Charlie Hebdo is a rape victim

By now everyone has heard of the Muslims who exacted revenge for what they considered blasphemy of their prophet on the satire paper Charlie Hebdo. Three masked men opened fire on and killed 12 people, only some of whom were "culpable" for the alleged crime. The social media response to this wasn't … [Read more...]

Religions and violence: they’re not pretty much all the same

Over the years, I've noticed it's rare for a skeptic to differentiate between the religions.  So rare that when noted Atheist and comedian Bill Maher takes people to task for placing Christianity and Islam on equal footings when it comes to violence 'in the name of', it actually makes the news.  And … [Read more...]

Student trying to find “Islamophobia” instead treated nicer

Far too many people out there buy into the hype that white people simply don't like brown people.  It's not difficult to see why.  At every turn, opposition to some prominent minority is sloughed off as racism.  It then comes as a shock to learn that it's simply not as pervasive as it's presented. … [Read more...]

Why shouldn’t religion be taught in schools?

Political secularists have thus far been successful in preventing religion from crossing the threshold of our public schools.  There needs to be, they say, a separation of church and state.  We can't be having our students discussing one of the most important queries a person could ever consider: … [Read more...]

58% of the public unfamiliar with the differences between Islam and other religions

I'm uncertain if the public has been so saturated with the politically correct version of Islam, or if they are simply unfamiliar with the "Religion of Peace's" calls to violence that other religions lack. Now, it's not that all Muslims are terrorists mind you; just that virtually all terrorists … [Read more...]

Anything but Islam

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The Political Left is doing all it can to avoid what is obvious to everyone else. (Think Progress) -- Could the amateur boxing career of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the deceased suspect in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, have had a role in the massacre? That’s a question leading brain researchers at … [Read more...]

Because Islam is the ‘Religion of Peace’

What has two thumbs and loves irony... this guy. (Bloomberg) -- Kuwait’s parliament approved a law imposing the death penalty on any Muslim who insults God, his prophets, messengers, Prophet Mohammad’s wives or the Koran, in any form of expression, if they don’t repent. The bill, which adds … [Read more...]

University shocked when Muslim espouses Islam’s view of homosexuals

For all that is accused of Christians and Christianity about their view on homosexuality, the political left and academia almost universally ignore what the religion of peace has to say about it.  In nations run by Muslims with heavy Islamic foundations for their rule of law, homosexuality is … [Read more...]

How you choose religion

I have always been curious as to the method people use to choose their religious convictions. For some, they are born into a family and remain in the tradition. This is probably the case for most people. Some -- albeit relatively few -- will weigh the claims of competing faith traditions and … [Read more...]

George Washington and the Prophet Muhammad: Cut from the same cloth?

The reputable scholars at the Huffington Post regularly find ways to promote the absurd.  This piece likening America's first President, George Washington, to Islam's Prophet Muhammad provided the comedy I'm used to. Muhammad and Washington may seem like an unlikely connection, but in fact, they … [Read more...]

The war on women continues

Someone in the religious community just said publicly: If women get raped, it's their own fault if they're not dressed right.  Two voices are suspiciously silent: The liberal media who spent months reporting on the supposed war on women, and the slut walk sluts [said with tongue firmly in cheek]. … [Read more...]

Ground Zero Mosque still just a mosque

I believe there is a tendency for a good many people to assume all religions are basically equal, in terms of message anyway. For example, that all religions teach the Golden Rule in one form or another, and that common thread is what defines each religion. The average person is not going to take … [Read more...]

According to the Qur’an, the Qur’an is false

Inevitably when in discussions with people who reject religious convictions, I will be told that that all religious systems have roughly the same evidence for and against it being true.  I can't even begin to count the number of times it has been implied that my being a Christian is one of … [Read more...]

The headlines of September 11th

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Eleven years since the hijacked airliners razed the World Trade Center buildings.  The event was so sobering, its unifying effect on all Americans was powerful.  And to a degree, most Americans still feel the sense of national camaraderie, especially on its anniversary.  Below is a small sample of … [Read more...]

Is Christianity really the problem?

Judging by the outrage and accusations of persecution being perpetuated by Christians who are on a mission to institute a theocracy, you'd think there was a serious epidemic of Christian tyranny afoot.  But let's be honest, is Christianity really the problem? (FreeBeacon) -- A prominent Saudi … [Read more...]

Week In Review

Liberal policies failing before our very eyes: (Inverster's Business Daily) -- More workers joined the federal government's disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation's jobs picture is after three full years of … [Read more...]

The real ‘War on Women’

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(Washington Times) -- Chechnya's government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule. In the past five years, the … [Read more...]

Cyanide, Aspirin, and Breath Mints

My experience teaches me that it is rare for a skeptic to differentiate between the religions.  Not for identification's sake, but in discussions of the real or perceived evils done in the name of religion, or by religious adherents.  This was especially true following the terror of September 11th.  … [Read more...]

Remember 9/11 With Your Story

I was 22 years old and still working as a Judicial Marshal at the time.  It was the morning shift and we were waiting for the prisoner transportation van to arrive to take the morning's arraignments to the courthouse.  I was still getting their property ready to be taken along with them.  I don't … [Read more...]

Remembering September 11th

A very moving and heartfelt speech by former president George W. Bush, one of his best. GEORGE W. BUSH, 43RD PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much. Mr. Vice President, Dr. Biden, President Clinton, Mr. Speaker, members of Congress, my friends Tommy Franks and Tom … [Read more...]