Archive for the ‘religion’ Category

Lately, for some reason, one particular issue keeps surfacing in my life: the supposed war between the atheist and Christian populations.  First it was this article from CBN (which resulted in a debate with a friend of mine), and now it’s this piece from Chrissy Satterfield. I can’t help but notice that our very existence […]


I was considering some of the ways that believers tend to minimize the less-than-savory traits exhibited by the God of the Bible, and was suddenly struck by the parallel between the way that God interacts with his Christian followers and the way abusers interact with their victims. 1. “I’m only doing this because I love […]


3.15.10

15Mar10

Lately I’ve been having trouble finding balance in this blog.  I do not know how much I want to delve into my personal life, but neither do I want to feel like I am constrained to talking about the issues.  When I switched over to this blog, it wasn’t something I really felt the need […]


Prop 8

02Feb10

I’ve been hesitant to write about the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial, although I have been following it very closely.  I’ve written before about my opinions on this issue (and I imagine what my feelings are could be guessed even if I had not).  But something I heard while the trial was going on has stuck with […]


Oh, the Sunday morning blog.  The time when all my confusion and irritation about religion comes through.  Well, not all religions…just Christianity.  Christianity is really the only religion I have to actively tolerate.  I respect other religions.  I don’t believe in them, but I do honor them.  I’m trying very hard to cultivate a better […]


Today’s triggers are related to the holiday season.  The first was the phrase, “Jesus is the reason for the season.”  I understand that Christians, keeping in the tradition begun by Pope Julius I, wish to celebrate the birth of the man whom they believe to be their savior on December 25th.  I have no problem […]


Morality?

16Dec09

Today my father was preaching a sermon on women of the bible (specifically some ones in Jesus’ bloodline).  As an atheist, it’s pretty difficult to sit through most sermons anyway.  My blood boils at any mention of us being “made for god’s purpose, to glorify him and do his will.”  I get irritated at the […]