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
To expose yourself to any news medium today is to encounter a veritable tsunami of religious bullshit, enough to confirm my worst visions of humanity and make it all the more difficult to hope for a secular future, free of religion’s enslavement.
The Pope comes to America. At incalculable cost, we learn, unprecedented security measures are being employed to protect his holy self. Why not trust God to do it?
A potpourri of Popery
A guy from Argentina…Continue
“It is terrible to speak well and be wrong.”
“Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason.”
- Ben Franklin
Preface: On the surrealness of the Trump candidacy
The Trump candidacy is giving me a creepy reality-warping experience. Some portion of my brain, the business-as-usual, pattern-seeking lobe, believes that a typical Presidential…Continue
Once again, a Muslim targets the military and slaughters Americans. Once again, motives are sought. He was such a nice guy. He came back from the Middle East, and he was somehow different. I am still waiting for someone (why not a secular organization?) to have the courage to say that yes, he was different: his mind was taken over by a vile, heinous, psychotic RELIGIOUS fantasy.
On CNN, law officers in impressive uniforms vow to find out why he did it. The closest that the media…Continue
A non-Jewish friend writes in an email:
"The Harry Potter film series star is Jewish. Radcliffe’s mother is Jewish, which makes Radcliffe a Jew in the eyes of the Halacha [Jewish law]. Plus, Radcliffe considers himself a ‘Jewish atheist.’ Willard is convinced I have Jewish ancestry. He's scheduled a DNA blood test to prove it.”
The question of "who is a Jew?" is right up there with "What do women want?". Womb doctrine is the most enshrined and…Continue