Prayer is NOT Proactive

I don’t want to be yet another person writing about the shootings in Connecticut, let alone one of the many exploiting that event as a means to push my “agenda”. What I’m responding to is someone else’s claims to the value of prayer, as if it would not only help in the aftermath of that [...]

Apologists don’t like fair fights

In my previous post I addressed the flaw in the religious assertion of objective morality due not by any failing of the tenets of that morality nor the most common objection which is to challenge whether this god (or gods) even exists, but by the very practical problem of demonstrating that the morality alleged to [...]

What you “ought” not to do

This one came up in my Google search before heading off to bed. Now one of the many reasons I don’t post as often anymore is I feel like I’m just rehashing the same shit, because the arguments rarely ever change when it comes to religion and politics. Hoever, every once in awhile something either [...]

American Myths

I just caught this over morning coffee and had to respond. The willful ignorance of many in this country to both believe what’s demonstrably false and to forward this Christian theocracy goal in direct opposition to our constitution and in light of both how theocracies generally fare and the grave division between the various Christian [...]

Moral Basis

Sometimes conversations prompt other conversations, and that’s the case with SI’s recent post. I get asked from time to time why I might bother listening to or engaging with online trolls or nutters in general, but they serve as a springboard. For instance, how could I dismantle theist trick arguments without experiencing them? Perhaps in [...]