The Toxic Hellstew of Religion

I have come to the end of my rope with religion. I have shared with those close to me that I actively view religion as the most evil force on our planet. I am not talking about people of faith. I am not talking about those who organize around concerted efforts to be kind and to do good. But kindness,… Continue reading

The High Price of Hate

I’ve blogged before about how the extremists in religious fundamentalism are killing faith practice in this country. We have further proof: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (a project from the Pew Research Center) reports that in the last 5 years alone, the group of people who self label as having no religious affiliation has gone up 5%… Continue reading

I Really Just Don’t Understand

When I was taking my mother home, we played a game of connect the dots on my iPhone to keep her mind off of her claustrophobia on the plane.  Maybe that’s what got me to start thinking… The Dots:  Dot 1 Earlier this week I was in my hometown, Pensacola.  My mother and I drove around town checking out what… Continue reading

Normally I Say, Rest in Peace…

but not for this man whom I consider less than a charlatan. Oral Roberts needs to rest in shame as far as I am concerned. He created an entire generation of religious leaders who cared more about money than they do helping people–the sheer nonsense and evil of “the prosperity gospel“: give me enough of your money and God will… Continue reading