Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

Don’t mix me with them!

November 26, 2014

In these two videos [1,2], prominent non-believers [1] Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sam Harris reject the denomination “atheist” as not only inaccurately and/or misleadingly portraying their views on the (non) existence of God, but also, according to them, of little content or use, and even potentially pernicious.


Absence of evidence and evidence of absence

November 22, 2014

It has been a while since my last blog post (yes, I love euphemisms). I have not been writing for the simple reason that I ran out of things to say, a fate that I am told few, very few amateur bloggers escape. So, what am I doing here now?


Leave me alone, for the love of God

April 25, 2009

In a recent post, with the caustic style which makes her one of our favorite reads, Professor in Training (PiT) describes a taxi ride from hell (no pun intended) that she had in New Orleans. In a temporary lapse of judgment, PiT confessed to the driver that she has no religious faith. In response, the driver lashed out at her for the entire duration of the ride, deploring her lack of moral values, warning her of dire consequences and foretelling her eternal damnation, should she fail to repent and embrace God’s message immediately — pretty standard stuff, I would say.