Posts tagged "secular"

Dear Tom DeLay, you delusional idiot, the Constitution was not written by god

God did not write the United States Constitution nor is this country founded on Biblical principles. We did not allow our government to become a secular government, it always has been. The Constitution begins with “We the People,” not “I the god of Abraham.” It is not a Christian nation any more than it is... Read more »

Atheism isn't a moral stance, secular humanism is

When people of different religious beliefs can live together in peace without governmental favoritism or oppression of one group over another, that’s secularism. When people believe that humans are solely responsible for the safety, liberty and livelihood of our generation and future generations, that’s humanism. The word atheist in itself is not synonymous with virtuous.... Read more »

Bill O’Reilly’s mind, first casualty in War on Christmas

Bill O’Reilly is knowledgeable about many things and has a sharp sense of humor. But when it comes to capitalism and opportunity, he seems to think it’s still the 1950s. He seems to ignore the growing divide between rich and poor. And when it comes to religious matters he abandons reason for madness time and... Read more »
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Dear Dana Perino, the atheists aren’t going anywhere

The Massachusetts Supreme Court heard an argument that “under god” should be taken out of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and it absolutely should be. “Under god” was placed into the Pledge during a time of fear and ignorance in the 1950s. This should have never happened. It’s a violation of the secular foundations... Read more »

Nobody has ever submitted themselves to god

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all celebrate complete submission to god as the highest virtue. Abraham is celebrated for having the willingness to kill his own son for god. Jesus states that anyone who loves their own family more than him is not worthy of him. The very name Islam means submission to god. But what... Read more »

Faith is not a virtue, but it can be

Having faith that god was with them didn’t make the Nazis virtuous people. The victims and perpetrators of terrorism both have faith. Having faith that they are doing god’s will doesn’t make Islamic suicide bombers virtuous people. The Catholic Church equating faith with morality makes perfect sense from a political and marketing perspective, but it’s... Read more »
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All Christians and Muslims carry extremism

Every Christian and Muslim promotes extremism. That’s not what we hear of course. We hear over and over again about how most Christians and Muslims are warm, wonderful and fantastic human beings, and it’s true. We hear about how they perceive god as wonderful and gather strength from their beliefs to live an ethical life... Read more »

Why be an atheist?

What religion are you? What supernaturalism do you subscribe to? What label do you choose? If you don’t pledge your allegiance to any religion or supernaturalism, you’re an atheist. It’s not about knowledge or belief as much as it’s about how you live. You don’t have any regard for spirits or a personal deity in... Read more »

“Lack of belief” blurs the line between atheist and agnostic

When Thomas Huxley created the term agnostic, he considered atheist to mean anti-theological “gnosis” while the religious side was theological “gnosis”. Agnosticism was meant to be anti-dogmatism more than anything else. Huxley was not agnostic regarding the Bible which he criticized heavily, nor was he agnostic regarding the evolutionary work of his dear friend Charles... Read more »
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Holiday tree, this is the “War on Christmas?”

There was so much spinning on the O’Reilly Factor this week that the people in New York thought Hurricane Sandy had returned. So what catastrophic event warranted all this hot air? In Rhode Island the Governor Lincoln Chaffee followed the example of the previous Governor and called a decorated tree in the State capital a... Read more »