Category: Religion

Feb 07

Words and Tilting at Windmills

In Brief—Lionel Burt reached the end station on life’s trip this week. As he would have put it, words have meaning. These are the words I wrote eighteen months ago. Somehow, this piece was never published. Not a word has been changed. They are as applicable today as the day they were written. Lionel was …

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Nov 22

Open Letter to a Reader

In Brief—In this letter to a Christian reader in the Middle-East, the author discusses Christianity and Islam, the similarities and differences, particularly as they deal with females. ———————————————————————————————————————- Dear Reader: I don’t address you by name since I suspect it might place you in greater danger than what you already face. Being a professed adherent …

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Nov 08

Fear, Ignorance and Brainwashing

In Brief—Fear, Ignorance and Brainwashing are the reasons why humans believe in supernatural beings. This updated piece points out that it is past time for humankind to cast aside limiting beliefs that are unsupported by credible evidence. ———————————————————————————————————————————– Fear is Destructive…Almost Always— As I said in The FIB Theory, being a freethinker, I have studied …

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Nov 01

Truth or Myth—A Test

In Brief—A presentation of statements designed to test your knowledge of commonly accepted beliefs, history and current events with regard to whether those statements are true or myths. ——————————————————————————————————————————– We’re Not Entitled to Our Own Facts— Periodically, Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times presents a list of questions to test how much attention …

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Oct 18

God is Good. Right?

In Brief—A review of a few of the instances in which the all-good, all-seeing and all-powerful Abrahamic deity has dealt with humanity in ways that expose the delusional nature of belief. ——————————————————————————————————————————– Do as I Say, Not as I Do— Knife raised to strike the death blow, Abraham is stopped by God from killing his …

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Oct 11

Pope Francis, Change and Conservatism

In Brief—A discussion of Roman Catholic Pope Francis and his positions on poverty, capitalism, inequality, capital punishment and climate change contrasted with the Church’s dogma relating to contraception, abortion, priestly celibacy and the ordination of women. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Rationality versus Irrationality— On the papal throne where corrupt popes once sat, now sits a humble man who …

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Sep 20

Racism, Sexism and Fundamentalist Christianity

In Brief—This piece pulls back the curtain to reveal the ugly motivation driving Republican efforts to obstruct the Obama administration, undermine women and defund an organization that serves not just women but the community at large. It reveals the larger Republican agenda. ————————————————————————————————————————————- The Truth Hurts— A black president, the war on women and whining …

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May 24

And Man Created God

In Brief—From unseen spirits that were either friendly or unfriendly, our distant ancestors created the spirits that slowly evolved into the gods that are worshiped in the modern world. Imaginary then; imaginary now, but humankind’s creation has come to poison our world and cause the misery that we see around us today. ——————————————————————————————————————- The Evolution …

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May 03

Are Christians Worshipping Satan?

In Brief—Logic dictates that what you believe about a supreme being may not be what you want it to be. Look at it logically and see if what you believe makes sense. ———————————————————————————————————————- The Bible Says It’s So— I have long wondered at the discrepancy between what the Judeo-Christian Bible says and the reality of …

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Mar 08

Islam’s Many Flaws

In Brief—Unlike the other two Abrahamic religions—Judaism and Christianity— Islam has in large part cut itself off from modernity and open criticism in favor of a backward bloody fratricide and criminality in order to lock itself in Seventh Century mythology about the religion and Mohammed. It’s well past time for Islam to open up and …

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