Category: "faith/skepticism"

An update to my religious autobiography

I recently ran across a book that played a significant role in one phase of my life, so I've updated my religious autobiography by adding this paragraph: Over the next few years I had many discussions with family and friends about my shift in beliefs.… more »

Twain on Irreverence

"Irreverence is another person's disrespect to your god; there isn't any word that tells what your disrespect to his god is." -- Mark Twain more »

Book Review: 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

I've read several books about atheism, but my most enthusiastic recommendation to date goes to Guy Harrison's 50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God. This book doesn't narrate the author's loss of faith like Dan Barker's books, nor is it a… more »

Santa and God

(via Unreasonable Faith) more »

Sara speaks

There have been over 600 comments on Sara's 4.5 year old Worst Worship Songs post. For the first time in a while, she responded to the commenters. more »

Atheists Are People Too

Discrimination against atheists is one of the last types of socially acceptable discrimination. It comes in many forms, the most shocking of which is legal: Some state constitutions attempt to strip atheists of their legal rights. Before I go any… more »

The Message of Jesus

A friend asked me what I thought of the message of Jesus. Here's my response: If Jesus had a single coherent message, it was "Repent, for the Kingdom of God/Heaven is at hand." Jesus (assuming he really said it) probably meant it just like all the… more »

Palin's Pastor Problem

Would Sarah Palin bring back witch hunts? more »

Top 10 Reasons I Don't Believe in God

Top 10 Reasons I Don't Believe in God @ Greta Christina -- This is an excellent list and lines up well with my reasons, too. Read it. If you like it, Digg it. more »

Hubbard on Xenu

Scientologists avoid public discussion of some of the stranger elements of their mythology. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was a science fiction author, so it's no surprise that he included some space aliens. South Park famously lampooned… more »

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