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…

"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…

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…

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…