’s faction of idiocy, the Christian Right.  Continue reading Conservatives and the Art of BS

An Open Letter to Atheists

Hey, its me, Josh.

I haven’t heard from you in a while. In fact, it has been so long, I get the impression you’re avoiding me.

Why?

I thought we were close. I thought we had an understanding. That was the whole reason I showed up: so I could understand. But you took my reaching out to you and slapped away my hand, and I just don’t understand why.

Why don’t you love me?

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Magical Thinking in the Atheist Community

Do you know what magic feels like?

I’m not speaking of magic tricks, or Magic: the Gathering, or Wiccan magic.

I’m talking about real magic.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
-Stephen King

When I was growing up, my father encouraged reading. It was kind of a thing with me. Every day I was reading books. The books could be educational, religious, young adult, and on and on and on. I read so much that I developed a love for reading. Continue reading Magical Thinking in the Atheist Community

The Atheist Who Wasn’t

Atheism:

When you realize all the people in the world matter (not just the ones you identify with).

EA Miller

So here’s a thing: atheists who believe in the supernatural.

First, what do you even call an atheist who holds on to beliefs in anything supernatural?

I know the dictionary definition of an atheist is one who lacks a belief in god or gods.

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Ken Ham: “Science Bad, Magic Good” (and other Absurdities)

Have you noticed that the US seems to be transforming into a nation of not-very-bright people (we can call them dumbasses, right)?

There is news that should send shivers down your spine like Bill Cosby asking you out for a drink – the establishment of a religious wing of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, for example – and there is news that should cause you to say aloud in your team meeting, “Dafuq?” Continue reading Ken Ham: “Science Bad, Magic Good” (and other Absurdities)

Conservative Christian Host Warns of Jewish Infiltration

Dave Daubenmire, prominent conservative podcaster, is sounding the alarm over the infiltration of Jews into the conservative movement.

Citing one example of Jews infiltrating right wing movements at large, Daubenmire said “I met one named Yeshua bar Josef. Obvious Jew. Obvious Jew. This man came in with some bullshit about ‘loving thy neighbor,’ ‘feeding the poor,’ and ‘healing the sick.’ And of course he expects all of that to be done for free. Fucking socialist Jews are the worst.”

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The Satanic Temple Just Used The Alt-Right’s Own Tactics Against Them

“The State has essentially established a religious indoctrination program intended to push a single ideological viewpoint. The law is intended to punish women who disagree with this opinion. Missouri’s state-mandated informed consent booklets explicitly say that life begins at conception, which is a nonmedical religious viewpoint that many people disagree with. Forcing women to read this information and then wait 72-hours to consider the State’s opinion is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause.”

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Fear, the Great Motivator

Fear is a funny thing, isn’t it?

I recently commented on another blogger’s post regarding a question asked within that post.  The question was about how two educated people, educated in virtually the same field of study, could have such disparate views on God.  The two in question were Francis Collins and Richard Dawkins.

After listening to Collins’ answer on how he came to his faith, to me, it was easy to see why he had faith at all.

He was afraid. Continue reading Fear, the Great Motivator