With a centuries-long addiction to visiting atrocities upon the heads of non-believers, Christians, in general, have quite a bit of reckoning coming to them. None more so, however, than the original Christian himself: Jesus Christ. “Whoa whoa whoa!”, you could … Continue reading
I have been up and down this thing and all around it and I still do not understand it. On Monday, May 8th, 2012, the citizens of North Carolina overwhelmingly voted to severely limit the rights of same-sex couples, with … Continue reading
My Gosh in Heaven: It’s been over a week since my last blogfession.
It suddenly occurred to me: Where do we atheists turn when it’s time to confess?
The Catholics set the bar high, of course, with their confessionals. What a lovely way to remove from your heart the burthen of guilt for your sins. Members of other religions have their spiritual advisors, too, offering people the choice of speaking with priests, reverends, imams, ministers, and rabbis. So where do atheists go when it’s time to fess up?
Put it into the ether, and you’re as good as saved. No need to speak in tongues; just speak in http.
Atheists don’t worry about sin. We have guilt. Then we try to examine it and move on, careful to avoid the same pitfalls and obstacles (or at least to hit them harder so that maybe they’ll fall over this time).
Today is Easter Monday. “Is that a thing?” Fuck if I know, do I look like I’m addicted to Cathahol? No, seriously. But do I look like a guy with a degree in Religious Studies? Yes. Unless I’m wearing a … Continue reading
Passover begins tonight. If you are proud of your Jewish heritage and love your religion and its rituals and holidays, my congratulations and best wishes. This is a wonderful week full of family, friends, and food (unless any of those … Continue reading
Never content to just sit down and shut up and just really think about what they’re doing for a goddamn minute, conservative legislators in Oklahoma are close to passing a bill that would introduce “Creation Science” into the classroom as … Continue reading
SPRINGTIME! (For baseball, in America!) The most magical time of the year! Can you smell it? The tepid hot dog water? The boring domestic brews? Is this year’s Opening Day going to be 85* and sunny, or hilariously snowed out? … Continue reading