Why Are All Christians Painted With An Evangelical Brush?

Some folks who criticize my writing are people who have the same views as mine on most issues.  They are Christians who share with nonbelievers concern about social justice, gay rights and women’s rights on the abortion issue.  Their comments go something like this, “I have the same problems you do with the right wing of the faith.  I…
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Christians Are Atheists, Part II

A while back, I wrote a blog that explained what atheists and Christians have in common.  They are both atheists in their attitudes toward all the gods that have ever been worshipped, except one. I made  an estimate that there have been  about 2,000 gods.  Comedian, Ricky Gervais, now uses the number 2,798 as the number…
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Should I Be More Politically Correct?

Sometimes, I have a hard time showing respect for other people’s views. That is, I can’t be politically correct.  One place I struggle to be political correct is when someone says, “In my religion, those people are an abomination. They are sinners. I’m a Christian and the Bible gives me no choice on this.” The Bible has been used so…
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Faith Inflation And The Marketplace For Religion

We know the Christian faith and other faiths offer an afterlife.   Could it be there will be “price cutting” among the faiths–each offering up a better salvation and a lower price to get in?  It’s already happening. The Muslim faith offers a good deal to men who want to blow themselves up.  It is many virgins in…
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The Clobber Scriptures

These are the six or seven scriptures that are used to label same sex relationships as sin.  They are used to clobber gay people. None of these scriptures is crystal clear as to what, precisely, it being discussed.  Books have been written and gazillions of hours have been spent discussing what the passages may, or may…
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