The Complaint Department Is Closed!

I thought I would veer off the beaten path a little and address some of the arguments some atheists make in defense of their atheism. Lately I have been reading some blogs posted by atheists to get a feel of where they are coming from. I have always done my best to do my research to ensure I focus … [Read more...]

Never Quite Enough

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, or so goes the claim. On its face, it appears quite reasonable. After all, if something truly outrageous happens we shouldn't believe without having good reason. But does requiring extraordinary evidence for extraordinary claims suffice? Is it … [Read more...]

Borrowed Capital

Phil Zuckerman published on an article entitled Imagine No Religion: Can Society Be Successful Without It?; where he gleefully imagines a society whose citizens have little or no interest in religion.  It is "a place where almost no one ever goes to church, the majority of people … [Read more...]

You’re Not Supposed to Ask

The Senate failed to gain enough support to repeal the military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" by a vote of 56-43.  Given the current political atmosphere, voters are not likely to be sending as many incumbent candidates back to Capitol Hill as in previous voting cycles, and with the majority … [Read more...]

Essentials of Christianity Part 2

I now would like to look more closely at the doctrines and beliefs which the bible itself claims as necessary to affirm in order for one to be a true Christian. Surprisingly I have found very few which are deemed necessary by the authors themselves. Monotheism, the deity of Jesus of Nazareth, the … [Read more...]

Essentials of Christianity Part 1

What is Christianity? It is one of those subjects that mean many things to many people. First and foremost, Christianity proper is a collection of theological doctrines and beliefs, which claim to teach the truth about God, man, sin, salvation, and the afterlife. These theological doctrines and … [Read more...]

Natural Blindness

Building on  previous article about the beliefs of atheists, I would like to discuss one of the more compelling reasons to reject its "lack of belief" in God.  I believe the naturalist (one who believes nature and the physical universe is all there is, devoid of anything immaterial or supernatural) … [Read more...]

Not At All Lacking

Lately I have spent a bit of time in discussion with some atheists.  When discussing the topic of atheism and its claim, I find some atheists to be disingenuous in their belief, well disingenuous in their discussing it.  Some atheists have fallen back on a rhetorical easy chair by maneuvering their … [Read more...]

Justice Stephen Breyer’s Political Correctness

Recently George Stephanopolous Interviewed Supreme Court Justice, Stephen Breyer and the discussion turned to the Florida pastor Terry Jones and his planned then abandoned Qur'an burning.Last week we saw a Florida Pastor – with 30 members in his church – threaten to burn Korans which lead to riots … [Read more...]

Does Your Church Pass the Test?

From the White Horse Inn Blog, an interesting piece about the IRS requirement for a church which seeks to become a church.  A federal court recently rejected the "Foundation for Human Understanding" appeal when the IRS revoked their church status.Here is a list of requirements the IRS uses to … [Read more...]

Parents Sue to Admit Unvaccinated Son

A New York family is suing a Catholic school who refused to allow their son to enroll in the school without the state required vaccinations. But apparently there is a "conscience clause" stating in part "children whose parent, parents, or guardian hold genuine and sincere religious beliefs which are … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Christian Group

Recently the Highest court in the United States ruled against a Christian organization by upholding the University of California's Hastings College of Law's policy regarding groups officially recognized by the school requiring them to adhere to their "all-comers" policy.  The Christian Legal … [Read more...]

Do You Believe…Really?

Every once in a while I come across a survey or study which piques my interest.  I am particularly fond of surveys on religious beliefs in general, so naturally I was drawn in by a study conducted by Pew Research Center entitled, "Religion Among the Mellennials".  A rather in depth study focusing on … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11

I still vividly remember where I was and what I was doing when the airliners struck the World Trade Center buildings.  This tragedy has become this generation's Kennedy assassination.  Each year, I have discussions with friends, family, and co-workers about where each of us were, and what … [Read more...]

Atheist discrimination…Where?

In an article from The Blaze, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is financing a billboard campaign promoting atheism.  “We hope discrimination against atheists and other nonbelievers will soon be ‘gone with the wind,’” said FFRF co-president Dan Barker, my question, where is this discrimination?  … [Read more...]

Fanning the Flames

The small church in Florida, the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, pastored by Rev. Terry Jones has created a fire storm (pun intended) of controversy surrounding the recent decision to burn copies of the Qur'an on the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, … [Read more...]

The Hartford City Mosque Council

Recently the city of Hartford had decided to open council meetings with Muslim prayers in an attempt to show tolerance toward Muslims in the wake of opposition to the proposed "Ground Zero" Mosque.  In the wake of public outcry the council is reconsidering their "outreach.  It seems the … [Read more...]

Pay Up!

Politicians, when campaigning, routinely promise to make the wealthy pay their "fair share" when it comes to taxes.  This assumes at least two things, 1) that the wealthy do not already pay their "fair share", and 2) someone else is paying more than their justified burden.  This concept is … [Read more...]

Finders Keepers

It is a widely believed notion that the Founding Fathers of America were mainly Atheists, Agnostics, and Deists.  So widely believed that the idea is taught in most major universities.  This "fact" about the Founders usually makes it's way to the discourse when the phrase "Christian Nation" makes … [Read more...]