Bryan Fischer, Guest Bigot of the Day.

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Once again, a militant Christian organization, the American Family Association, one of the newest permutations of the Moral Majority, tries and largely succeeds in helping to push the Republican candidates further and further to the right.… [Read more]

“Eat Mor Chikin” – Nah, I’m good.

Source: Breitbart.com

My Beef with Chick-fil-A

Today is my early day.  Ideally, I’d go home to drop off my things, and head to the Chick-fil-A on Exit 13 – it’s my favorite location. The nuggets there are always fresh, waffle fries are always crisp, and when I order a ‘half and half, more tea than lemonade,’ they make it perfectly every time.  … [Read more]

Sermon from an Atheist

Science meets religion

For those of you who don’t know, I’m an atheist. Yep.  I’m one of those godless heathens those hellfire-and-brimstone preachers warned you about. I don’t believe in Jesus – in fact, I don’t believe that Jesus really existed at all. I think Jesus is pretty much a compilation of all the various god myths from all over the planet – they all are pretty much the same: born of a virgin at the winter solstice and all that.… [Read more]

REVEALED! The Church of Self Actualization

Screen Shot 2012-05-13 at 5.43.34 PM(Bill Schmalfeldt once again yields his regular space, as he plans to do on a weekly basis, to his spiritual mentor, Pope William I, the Earthly Vicar of “The Big Guy Upstairs” and Founder of the Church of Self-Actualization.  In this encyclical [that's what he calls his posts... "encyclicals"] the Holy Uncle describes the revelation of the One True Religion.)… [Read more]

God, Inc.

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It’s funny; all we’re hearing from the wingnuts lately is about the War on Religion. It used to be confined to Christmastime, this war; every year, rightwing bloviators like Bill O’Reilly could be reliably counted on to make wishing someone “Merry Christmas” the upfront and blatantly hostile equivalent of “make my day.”

The war started early this year, with the right’s latest bugaboo:  birth control.… [Read more]

A Christian AND A Liberal?

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The saying in my small town is that there is a church on every corner.  And really, it’s not far from the truth.  We are a small community and have about 20 churches in our small city and township limits — most of them being Christian Reformed Churches.

Not surprisingly, we also have a lot of Republicans.… [Read more]

Politically Indirect

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 “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Current TV is vying for their own place in the cable news universe.  They have come up with a unique tag line, which I  believe they think will help them stand out from other “Progressive” networks. … [Read more]

Freeing Yourself From Religious Traditions

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Becoming a new father involves a great philosophical change. No longer are you thinking about how much money you can save for the weekend or the month, but of how much you should save for the next 18 years. My wife and I are welcoming a baby boy into our lives this May and cannot be happier about it.… [Read more]

Obama Declared January 16th “Religious Freedom Day”

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“Our long history of religious tolerance and pluralism has strengthened our country, helped create a vibrant civil society, and remained true to the principles enshrined in our founding documents.” President Obama 01-13-2012

In September of 2001, I was a freshman at an all-girls college in Pittsburgh, PA.  After the attacks on September 11th, I remember driving around the city and seeing a stuffed figure, clad in a turban, hanging from the rafters of a resident’s porch.… [Read more]

Rick Perry’s God Problem

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Rick Perry got me thinking the other day.  He had an encounter with a fourteen year old bisexual girl that went like this:

“This is about my faith, and I happen to think that there are a whole host of sins, homosexuality being one of them,” Perry said, adding that he himself was “a sinner” so he wouldn’t “be the first one to throw a stone”.[Read more]

Oh Lord…

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I like spiritual people; I can appreciate folks who use whatever means necessary to find peace and bring serenity into their lives without hurting and/or imposing upon other people.  It’s the fake religious folks, those with that ‘moral Christian soldier’ agenda who make my arse itch.The field of candidates for the office of President of the United States has widened… well, OK, we lost one applicant running for the position: Tim *YAWN* Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota – we now have Rick Perry, governor of Texas, among the other political luminaries *cough!!*  such as Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain *LOL!!* and Rick Santorum *Google ‘Santorum’ HAHAHA!!*

*Sigh*   Yep…Perry is just what America needs, that is, if we’re interested in placing another religious zealot from Texas in the White House.  … [Read more]