Tag: god

Live and let live: Religion, atheism, and being caught in-between

Religion has been a part of human life in some form or another for at least 4,000 years. It has provided support for communities, given people a common cause to group around, and been a source of charity and service. Yet, for those who do not belong to a religion or believe in a God, […]

The Religion Test: Homosexuality vs. environmentalism and charity

There is a lot of talk these days about how homosexuality, transsexuality, gender roles, and the like are leading us on a road to ruin. Apocalyptic predictions are full of omens of increasing disasters — earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and famine. And I can absolutely see all of that happening. But not for the reasons you may think. […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s golden age, and science’s place in religion

I recently got the chance to attend a lecture presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson — a rock star in the science world and well known even among those without an inclination toward science. The lecture dug into some of the most depressing traits of humanity, but also some of the most empowering and uplifting. Humanity’s […]

Why I won’t be picketing Fred Phelps funeral

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, is dead. Almost the first question out of people’s mouths has been “I wonder if people will picket his funeral.” And understandably so. The Westboro Baptist Church has become infamous for picketing the funerals of soldiers and victims of disasters, among others. Adding fuel to an already […]

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