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ethics, history, religion »

[27 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

You never really ask the right questions until they don’t really matter.

opinion, religion »

[27 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on a constant carnival | ]

“Let go and let gravity.”

ethics, religion, science »

[21 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

An introduction to my upcoming exploration of logical fallacies using both classic examples and arguments of the day

history, religion, science »

[16 Oct 2009 | 14 Comments | ]

So, here’s a thing.  Today, one of the people I follow on Facebook posted the following update:
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” – Charles Darwin
One of his other followers posted this (almost eerily) prescient followup:
“…to argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.”  – Thomas Paine, The Crisis
Then, as if by plan, a theist …

ethics, opinion, religion »

[6 Jul 2009 | Comments Off on you just might get it | ]

This is a placeholder for people looking for a post on the “Church of the Founding Fathers” and the American National Religion.  Post is forthcoming.

ethics, opinion, religion »

[30 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

I have finally gotten around to replying to the remarks made to my original “Perplexing” post (link). I have not approved any of the comments for several reasons.  To wit: one was from a Catholic, another made an unfriendly remark about a prominent Catholic.  And while I don’t judge my friends, neither do I facilitate flame wars – not that these two would flame up, necessarily; in fact I think they would be good friends.  I am just done with online conflict.  I am thus pulling the comments into a …

religion, science »

[28 Apr 2009 | Comments Off on equal time | ]

ethics, religion »

[21 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

So I think I’m going to take a break from Facebook for a while. I walked into a minefield that was clearly marked. My bad. I am intrigued how the Persians invented using crucifixion in the 6th century BCE to hurt people. Those who have taken up the cross as a symbol often learn how to use it as a weapon as well. Which begs the question; why do so many Christians feel perfectly good about insulting people in the name of the Bible?
After composing a short recap …

ethics, religion »

[21 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on perplexing | ]

In Humanism, our expectation is to act as if we were humans – and we succeed, every time.
In Christianity, their expectation is to act as if they were Christ-like – and they fail, every time.
How can the system be designed to fail and be expected to work for people?