Category Archives: Skeptism

Yes, You Can Pray In School

 

PopeTrumpI keep seeing these bogus memes on Facebook and elsewhere about how we need to put prayer back in public schools. And now President Trump is pandering to Evangelicals by telling them he’ll do just that. This is strictly a political move since an article in Christianity Today portraying him as unfit seems to have damaged his support among true believers.
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Think Before You Speak

Facebook is rapidly becoming a repository for dimestore philosophy, uninformed political opinions (both left and right) and truly frightening religious zealotry. It’s everywhere. And it’s worsening daily. But the more worrisome part of this is the fact that the people posting this mess aren’t just on Facebook. They’re out there in the world. They believe their own bullshit. They breed. They vote. They influence others.
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Choosing Hell?

HellDepiction_01Y’all bear with me here, OK? I’m a little bit pissed off and disgusted in the extreme. Grotesque memes like this one are becoming all too common these days. Christians are losing the battle for the minds of the people and they know it. But despicable, threatening images like this one can serve to frighten the gullible into belief “just in case.” The tactic is morally bankrupt and rooted in lies (Christians call it “scripture”).
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Was It Something I Said?

I’ve been debating on whether and how to share something for several days. Those of you who are often my sounding boards shouldn’t be offended that we haven’t talked about it. It’s just something I needed to puzzle out on my own. It was somewhat awkward and I wasn’t certain if there was even any benefit to putting it out there. But in the end, given the often raucous debates flying around between theists and atheists I decided it was worth sharing.
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Holier Than Who?

 

HolierThanThouForgive me while I rant just a little. Having grown up in a Christian (Baptist) family, I have a lot of Christian friends. Some of us debate on occasion but it’s always with respect. Okay, usually with respect. Well, mostly anyway. Emoji_Smile_20x20 But a lifelong friend of our family (I’m not naming names), who is also a Baptist preacher recently posted the following on FB:
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Lost In Translation

 

donkeypreacherI have come to the conclusion that humanity’s biggest enemy isn’t some evil dictator or malevolent spirit. It’s our own ignorance. People have a maddening tendency to embrace their lack of basic knowledge on a given subject as if it were a badge of honor. They hide behind their erroneous presuppositions and then scoff at any bit of knowledge that disagrees with their misguided beliefs.
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Satanic Selfies?

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Image Credit:  City of Segovia

So here we go again. The Catholics have their feelings hurt. Why? Because the city of Segovia, Spain was going to allow a small statue of (gasp!) Satan to be placed on an aqueduct. It’s not the result of any Satanic cult or dark conspiracy. It’s about attracting tourists. Due to the unexpected controversy, a judge has ruled that the statue cannot be erected (the image is a mock-up) until the matter is settled.

Here’s To Your Health

medicaljesusTo one degree or another, most all of us try to stay healthy. It’s important to maintain both physical and emotional / mental health. You can be taking excellent care of your physical health, but poor emotional health can also effect you physically and vice versa. An important part of both physical and mental health is having some sort of healthy sex life. It’s also important to make certain you’re getting good advice on your health when you need it. And here my friends is where I again find it necessary to jump all over the Abrahamic religions. These people just don’t get it when it comes to health and sex.

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A Question For Believers

AmeliaHarrisOn June 8th, 2018 Carly Ann Harris of Wales drowned her four year-old daughter Amelia, then burned her body in her back yard. Harris claims she did it on God’s orders to “save all Mankind.” She has been declared not guilty by way of insanity and will likely spend the rest of her life in an asylum. This is by no means the first time a child has died at the hands of parents trying to please “God.”
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Evolution of the Moral Compass

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Compass: Wikimedia.org – The faces I just grabbed off the WWW.

An oft-asked question nowadays is whether morals can exist without the influence of a deity. To me the answer is an obvious “Yes” but for others the answer is no. Why? Well, because they believe humans are so flawed and damaged that we are incapable of being good without God. We lack a “moral compass.” It’s sad that they think so little of themselves, and mildly offensive that they think the same of folks like me. If you take a commonsense look at the issue, it becomes obvious.

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