Why Lord?: Suffering and Evil in Black Theology—Anthony Pinn—Theodicy has to do with suffering under a loving and benevolent God. It is a difficult subject because it challenges why bad things sometimes happen to good people. This book will not make it any better, but you will see that someone is at least trying to explain it in a religious context.
As Harvard University’s Humanist Chaplaincy “Humanist of the Year" in 2006, Pinn provides a clear look at the idea of… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on September 18, 2014 at 2:00pm —
“I have been meaning to write to you for some time, and the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war provides as good an occasion as any to do so. Distracted by other, more recent eruptions of violence, the country has all but forgotten the war. But I won’t and I expect you can’t, although our reasons for remembering may differ.”
--Andrew Bacevich, letter to Paul Wolfowitz, Harper’s magazine, March 2012
Dumb question: Why have the… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on March 2, 2013 at 3:02pm —
In a bit of a twist, a Christian school has banned the National Anthem. “As a result of a thoughtful, thorough, prayerful period of listening, learning and discerning,” the Goshen College Board of Directors said, “it…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on June 16, 2011 at 8:39pm —
‘This Non-Religious Life’ was born out of a chance interview on Zombie Popcorn’s other show, ‘The Talking Dead’ which was meant to cover the May 21, 2011 rapture prophecy. At the last minute, Brother Mike of May-212011.com threw his hat into the ring. Bob, interested in being in on the conversation from the start, jumped at the opportunity to be in on the discussion.
After the two-hour live show was over, we decided that the material was too good to allow it to… Continue
Added by Kenneth Montville D.D. on June 13, 2011 at 6:30pm —
As the end of the day approached, and the folks who had emptied their bank accounts and abandoned their lives in preparation for a glorious ascent into heaven began to realize that the train wasn't coming, other churches began to show up at American Family Radio. That's got to be depressing when other churches start rubbing it in.…
Added by Jamey on May 22, 2011 at 8:56am —
Happy Belated Podcast everyone. Update: I no speak on radio, but show coming soon. I'll try to record it and put up an mp3. Enjoy a depressing report on the O'Hair story.
Memphis Jug Band * I Whipped my Woman
Ted Gossett's String Band
Twelve Gates to the City * New Orleans Humming Four
Firesign * Art of the Insane… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 10, 2011 at 12:24pm —
RUN YOGI! RUN BOO BOO! - You guys seem a little light in the pic-i-nic baskets, so run. Bryan Fischer wants you for a rug in the He-Man Homo-Haters Clubhouse.
Everyone knows The Gays are the root of all evil because the Bible tells us so. God compels Westboro Baptist Church to… Continue
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 11, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I type this entry as I sit on the runway at Boston-Logan Airport, about to take to the sky for a 6 hour journey to San Jose. I will be traversing a distance of almost Continue
2700 miles. If I were to go 600 miles farther, and in a different direction, I
could be in London, my hometown – this is a…
Added by James Croft on June 4, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I'd have a blast making Megadeth puns and being a pain in the ass to some people too, LOL.
How I Would Ring Religious Peoples Doorbells As Vic Rattlehead:
Step 1. I get on their portch and sing these lines from "Skull Beneath The Skin"
by Megadeth: *As we fold your arms to make the Holy Cross, we cross the crucifix - RELIGION HAS BEEN LOST!*
before ringing the bell.
Step 2. If they say shit about the "religion has been… Continue
Added by Alex Tyler on October 15, 2009 at 7:00am —
AN: Am I asking for it? Read this here or at Good Reason News
This is a little out of character for this blog, but this guy from the New American
, whatever that is, really needed a logical spanking. You can see several of my posts in the comments there, but I warn you, someone on there… Continue
Added by Billy Deaton on July 18, 2009 at 2:00pm —
If you attended 2009 American Atheist Convention, you were obviously moved by the incredible speech of Nate Phelps. If you are not familiar with Nate, he is the estranged son of the Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps (Godhatesfags.com).
I am honored to annouce that Nate has chosen… Continue
Added by Richard Haynes on April 17, 2009 at 8:30am —
I have been off my blog for a few days while I attended The American Atheist conference in Atlanta. Had a hugely fun time. Athiests know how to have fun but I have to say that the Alabame Atheist contingent with Blair Scott could take the prize (if there was one). The height of the conference was the debaptizing ceremony led by Edwin Kagin and his cronies. It is a simple process, quick and painless by hair dryer no less!
The official sacrilegious food… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 12, 2009 at 5:51pm —
I just got my Out Campaign pins from the Richard Dawkins site:
I ended up getting the package while my parents were at my dorm. When I opened them I had said the pins were for the American Atheist National Convention so my dad was wondering where his pin was (he thought it was the pass to get in) but I told him I didn't get him one… Continue
Added by Gnome Magic on April 5, 2009 at 3:00am —
It's January 7th, 2009 and already were talking about Chrisitan Conservatives needing to re-energize their base. The argument is going to come this November that legalizing same sex marriage will violate the constitutional right of religious freedom to those whom are religious.
First of all it needs to be realized that "We The People" means justly that WE THE PEOPLE. It does not state "We the Religious People", or "We The Christians", or "We The Jews".
Some of the people… Continue
Added by Dre Smith on January 7, 2009 at 2:52pm —