Category Archives for Politics and Religion

What Ever Happened to Compassion?

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Enter any Christian church in the United States on a Sunday and you are likely to hear each of the verses highlighted in this article at some point throughout the year. Each verse extolls the teachings of Jesus Christ as found in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. Each verse speaks to the compassion […]

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Separation of Church and State

Guest post by M. D. Fisher “Wouldn’t it be great if our society lived by the Bible?” is a sentiment I have heard many times.  Every time I hear it I get riled up because it requires gross ignorance to make such a statement. Most of Europe from the fourth century until the sixteenth either […]

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When Will the US Have Its Own Cleopatra?

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Cleopatra, the most well-known but not the first female pharaoh, ruled Egypt 2000 years ago. The first woman ruler of Egypt may have been Sobekneferu who ruled 1800 years before Cleopatra. Moving closer to the present, there have been 59 countries who have had women leaders in the past fifty years according to a 2016 […]

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Women Doing Street Epistemology

Epistemology = “The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.” This week’s blog post is about Street Epistemology (SE). I interviewed three women who have learned about its methods and have engaged in conversations with people who hold religious […]

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Five Ways Religion Threatens our Future

Climate change I just finished listening to a fellow atheist, Bernie Dehler, debate Ken Hovind. Ken built a dinosaur theme park in Florida (he believes they were around when humans were). I was astounded to listen to his version of science. If you can’t observe it in a laboratory, it isn’t science. What? How about observing […]

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My First Reason Rally

Flying back to Portland, Oregon from the Reason Rally in Washington, D.C. gave me the time to reflect on what I and my traveling companions had experienced. We were a motley crew. Melanie was raised secular and only became interested in atheism lately given recent moves to restrict women’s reproductive rights. Robin is active in […]

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Politics in the Pulpit

  I urge you to sign and return the enclosed Petitions to Stop the Censorship of America’s Churches to your elected leaders in Congress, and send along with them a generous tax-deductible contribution to the ACLJ. This is a quote from a letter that I received in late February from the American Center for Law […]

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