Forget Noah, Here’s A Better Flood Story.

Epic floods are part of  the mythology of peoples around the world.  In North America, they are part of both Christianity and many Native peoples. The stories are almost identical.  There was an upheaval, a leader prepared for a flood, the flood came, but the leader’s clan and all animals were saved. Here in the Manitoba Museum is the myth of a flood experienced…
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The Faithful Must Stop Science.

One of the common things people of faith say to unbelievers is, “If you cannot say where the universe came from, you are forced to admit God created it.” This is a risky strategy.  To reduce risk, people of faith must halt the march of science backward into time.  Science may discover the origin of the universe. Here in Winnipeg I read anl…
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Why I’m Proud To Be A Freethinker.

Locally, we have a news story that encapsulates everything wrong with religion.  An elementary school teacher in a local Catholic school was fired for privately expressing support of gay marriage. It all started when her Bishop came to speak to class.  He told them to tell their parents not to vote for gay marriage in the upcoming…
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Believe In God? Blame It On The Social Sciences.

I took my first graduate course about 50 years ago at the University of Puerto Rico.  The professor was from Austria.  I remember being stunned when he said, “The religiosity of a group is determined by how much uncertainty there is in economic life.”  Such a thought had never occurred to me. This concept is being discussed again. …
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Take Down That Cross!

In San Diego, CA, is a 45 foot high cross put there in 1954.  It was eventually turned into a “Veterans Memorial” on U. S. Government land. The problem with using a cross to honor dead veterans is the cross is a Christian symbol and not all dead veterans were Christians.  For 20 years Jewish and atheist groups have…
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