Conservative groups immediately praised Sessions for promising to protect deeply held religious convictions, though critics of the Trump administration have repeatedly voiced concerns that the attorney general’s stance undercuts LGBT rights and favors the rights of Christians over those of other faiths. Eh. I don’t think religious freedom should be used to discriminate against LGBT […]
I read about some protestors in Nashville. Here’s a fun quote. “I’m a United States veteran and a citizen of North Carolina, which is in the United States,” Hoyle says. “I swore an oath to defend the Constitution, and the Constitution says nothing about marriage, and a court can’t decide on marriage. No judge can […]
This really is the crux of the abortion debate from my perspective. Dawkins: If you honestly think abortion = murdering the person the fetus might have become, we’ve reached the deep root of our disagreement.
This is so awesome I just have to share it here. Please go read the whole post as it’s pretty awesome. So… I’m still deep in the weeds of the introduction, which is mostly about the special awesomeness that is a Palin Family Christmas: cinnamon buns in the oven, grandchildren playing in the snow, powerful […]
via Activists rally – and pray – as Boy Scouts vote on gays – U.S. News. “The BSA’s executive committee unanimously presented this resolution because it stays true to Scouting’s mission and remains focused on kids,” Perry wrote. “No matter what your opinion is on this issue, America needs Scouting, and our policies must be based […]
This tweet flashed by on my timeline this morning. Since it was Lou Ann Zelenik sharing the link I felt compelled to get a laugh at whatever inanity she was getting riled up about. She cherry picked a quote from the linked article (which itself is a quote from the YouTube video below): It turns out there […]
It seems most people think prayer works this way. Lady prays, is involved in an accident but God saved her; presumably because she just prayed. Most people seem to believe that things happen according to God’s plan and that everything happens for a reason. If everything happens according to God’s plan then why bother praying […]
My thoughts on Christmas as an Atheist.
Anytime there is a big natural disaster like Hurrican Sandy, I see people in my timelines saying that they’re praying for the people in the path of destruction. I’m always reminded of one of my favoriate quotes: Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. I understand why people do this. […]
I’m an atheist. I have many Christian friends and family members. I used to have this internal conflict about how I’m supposed to feel towards my Christian friends and family. I would have this internal dialog wondering how can I respect people who believe some of the crazy things that they say they believe. The […]