Religious belief, piety, etc., has traditionally been regarded in society as commendable virtues and worthy of admiration. Governments have given privileged treatment to any religious organisation for no more justifiable reason than the organisation is faith based and therefore worthy of preferential treatment. They forget, to their chagrin, the dogmatic bigotry and ideological intransigence inherent in this piety they so esteem. This naiveté regarding the dangers of organised god belief has…Continue
In the murky world of organised religion it seems death, one of the linchpins of theism has been put on hold, indefinitely. Who’s ordered this change in the natural course of life? Nobody really knows. It appears death is not quite what it appears, not mental death anyhow. The soul apparently can’t die. The Sun the galaxy and the universe are all time limited cosmic phenomena but not the…Continue
The right to own slaves runs deeply in our history, creates traditions that benefit some while harming others. The moral teaching of the bible supports slavery in both the old and new version. To pretend that christianity supported abolition of slavery is to deny history and delude oneself into thinking that the scriptures are a fit place upon which to build…Continue
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on March 25, 2011 at 8:50am — No Comments
According to these soldiers of reason, the time for religion is over. It clings like a bad gene replicating in the population, but its usefulness is played out. Sam Harris's most recent book, The Moral Landscape (Free Press, 2010), is the latest in the continuing battle. As an agnostic, I find much…Continue
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on January 28, 2011 at 6:26am — No Comments
This was fun to read. I like how God gave the kid appendicitis and science had to…Continue
Ok, this is in response to the very interesting ads we are often subjected to on Atheist Nexus.
This is also a rant - just so you are warned!