Category Archives: Religion

Why I am Not a Christian

Bertrand Russell wrote his famous essay, Why I am not a Christian, back in 1927 as part of a talk give to the National Secular Society in Great Britain. It was subsequently published as a pamphlet. I read it in … Continue reading

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On the Historical Jesus

If we can agree that the Bible should not be taken literally, then the question arises, how should it be taken? And if you are among the multitudes who call yourself a Christian, what does that mean? What does it … Continue reading

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On Biblical Literalism

Have you ever noticed that there has never been a massacre between atheists and agnostics. And no pantheist has ever gunned down a pandeist because of a theological dispute. That kind of behavior is reserved for people of religious passions, … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Blog

State of Affairs One has to be careful when one says that our political situation now is worse now than it’s ever been, because some historian will drag out analogies with the founding fathers or how nasty our politics were … Continue reading

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I’m Glad They’re Dead (Farouk and his wife, not the innocent 14)

It’s one thing when you go out and murder people that you don’t know, as happened in Paris. It’s another thing when you decide to go on a rampage to kill your colleagues, people that you’ve worked with for five … Continue reading

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Is the Sunni-Shiite split like the Catholic-Protestant split?

I know that we in the west don’t really know much about Islam, and for that reason I did read Reza Aslan’s “No God but God” a few years back. I’ve been interested by the Sunni-Shiite split, and whether it … Continue reading

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Some people berated me for my Post yesterday. But I stand by it.

Some people berated me yesterday, after my otherwise trenchant post in the wake of the Paris bombings, when they thought that I tacked on an observation about how there is no God. They felt it was gratuitous and unnecessary. But … Continue reading

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