In my last blog, I found myself focusing on the issue of an atheist "movement" and wondered whether such a movement would have to be bloodied in order to gain any ground against the theistic majority which holds de facto control in the culture of the United States.
Courtesy of Real Time with Bill Maher and a quote referred to by his guest, Rula Jebreal, I may not have gotten a hard answer, but an indicator of the thoughts of at least one person who has…
While listening to Barack Obama’s second inaugural address this afternoon, I was struck by his mention of pivotal moments in past campaigns for rights for those who, before those campaigns took shape, were not the equal beneficiaries of the rights outlined in the US Constitution. He mentioned Seneca Falls, which before this day I did not know was the locus for a convention in 1848 which focused on issues surrounding women’s rights and the seed for their right to vote movement in the US. …Continue
Bill Maher is a funny guy, though sometimes what he has us laughing at is as frightening upon further examination as it was comical on first impression. Organized religion is exactly just such a facet of human life. We can laugh at the ideas of a sky daddy and dust-men and rib-women for a while, but when people who seriously and devotedly believe in those and other fallacies attempt to superimpose their belief on an entire population, using government as the mechanism, the topic stops…Continue