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…

"John St John" Nelson

Guns, Gods, and The Dogs of War

Where is the outrage? By “John St John” Nelson Sept 6, 2013 President Obama, members of the U.S. House and Senate and the Citizenry of these United States at large. Where is your moral outrage? . Since December 14th, 2012, over seven thousand citizens and visitors to this nation, have died due to induced lead…

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…

Woment gets tattooed.

CULTURE WARS

  One of the reasons religious folks fight so hard against change, in the world around them, has as much to do with cultural considerations, as any perceived notion concerning God’s will in the matter.  They merely mistake – or chose to invoke – God’s will, by conflating religious considerations with entirely cultural ones, in…

Bent Tree

How I came to know there is no God

“As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines.” – Virgil   This piece is not particularly intended for those who grew up in a secular environment.  Who were never dragged-off to Church services as a child.  Or otherwise immersed in one of the Catholic, Protestant – or even Mormon – world views.  Or otherwise…