Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Why We Must Not Be Silent

Yesterday, I came across an essay at the Richard Dawkins' Foundation website that I think sets out very well many of the reasons that it is a moral imperative for atheists to speak up.  Anything as powerful and influential as religion must be examined closely.

Here is a link to the article:  Sorry Liberal Christians, But Jesus Is Dead To Me.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I saw an article this morning that I wanted to share.  It concerns the cumulative effect of bullying on children.  As you might imagine, the more a child is bullied, the greater his mental and emotional problems.  The article doesn't concern religion directly, but, as we all know, religion is the excuse for a great deal of bullying.

The tendency to bully those who are different and the resulting long term harm to the victim is exactly why school prayer should not be allowed.  It is also exactly why the religious want school prayer.

Here is a link to the article:  Effects of bullying may add up in kids: study.

(I don't know why the editors chose to flout the conventions regarding capitalizing titles, but there it is.)