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The Book Is the Problem

I haven’t posted lately, a little thing called “life” (manifest as job interviews, work, family stuff, and a friend’s bachelor party) got in the way. I’ll try to not let that happen again.

Anyways, this story caught my eye as I was sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room this morning. Apparently Dan Savage, the brains behind the It Gets Better Project and the definition of Santorum (Google at your own risk–it’s a few results down now), offended people when, while giving a speech to High School-age journalists, he pointed out that there is a bunch of homophobic bullshit (my paraphrase, but I’m not far off) in the Bible. This upset some in the audience, even leading many to walk out of the speech.

Were those comments hurtful? Definitely. Were they brash and disrespectful? Uh huh. Were they inappropriate? Definitely not. Continue reading

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Is an Atheist Movement Coming?

Over the past decade or so, the New Atheists, including the prolific “Four Horsemen”,  have made their non-belief, and their relentless assault on silly religious beliefs, a very public (and very loud) affair. High School students, and others, have subject themselves to harassment and vitriol in order to stand up for the Separation of Church and State. A little over a week ago, ~20,000 atheists gathered for the largest rally of nonbelievers in history. To many, it seems that there is an atheist movement, possibly similar in scope to the Gay Rights Movement or Civil Rights Movements, is on the horizon.

But is it really? Sadly, I’m not very optimistic.

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