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Category Archives: Religion

Manufacturing a controversy

One thing that I despise is this portrayal of atheists, without evidence, as being “outraged” over every little thing. The latest example I’ve encountered is from TellMeNow.com: In the song, Underwood sings about baptism and “being washed in blood,” which refers to the blood of Christ. The whole message of the song is that we […]

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Atheism is a religion

Just as many atheists say that “atheism is a lack of belief in a god or gods” is one phrase that irks me to no end, another common statement that I’ve always found troubling is “atheism is a religion like off is a TV channel”. Along a similar vein, “atheism is a religion like bald […]

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Body autonomy

Matt, It seems you got ahead of yourself when writing your response to "Rachel". I’m not going to address the flawed hypothetical presented as it is a severely flawed hypothetical when trying to support the idea of abortion, but the rest of your ideas attacking the very idea of body autonomy go a bit off […]

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Legislating morality

In any debate regarding abortion, it can be expected that someone may say, “You cannot legislate morality.” That person’s opponent may reply by citing several provisions of the criminal code, such as the laws regarding murder, rape and assault. But doing so avoids the larger question of whether actual morality can be legislated. In saying […]

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Giving the gift of well-being

Ah Christmas. Certainly a great time of year, where people are generous – or at least try to be – and people become upset at the gifts others thoughtfully bought them. That’s why December 26th is the day customer service departments all across the country loathe. So how can you prevent your gifts from being […]

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Putting a value on life

It is a universal law that actions beget reactions, that every action has a consequence of some kind. To say that any life is without any kind of value, or that life itself is without value, is to say that an action can occur without a consequence. It is how we interpret the consequences of […]

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Seeing can be believing

I’m sure we’ve all seen this exchange before, now represented by images on Facebook: Teacher: Can you see God? Class: No Teacher: Can you touch God? Class: No Teacher: Then there isn’t a God! Student: [raises hand] Sir, can you see your brain? Teacher: No Student: Can you touch your brain? Teacher: No Student: Oh […]

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Misrepresenting the Treaty of Tripoli

Atheists in the United States love to quote the Treaty of Tripoli: As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any […]

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Christians, just say it already!

Given the conservative backlash arising from the recent Supreme Court rulings regarding gay marriage, I get the vibe that there is something many Christian conservatives are stopping short of full on saying, and I wish they’d stop beating around the bush and just say it already: Any law, court decision and interpretation of the Constitution […]

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Marriage was redefined long ago

In all of this talk about gay marriage, one thing I think a lot of the anti gay-marriage side seem to keep forgetting is simply this: the moment the citizens of the various States allowed their State governments to require a license to be married, they lost all claim to the word marriage and any […]

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