You may have seen them on cars or t-shirts, the coexist message has become fairly popular with liberal Christians and other liberal religious people. On the surface, it sounds like a pretty cool movement, but I do have a few issues with it.
Have you seen this Bumper Sticker:
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Added by Staks Rosch on April 30, 2010 at 11:39am —
Professor Stephen Hawking recently stated that aliens almost certainly exist and that it is probably unwise for humans to attempt to contact them at this time. Sure, in the context of his Discovery Channel television series such a statement seems innocent enough, but what the smartest man on the planet didn’t foresee was that every news station in the country would rebroadcast his comments to teabaggers. Read the rest of this… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 28, 2010 at 10:47am —
The National Day of Prayer has apparently causing more controversy. The Reverend Franklin Graham, son of legendary televangelist, Billy Graham was apparently invited and then uninvited to the Pentagon to celebrate this unconstitutional event. This week, the Washington Post’s “On Faith” topic is: National day of prayer and controversy.
"Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event next week? Should government officials… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 27, 2010 at 6:00pm —
April 26th has been designated Boobquake Day. Women and I presume amply busty men as well, are called to wear outfits which show off their cleavage. The less modest the better, since the goal is to actually create an earthquake with nothing more than bared breast. Read the rest of this Article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
Added by Staks Rosch on April 24, 2010 at 6:30pm —
The Catholic sex scandal continues and the Vatican has continued to blame everyone except themselves. Most Catholics in America don’t even agree with the Pope on a growing list of important issues and yet they continue to go to church and donate money which gets funneled back to the Vatican to fight for and against issues they don’t agree with and to protect pedophile priests from getting prosecuted.
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Added by Staks Rosch on April 23, 2010 at 10:11am —
Yesterday was the much anticipated conclusion to South Park’s 200th episode which has been causing a great deal of controversy. While the episode didn’t depict the Islamic prophet Mohammad and did what seemed like a major cop-out in revealing that the bear-suited depiction of Mohammad was actually Santa Claus, this episode contained a coded warning to the Muslim world. … Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 22, 2010 at 7:07am —
It is pretty well known that Muslim fundamentalists freak out when anyone criticizes their religion or even depicts an image of their prophet Mohammad. In fact, Muslims are even known to get violent about it. Their severe reactions to such trivial things have frightened the media and the entertainment industry.Read the rest of this article
PS This is the most dangerous article I have ever written.
Added by Staks Rosch on April 21, 2010 at 11:32am —
Sunday, a fundamentalist Muslim website called, RevolutionMuslim.com “warned” the creators of South Park that they may have already stepped over the line and that if they continue, they risk violent retribution.Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:16am —
There is a terrible double standard going on in the world today. Could you imagine how society at large would respond if the headlines of the morning newspapers reported that the largest atheist group in the world had allowed members of their group to molest children? What if the atheist group used member donations to help those who had molested children to move to other areas of the country or even other countries entirely in order to avoid prosecution? … Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 20, 2010 at 10:14am —
When I was in grad school, I was already a vocal atheist and was pretty knowledgeable about the greater atheist community. One day a fundamentalist Christian friend of mine was excited to tell me that the most famous atheist in the world had just converted to Christianity. Anthony Flew was so famous that I had never heard of him.
On April 8th of this year the most famous (and possibly only) ex-atheist died. To me, Flew’s fame came more when he announced that the vague higher power… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 16, 2010 at 11:15am —
During the 2008 primary, I strongly opposed Barack Obama as the candidate. I didn’t buy into his message of Change and Hope. While I voted for him in the general election, I still think that he was full of shit. As a point of fact, he hasn’t changed the healthcare system or any other policy he said he would. But today I want to talk about the Hope part and how that affects the community of reason.
Recently, Obama cut the NASA budget and scrapped the Constellation project including the… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 15, 2010 at 10:31am —
The Pope is the leader of the largest single religious organization in the world. The Catholic Church prides itself of their strong faith in God, their Lord and Savior. Now that the Pope and the Church are in the middle of a worldwide scandal and literally a billion people are praying for them, I have to wonder if God will answer those prayers.
This really is a test of the Pope’s faith since he and the Vatican have all but ignored the actual scandal. Instead of being open to world… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 14, 2010 at 11:16am —
Who would have thought that the concept of social justice would be at the heart of religious controversy? Oddly enough, it is this very concept which has polarized modern Christianity. This week, The Washington Post’s “On Faith” section addresses this surprisingly controversial topic: Wallis vs. Beck: The politics of social justice.
Both Beck and Wallis are wrong!
Glenn Beck has become a household name preaching religious extremism and the evils of social justice. Those that… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 13, 2010 at 10:24pm —
Dispensational Theology is a popular Biblical view. It is the idea that the Old Testament was God’s plan A and that when Jesus was crucified he abolished this covenant in favor of a New Covenant (plan B) in the form of the not yet written New Testament.Read the rest of this Article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 12, 2010 at 7:56pm —
PZ Myers had an interesting story on his blog this morning. Apparently the Connecticut legislature is pushing a bill designed to eliminate the statute of limitation on child sex abuse cases. Of course the Catholic Church is less than pleased. I wonder why?
Connecticut's three Roman Catholic bishops issued a join statement opposed to this bill which has already passed the Connecticut House. In the letter, they urge their parishioners to fight against this bill using some interesting… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 12, 2010 at 9:57am —
One of the main reasons why the Catholic Church attempted to cover up the abuses that their priests where engaged in was because it would ultimately impact on the Church’s bottom line. The Catholic Church is after all a business. Check out the rest of this Article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 8, 2010 at 8:41am —
Last weekend two young Jehovah’s Witnesses knocked on my door. While most people would probably slam the door in their faces, I was happy to engage them in conversation. Please read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on April 7, 2010 at 9:57am —
I have been a vocal atheist for a long time and have had long and in depth conversations with people of many different religions and many different sects of various religions. Christianity is of course most prevalent in America and I have talked to many Christian sects. But until recently, I had never talked to a Jehovah’s Witness.
A few times I came close to talking to a Jehovah’s Witness. I remember when I was in college, I was home for the summer and a Jehovah’s Witness came to the… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 6, 2010 at 8:30am —
Today is the Christian holiday they call Good Friday. Today Christians celebrate the alleged murder of Jesus. Christians think that Jesus was the greatest person/god ever. But if they love Jesus so much why do they call the day commemorating his alleged murder, “good?”
Most Christians will tell you that the most important aspect of their religion is the death of Jesus on the cross. They believe that the death of Jesus some how paid for the sins/wrong doing of everyone who ever lived.… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on April 2, 2010 at 9:38am —