All Religions Suck. But Islam Sucks More Than Most.

Whether radical Islamic terrorists are distinguishable from mainstream Muslims depends upon your species. A sheep, goat, or a camel whose throat is being cut in Halal slaughter or Islamic sacrifice is just as terrified, in just as much pain, and just as murdered as is an American journalist or a Syrian refugee having his throat…

Thought Of The Day. June 14, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

Ridiculous Faiths

I remember, back when I was a Christian, how easy it was to find the ridiculous in other faiths: Mormons are taught that God is married, and that he and Mrs God live on a planet of a nearby star. Mormons are taught that each of us can become a god, too. They also believe…

Religion is Evil

I see religions not as misguided, but as actually evil. Not for what they are, but for what they make us become. I am a frequent and outspoken critic of religion. Most of my criticism has been of the pernicious effects of religion on public discourse and government policy. But an even more troubling aspect…

Can Someone Explain Prayer To Me?

I don’t get the whole idea of prayer. Never did. Even when I was a Christian, prayer didn’t make any sense to me. The difference between us and god would make the difference between humans and bacteria seem tiny. Yet god is interested in our opinions? Would you be swayed by what a bacterium wanted?…