Over the years, the news has tattooed our ears with the travesty which is female genital mutilation. But what about MEN, and what about the seemingly routine process of male circumcision? The…Continue
The first report in this particular episode is the one I find the most disturbing, because of the kids. I'm supposed to believe that the kids decided to join the protest all on their own, that their…Continue
Speaking at daily Mass last Thursday, Pope Francis warned Christians against turning their faith into a rigid ideology.“The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology,” he…Continue
An interesting note about this particular episode: it includes multiple religious violations, including Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists as perpetrators. Still, I can't help but notice all the…Continue
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It happened again. Steve Shives (no, he and I are NOT an item!) was a guest again on "The Place," a video podcast produced by the New Covenant Group. I saw that on my YouTube feed and figured that, despite the 2-hour-plus running time that I would give it a shot.
And it could be a good thing I did. The NCG had another guest as well, one Michael Dowd. Initially, listening to him speak, I wasn't sure I was going to warm to a guy who seemed to be trying to couch atheistic…
Spend even a small amount of time on an atheist website and the issue of the, quote: “Meaning Of Life” end-quote, will doubtless come up. There have been several such conversations here on A|N, and doubtless the topic will come up again as new members join our ranks. It’s a topic so fundamental to our lives that wrestling with it should be a natural part of living … or one would hope.
That said, who here remembers Bill Watterson, creator and artist behind one of my favorite…
Seen on a Daily Kos comment page:
GOP Wars against: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Immigrants, Mexicans, Blacks, Gays, Women, Unions, Workers, Unemployed, Voters, Elderly, Kids, Poor, Sick, Disabled, Dying, Lovers, Kindness, Rationalism, Science, Sanity, Reality.
And here I am, still wondering if the commenter missed something. Did he?
Since my wife and I moved here in 2009, we’ve been visited by Jehovah’s Witnesses and other religious representatives on multiple occasions. On three of those incidences, I engaged my visitors and responded to statements or questions made by them regarding both religion and atheism. While I will admit having no interest in actually inviting them into my home for a protracted conversation, there are certain things I wish they would learn and understand about me as an individual atheist and…Continue