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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Collision: Is Religion Absurd or Good for the World?

Pastor Wilson's arguments are deeply flawed. The Bible that he says gives us our rules for living together was written by men. This makes the Bible no different than any other set of laws written by men, including those who don't believe in a god.

And the idea of a "fixed ethical standard" is ridiculous. If we still used the Bible as our ethical standard, slavery would still be legal, as would stoning for the offense of adultery. Ethics have to evolve as our understanding of justice evolves.

Finally, who made the God that Christians claim made us?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Atheist T-Shirts - Proud of Reason

A couple of my favorites:

Check out other popular designs here. If you see a design you like but don't want to order from the U.K., do a Google search on the name of the shirt and see if it's offered in the U.S.

Wear them with pride!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jimmy Carter Sees the Light - Leaves the Southern Baptist Church

Citing his distaste for the treatment of women in the Southern Baptist dogma, President Jimmy Carter has severed relations with the church. I see this as a pivotal moment akin to a slave owner giving up his slaves and joining the abolitionist movement. It will be interesting to see who else follows his lead.

At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities.

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