Category Archives: Atheism

Sometimes, The Republicans Are The Jackasses

Well here we go again. Christians are once more seeking to worm their doctrine into our public schools. This time it’s in Arkansas. State Representatives Mary Bentley (R) and Gary Stubblefield (R) have sponsored a bill (HB 1701) to allow teachers the option of teaching Creationism to K-12 students as a theory. It’s passed in the State House on a strict party line vote and as of this writing is awaiting a vote in the State Senate. Continue reading

Can’t Get No Respect

A few days before Christmas, a far-right Christian group and a group of Native Americans ended up in a confrontation over the Christians’ desire to pray away the “dark energy” supposedly emanating from an ancient Native American burial mound in Adams County, Ohio. The cops ended up getting involved although no arrests were made. Dave Daubenmire (right) leads Pass the Salt Ministries out of Hebron, Ohio, about a two-hour drive from the snake-shaped mound which could have been built as long ago as 320 BC. The group planned to gather at the mound to “pray down” the dark energy they believe the site is releasing into the world (no clue why they believe such). Members of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, including the group’s executive director Philip Yenyo (left), heard about the plans for the event and met Daubenmire’s group in the parking lot. Like most Native American land, it was taken away years ago and is now considered public land although it’s still recognized as a Native American historic site. But since the American Indian Movement of Ohio does not own the land they had no real legal recourse to keep Daubenmire’s group away from the mound. Continue reading

Out Of Order

God_the_GeometerOne of the most obvious untruths in the Christian Bible can be found at the very beginning. If one compares the Genesis creation story to scientific fact, the whole thing just falls apart. What becomes obvious is that the Bible was not divinely inspired by a Creator. Why? Because the order of events is all wrong, and the laws of physics are laughably violated. There is an order to how things work in the cosmos. And like it or not, it’s how things have to work. If the Bible was divinely inspired by the god who created the universe, then it would have an accurate account of that creation. It does not, and therefore the Bible cannot be divinely inspired unless God is either incompetent or an outright liar. Let’s take a day-by-day look at what Genesis (KJV) has to say, compared to how we know “Creation” had to have occurred. Continue reading

How Will You Spend Eternity?

Have you ever thought about how you’ll spend eternity? I don’t mean Heaven or Hell, but rather how you’d spend your time in Heaven? Eternity is an awfully long time. I’ve been thinking back to some of the descriptions I was given of Heaven when I was a kid and also of what others have said about it as time has gone by. Continue reading

Mental Midgetry

America is heading down a dangerous road. I’m not talking about Socialism or Anarchy (yeah, those are bad too). I’m referring to our free-fall into ignorance. Far too many Americans are rejecting obvious facts in favor of what they want to believe. They’ll reject a beneficial scientific discovery because they think it conflicts with their religious beliefs. They reject common sense precautions against Covid-19 because they’ve been deluded into thinking their rights are being violated. We reject vaccines because some goofball on youtube strings together a bunch of unrelated information. We are becoming a nation of people unwilling or unable to think outside the box. I find myself torn between wanting to help fight the tidal wave of stupidity or just giving up.

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Preaching To A Choir Of One

More and more, I’m seeing memes on social media from Christians about how “God is in control.” And the more out of control the world becomes, the more they insist otherwise. At some point, true believers are going to have to face the truth: No, God isn’t in control because He doesn’t exist. Or if He does exist, they need to fire Him and hire a more competent deity to govern their fate.

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Is My Meme Mean?

GodMightyNotI never know why or when I’ll suddenly be “inspired” to write a blog post. It’s more for my own benefit that anything else – I’m not exactly an online celebrity. In this case I had posted a rather testy meme on Facebook because I was (and remain) so weary of all the inane “God memes” people are posting right now. This always gets worse in times of crisis. With covid-19 raging around the world, FB has become flooded with memes about how “God is in control” and “God is mighty” and so on and so forth. So I posted a larger version of the image on the left. Took all of about 10 minutes to create it with Paint.net. And what’s obvious is that all these pro-God memes are not statements of faith. They are instead an obvious attempt by frightened people to convince themselves that their god is there for them. And I remain convinced that He is not.

Corona Virus and Common Sense

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Kroger in Laurel, MS (where I shop)

So I visited Kroger and Walmart last Sunday morning. Tons of empty shelves and endless checkout lines. And why? The corona virus, pure and simple. I spoke with a couple of people at Kroger and they agreed that it was all about panic-buying. Good thing I have plenty toilet paper, right? I did want a loaf of bread, but there was none to be had. I grabbed a couple of cornbread muffins from the deli and left in disgust.
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