Religious folks of many types are fond of that saying added as a condition when they ask you to consider their ridiculous propositions. I've heard it from Mormons concerning "asking God to give a sign to let [me] know that [their] religion is right." I've heard it from new-agers concerning so-called psychic readings and other such woo. And I've heard it most recently in the letter posted by Pope Ratzy regarding pedophile priests.
It seems to me this is just another religious…Continue
This happened a few weeks ago, but I thought I'd write about it here.
To preface, my father is Catholic and doesn't know that I'm Atheist, but does know that my oppinions differ from his on several topics influenced by religion (gay marriage comes specifically to mind).
Anyway, a few weeks ago I was over at his house for a barbeque and he and I were standing around the BBQ having a beer and chatting. The subject of terrorism, Islam, etc. came up. He's normally not one…Continue