My stepson found the following online:"I call my weed the Koran, 'cause when I burn that shit, I get stoned.""Having a religion is like having a penis: it's OK to have one, it's OK to be proud of…Continue
...America was making some progress towards becoming a secular nation, what with all our many secular/atheist organizations, you realize what an uphill climb the progress of reason will be. The…Continue
I recommend to all my fellow heretics the cover story of this month's Atlantic. "What ISIS Really Wants" makes it eminently clear that defining motivation of ISIS is indeed religion, the most…Continue
The media are all ablither about Rudy Giulani's recent accusation that the President does not "love America." What does it mean? It must mean something -- or more than one thing -- because so many…Continue
Alan Perlman has not received any gifts yet
"I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out."
“Imagine the religious principles which have, in fact, prevailed in the world. You will scarcely be persuaded that they are anything but sick men’s dreams.”
Another Passover is upon us. Jews around the world celebrate their founding…Continue
“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…
On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”
“They tried to nail him down, but he got away.”
Marquee outside church in Massachusetts
Well, it’s that day again, and our Greek Orthodox friends, as well as our Roman…Continue
My stomach has been roiling with nausea, my eyes perpetually rolling, at the outpouring of religiosity that accompanied the passing of the most successful fantasy merchant of the last century, perhaps of all time.
His message -- God loves you -- is absurd. George Carlin first described religion's visions of the tortures of hell -- then ended with "...but he LOVES you." So much for God's love.
I'm really sorry that major secular organizations didn't speak out -- or speak out…Continue
“There is nothing that is too obvious of an absurdity to be
firmly planted in the human head as long as you begin to
instill before the age of five by constantly repeating it
with an air of great seriousness.”
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will recall that they are a narrative not of a horror movie…but of something equally disturbing: the…Continue