Way Back in My Long Ago…

When I was a little boy I was taught this Bible story about the devil tempting Jesus. The story appears in the gospels: 5. The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor;… Continue reading

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

Freedom and The New Tyranny

I’ve witnessed the oddest thing in my lifetime—something I never could have imagined. As a child, I attended an ultra conservative christian school where I was taught about the separation of church and state. The church in these United States of America was to enjoy a freedom from the tyranny of government. The church was to stay out of politics… 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

The Enemies Within

The Christian Left Blog has published a recent post entitled The Enemies Within: The 20 Most Dangerous Conservatives And Their Organizations in which Stephen D. Foster Jr. lists and describes the top 20 Americans he believes to be the most influential and dangerous in our country today. This list includes a photo of each person, a brief description of their… Continue reading

The Lazy Way Out

The cheap shot is the lazy man’s way of circumventing grappling with a problem. The dismissive quality of the cheap shot reveals a person’s nature, character, and current inability to problem solve, strive and attain. So, where am I going with this? In the recent Tea Party/Republican Party Q&A hosted by CNN, Wolf Blitzer asked a hypothetical question about an… Continue reading

We Need a Populist Movement—Part 5: Faith Practice

Image via Wikipedia What is the central theme of all of Judeo-Christian faith according to the writings protestant and Catholic believers alike call their holy scriptures—the greatest commandment from God, the central tenet, the core, the essence and centerpiece of all of Christianity? I’m assuming my conservative, religious friends know the answer to this. It came directly from the mouth… Continue reading

The Haitian Ambassador Responds to Pat Robertson

The Haitian Ambassador, obviously deeply offended by the incredulous, outrageous, and unspeakably insensitive remarks of Pat Robertson, feels immediately compelled to respond to Robertson’s offensive comments. At the end of the ambassador’s remarks, Rachel Maddow states that if she could apologize for the “odious” remarks made by Pat Robertson, she would. She expresses that Robertson’s despicable remarks do not represent… Continue reading

Andy Borowitz Outdoes Himself

Two hysterical important press releases from the Borowitz Report: NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – One day after announcing that she would be a commentator on the Fox News Channel, the network revealed that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin‘s appearances would be simulcast in English. “We are delighted that Gov. Palin will, for the first time, be understandable to the… Continue reading

How Could Anyone?!

This man isn’t just superstitious, I find Pat Robertson to be hateful and evil! He also sounds like he can’t breath. This extremist right-wing religious viper is a discredit to the God he claims to serve. My guess: he’s about to seize an opportunity to “minister” to these people and make a fortune in the process. He states that Haiti… Continue reading