War on Christmas? Try a War on Understanding One Another.

While Fox Nation is bolstering up its defenses for the War on Christmas, many of us find ourselves wondering whether or not they have anything over which to be so upset. Fox continually reminds us that religion in America is under attack, at constant risk of being extinguished. We are also implored to be mindful of the “reason for the season”, and take in to account the religious underpinnings of the holiday season.… [Read more]

Ayn Rand — Why Does She Still Matter?

Why does Ayn Rand’s message resonate so strongly with so many of the far right wing, specifically and especially Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s chosen running mate?… [Read more]

Unlikely Mormons?

What’s Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander.

Just this morning, I happened to stumble upon the “fact” that the late George Carlin was a Mormon. Really?  I thought he was not only an atheist, but an anti-theist, this based upon his body of work, and that he’d been raised as a Roman Catholic.  … [Read more]

Topics to Avoid at Holiday Dinners: Politics, Religion, and Sports?

Last Friday was a pretty important day for New York Mets fans like yours truly. Johan Santana pitched the team’s first no-hitter after more than 50 years of waiting. I wept. But that’s not the only random thing that happened. Bill Maher became a minority stock holder in the team. I suppose it’s some sort of cosmic financial crisis thing: The Mets were burned badly by Bernie Madoff and Maher was taken to the portfolio woodshed by Lehman Brothers.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week in Review, April 15, 2011

Don’t you find yourself wanting to drift away at times? You know…just take a break and let your thoughts float away like a cool ocean breeze? I do! Like many of you, I don’t get to relax, enjoy nature and have ‘do nothing’ time as much as I’d like. Life gets in the way; responsibilities must be managed, chores must be completed and (paid) work must be done in order to repay debt obligations.  … [Read more]

“Atheist” Is Not a 4-Letter Word

It all started with one of those Facebook “share” posts. My husband shared a picture that I’d shared from someone, like an international game of Telephone. Daniel Radcliffe is staring into the camera with the caption, “I’m not religious. I’m an atheist and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation.” One of his old school friends replied, “Religion shouldn’t impact legislation.… [Read more]

Believe It or Not

“You see, the world’s falling apart at the rifts, And surprisingly, the leaders can’t make any sense of it We mean nothing to the world, we’re all someone else’s fool, But oh, what can you do?”

-Bad Religion, “What Can You Do?”

 

Last Saturday, I stopped by the National Mall to attend the Reason Rally.… [Read more]