“Holy Lands” and Their Abandoned Peoples

As the late, great Christopher Hitchens put it, “Religion Poisons Everything.” The Earth shrinks in the eyes of the faithful – you may be relative newcomers like the Lhotshampa or residents older than the usurpers, like the Hindus of Pakistan or Parsis of Iran, or its just that you had a new idea, like the Baha'is or Ahmadis. Only a secular republic will recognize every single inhabitant as its own.

Enduring Hate

Christian hatred for homosexuality goes well beyond the bigots of the Westboro Baptist Church. It is rooted in a blind obedience to an outdated code of conduct which states if any homosexual dare be anything other than celibate, they should be put to death. This religious hatred is responsible for some of the most devastating tragedies of our times, and it is time for it to end.

Evangelical Persecution?

Built into Christian theology and praxis, is a celebration of persecution for one’s beliefs. Christians claim a long history of martyrs, and a quick scan of the New Testament alone reveals at least a dozen verses extolling the value of persecution and encouraging the faithful to endure. However, some claims of persecution have popped up lately that I think warrant a response. Disagreement does not equate to persecution.

Why I'm not a Homicidal Maniac

Are humans the only moral species? Where do our morals come from? Do we really need an ancient book telling us what to do and what not to do? Is there such a thing as objective morality and does that phrase even make sense? By answering these questions maybe Christians can finally stop asking us why atheists aren’t all a bunch of rapists and murderers.

Once Upon A Time In Texas

Some theists just don’t get it. Why can’t skeptics just believe the same way they do? There’s a reason they’re called tall tales and sometimes people need to be reminded of the tall tales they don’t believe in, and why the don’t believe in them. It is also important to understand why the desire to believe can be so alluring.