Monthly Archive: January, 2014

how safe are our children?

The reality is that those who feel that children experience loss from not having a biological connection with one or both parents and who feel that men and women offer unique and complimentary… Continue reading

A return to the Politically-Correct Coffee Shop

Originally posted on A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion:
By Tom Quiner “Come on, Tom,  live dangerously. It won’t kill you to experience a little diversity.” My liberal friend, Libby, had…

is atheism inadequate to the human experience?

As for atheism, I think it can be internally coherent, but ultimately inadequate to the human experience; it always seems to end up crudely reducing the human person to a bag of meat.… Continue reading

lurking 8: morality is nonsense to an atheist

It’s not possible for atheists to rationally ground moral judgments objectively. You are merely expressing your personal opinions when you say that something is right or wrong. On your atheistic view, things like… Continue reading

lurking 7: how to tell a person of principle

Would you attend a gay marriage? What if you followed a religion with a holy rule book that doesn’t mention gay marriage? I can imagine the dilemma – flicking through the pages trying… Continue reading

going to the cinema

I finally got round to going to the cinema on Sunday, for the first time in about three years. There was no competition in terms of film choice – I’d read too many… Continue reading

a question for christians about abortion

I’ve noticed that most of the anti-abortion movement seems to be quite religiously inclined. Certainly the Catholic Church and other Christians from the United States seem to be the most vocal on this… Continue reading

Abstinence adversaries vent

Originally posted on A Heapin' Plate of Conservative Politics & Religion:
By Tom Quiner A reader took me to task for my post, “Abstinence vs. contraception:” “This is a perfect story to share,…

speculation and faith

I may not truly believe atheism is a religion, but I do think it has something in common with religious beliefs that we don’t readily admit. As an atheist, I don’t believe in… Continue reading

proof that atheism is a religion

It’s long been a bee in my bonnet that atheists deny we are part of unifying religion of non-belief in gods and other superstitious entities. At long last, proof has come in the… Continue reading