If there were a god he/she/it would be giving the same message to each nation on every continent. The imperative would be to live in peace with justice for all. The purpose would be to create a world of people making the decisions in the interest of the health of individuals, tribes, communities, and nations. There would be no fight over doctrine. There would be an emphasis on community building. Voluntary population control would be part of the litany. The focus would be on cleanliness to…Continue
A bit of good news, for a change,
Why would anyone turn away from centuries old traditions and beliefs?
1) Do religious beliefs held by an individual create opportunities for questioning, doubting, exploring, experimenting, inventing or do they offer feelings of discouragement, helplessness, depression,…Continue
Sign the petition below and show your support for John Kieffer, Florida Atheist. He's been arrested and is facing more than 1 year in prison for not participating in a prayer said at the beginning of a public school board meeting. He, instead, took pictures. His trial will be at the end of April this year. Show your support and sign the petition!
Back on June 13, 2011, I wrote the blog post More catholic Whining, in which I described the situations happening in some States like New York and Illinois, involving certain catholic charities having issues with their states making it illegal to discriminate against straight couples in common law relationships and to discriminate against gay couples when providing fostering and adoption services. Now I thought this story was…Continue
I was thinking of writing to the Oxford English Dictionary recommending a new definition of the word ‘faith’.…
Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments
The Pope’s letter on child sexual abuse holds lessons for civic society. What he writes to Catholics about religion is a matter between him and them. But the Catholic church also operates within civic…Continue