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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Atheists, Get Out Of Our Christian Country

I’ve had it said to me in person and in print many times, “The United States is a Christian country.  If you don’t like that, move to some other country.” It is interesting to speculate what the United States would be like if all the nonbelievers and serious skeptics were forced to leave the country. …
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Grow The Church: Drop The Anti Gay Marriage

The site, Christian Post.com, has articles most days on the falling number of young people identifying themselves as “Christian”.  Lot’s of ideas are tossed out there.  Mostly, the articles just say that the Church should shout it’s message louder.  Then young people would get it. I think the major problem for the Christian faith is opposition to gay marriage.…
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