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The fact that religions can be so shamelessly dishonest, so contemptuous of the intelligence of their adherents, and still flourish does not speak very well for the tough-mindedness of the believers. But it does indicate, if a demonstration were needed, that near the core of the religious experience is something remarkably resistant to rational inquiry. Carl Sagan

The Demise of the Republican Party

You can always hope people have more sense, but they don’t. If you warn them the economy is going to crash, and the United States is going to go bankrupt, most, especially Democrats, say in whose lifetime. Right now politics is all about what’s in it for me. Obama is the guy giving away cell phones and food stamps. Are people really that shallow and stupid? With sixteen trillion in debt, when does anyone think we’ll start paying anything back? […]

Is God a Moron?

I quite often find myself at odds with the Christian faith, which in reality is a multiplicity of faith communities with no united viewpoint, which was pointed out by a colleague who I consider an authority. I’m quite sure that if I lived in the Middle East, I’d find myself at odds with the Muslim faith. In general, religions perceive an all-knowing God whose teachings must be followed. I’ve always had difficulty putting my convictions into illogical gibberish, and I […]