Salem, Massachusetts Colony 1640. Witches everywhere! KILL THEM! BURN THEM! And they did. Today tourists visit Salem and the Witch Museum to hear stories of the religious fanatics who ‘believed’ that some women and girls in their community were witches. Fortunately today we do not do this and few modern folks believe in the existence… Read More Witches in the Neighborhood
I came across a post on the religious website, Patheos, from a Christian blogger who was defending Christianophobia over Islamophobia. Right, huh? “My dad can beat up your dad!” Schoolyard braggery. Tiring. Here’s my take on this: The difficulty with establishing some basic credibility of any of the Abrahamic Faiths is that they were founded… Read More Studebaker, Edsel, Muslim, Christian
I read a post today on the Patheos website which referenced a Wall Street Journal article titled, ‘The Year Christmas Died,’ a eulogy regarding buying madness v. the birth of Jesus. The author referenced the merchandising of New York City stores, New York’s Fifth Avenue is a celebration of pretty much nothing—or worse. The minister… Read More Christmas in March
Gosh, what a complete surprise! NOT. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151221133849.htm
The religious hosting blog Patheos was ablaze today with posts referencing the Wheaton College dust up over which God/god is the real one. You know, “my god’s stronger than your god.” According to the professor, Allah is not the same as the Jewish/Christian God. The major difficulty with this concept is the fact that the… Read More Which God?
Yes, you read that correctly. North Carolina! I would have guessed West Virginia or Arkansas, but NC seems right. A town council in North Carolina rejected plans to rezone land for a solar farm after residents voiced fears it would cause cancer, stop plants from growing and suck up all the energy from the sun.… Read More Solar Farm Rejected Amid Fears It Will ‘Suck Up The Sun’s Energy’
Rather than dismissing ‘religion’ as a factor in terrorism, we ought to examine the role it has played in the diminution of the human race over the millennia. Let me be clear, however, that not all religions are at fault. Native, aboriginal religions, for example, seldom fall into the terror category because they mind their… Read More Religion and Terrorism