The times – they are a-Changing

In their opposition to same-sex marriage, Attorney General Philip Lott, and his entire cotillion of hysterical Utah cry-babies, have dropped all pretense to legal standing, and are now reduced to howling like spoiled brats.  Howling that this ruling, by Justice Shelby, has led to confusion in the minds of Utah citizens.  And that it has…

Condoning Republican Rubes in Utah

  The presumptuous message, delivered by LDS General Authority Dallin H Oaks, in his LDS General Conference address, a week and a half ago – reiterating their position that the Mormon Church will never ‘condone’ same-sex marriage, by once again invoking ‘the Word God’ – has stuck in my craw like one more Westboro Baptist…

Mormons continue to knock women and gays.

From the Salt Lake Tribune headlines: Leaders say Mormons cannot condone same-sex marriage.   While I realize that Elder Dallin H. Oaks was speaking to the ‘faithful,’ while issuing the official talking points, and marching orders, the tone – especially as heard by those outside ‘the faith’ – was truly dreadful.  Can’t condone?  What kind…

Beliefs hazardous to World Health

  I generally spend a good deal of time and effort suggesting folks would do well to retire many of their absolutist and fundamentalist religious views, for those more psychologically healthy views of human spirituality, and morality.  Based on those innate human values we share with virtually all other human beings on the planet. I…

Seeking ultimate justice

When it comes right down to it, life often presents us with the kind of conundrums that good folks everywhere, can spend a lifetime trying to figure out.  And ultimately – just hope to barely understand.  Because so many mysteries seem beyond our ability to ever completely resolve, it becomes enough to have some understanding…

Cathedral interior in Oaxaca (Photo, Andrew McMillan_BurningWell)

Suffer not the little children

  I’ve been thinking a lot about the harm to the infant psyche, that being raised from birth in a religious belief, does to us.  Later – as adults.  The inherently coercive and corrosive effects of religious indoctrination. I had an Uncle who was a lay minister at a local Assembly Of God church, where…

Charles-Darwin

Defending Darwinian Evolution

– or – Why you never heard one damn thing about evolution in school     I don’t know if it’s just because it’s a favorite subject of mine (it is), or that I’m just easily seduced into sticking up for it (I know …), but the muse need hardly apply, when tangling with an…