Religion is a Choice

The recent attempt (and failure) in various states to "preserve religious freedom" by dumping on the gays has added a new wrinkle to the Gay Rights debate. With the tides of inevitability pretty much guaranteeing that within the decade we will see the national legalization of same-sex marriage, the religious right and conservative groups seem … Continue reading Religion is a Choice

The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working

Conspiracy Theories Everyone I meet seems prone to imagine conspiracies.  There are always the flashy ones like, "9/11 was an inside job" or "The moon landing was fake," and then there are the more grounded ones where [Fill In The Blank Group] is manipulating [Fill In The Blank System] for some agenda, secret or otherwise.  … Continue reading The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working

“Atheists are about as useful as a third tit”

I don't normally do this, but this is irresistible. In response to my blog post, "In Support of Jessica Ahlquist," a commentator calling himself "Lord Monty" wrote this: You must love North Korea a fine atheist nation as is China and the rest of the fucked up nations of the world.. your kind will bring … Continue reading “Atheists are about as useful as a third tit”

Faith in Capitalism

As the debate over the economy rages, one common dichotomy keeps resurfacing to frame the whole topic in drastic shades of good vs. evil.  The opposing forces are Capitalism (good) and Socialism (evil).  Complex narratives often get reduced to such simplistic terms, and we prefer it that way.  "Economics is complicated," we say, "just give … Continue reading Faith in Capitalism