Tag Archives: Belief

Atheism is Relative

A few times friends have asked me, “So, you’re an atheist, now?” I responded with what is becoming my standard answer of relative atheism, which I will define for you shortly. First I have to explain what it is about … Continue reading

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God, Goodness, and Death

This is a special way of being afraid No trick dispels. Religion used to try, That vast moth-eaten musical brocade Created to pretend we never die . . . ~ Philip Larkin, Aubade I used to fear death. No matter … Continue reading

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Hellfire

It suddenly occurs to me that religious groups that persuade their members to stay loyal by threatening them with hellfire for questioning doctrine are very similar to child molesters who persuade their victims to keep quiet by threatening them with bodily … Continue reading

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There’s Your Problem

A while back, I conducted an informal poll on how Americans view evolution, with the same questions asked in this June Gallup poll. My sample size was small, yet the results agreed surprisingly well with Gallup. Of those who responded to … Continue reading

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Original Sin

So, you think you have the story of The Fall all figured out, right? Adam and Eve, God says don’t eat the apple. Snake says why not? Go ahead, do it. Etc. Lesson in obedience, God laid out the test, … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals

Just a short note after that long conversation with an anti-gay Christian fundamentalist: I try to follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. I am in no way a fundamentalist. In fact, I would say that I reject all the … Continue reading

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