We’d Be Safer With Some Atheists In Congress

While watching Senator John McCain in a rather hapless challenge to the Pentagon’s study of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, it struck me how harmful religious based myths can be to our country. I realized how much safer we would be with a society and government that based its decisions on something other than these myths. I recall reading about the lack of…
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Let’s Stop The Aversion To Science?

Even if some religious people do not like evolution being taught in the schools, it is in their interests, along with everyone else’s, to have as much science studied and taught as possible.  An important place to allow science to guide us is in climate change. Many do not want to believe that humans contribute to climate change. Facts…
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Let’s Be Mean And Make New Friends

This seems to be the marketing strategy of the religious right in America.  The evidence that this is so comes in everyday. Today is no exception. Today, Christian Post carried an essay reporting  that in the face of growing public support for ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” religious conservatives are not budging one inch.  They do not…
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Finally, A God For Me?

Religious scholars have long noted that when people worship a god, they say the god is much like themselves.  Those of us who are skeptical suspect that all gods are made up in people’s minds.  Therefore, it is stands to reason that anyone’s favorite god will be a lot like himself/herself.  We see this in the…
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Why Do People Do Good Deeds?

This is a topic hotly debated between believers and nonbelievers.  Christian author, Chad Meister, argued recently that to do the right thing morally, there needs to be an authority on moral behavior that people agree upon.  Without this authority, there can be no morally correct behavior because we will not know what it is. Meister…
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