I just looked at the entry for Christmas on wikipedia. I don't remember it being so thoroughly sectarian as it is now, asserting flatly that the holiday is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus. …Continue
I just looked at the entry for Christmas on wikipedia. I don't remember it being so thoroughly sectarian as it is now, asserting flatly that the holiday is a commemoration of the birth of Jesus. There is no mention of Mithra at all. And, over on the Mithra entry there is no mention of December 25th being Mithra's birthday.What's next? Will it be asserted flatly that "goodbye" means "God Be With You" with the implication that anyone who says it is at least a theist if not Christian?See More
"Jesus was not a paragon of virtue, even with respect to how to treat others. If he was, then why did he call the Samaritan woman a dog, which was - and remains - a huge insult in the Middle East? Why did he overturn the…"
"OK, so President Obama just solved the problem with the Catholic Church and contraception by requuring insurance companies to give free contraception to those who work for Catholic organizations who want such services. Easy peasy."
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d2239780-4d4e-11e1-8741-00144feabdc0.html>> Atheism in AmericaBy Julian Baggini. Photography by Jason Andrew and Brandon ThibodeauxGodlessness is the last big taboo in the US, where non-believers face discrimination and isolation Point, Texas (pop. 792) is not the easiest place for a single lesbian to raise her child. But neither her sexuality nor her unwed parenthood are…See More
THE TROUBLE WITH GOD(S)
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It should never be our intention to give offense. And there is an emotional attachment that many people have to a belief in god(s) and that attachment is not really a…
"Good points, all. BUT many atheists who were once Bible-worshippers say that their faith began to crumble when they realized that there were parts of the Bible that simply could not be explained away. I was never one of those people but…"
LETTER TO KINGSLEY:
14 WAVERLY PLACE
By Thomas Henry Huxley
Being T.H. Huxley's response to a long letter of sympathy sent by the Anglican cleric Charles Kingsley on the occasion of the death of Huxley’s four-year-old son, Noel. …
"Not everyone is like this. It is a well-known error of human judgement to suppose that others are more like us than they really are. We only have our own individual perspective which makes it harder to understand others. And, there…"