Monthly Archive:: February 2007
The answer is apparently yes.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â I doubt it comes as any surprise to anyone that grew up as or with fundamentalists such as myself. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â However, I do find myself surprised that anyone would have to find out such a thing in a formal setting like the one in the study. We see
What is wrong with some Democrats?Ã‚Â Fox news is little more than a mouthpiece for the Republican Party and is perhaps singularly responsible for dumbing down of political discourse in America. Consider the slandering of Senator Obama by Fox News in recent weeks. Ã‚Â They’ve went after him for being the son of a Muslim
I grew up on ‘old country’, that is to say “songs by musicians generally despised by Tennessee music executives”. One of the despised was Johnny Cash and this is his song explaining why he was the Man in Black.
John McCain’s metamorphosis into a doing-anything-to-get-the-god-vote twit is complete with his recent disavowal of Roe vs. Wade. Minister Zille Huma Usman of Pakistan was murdered by an Islamic man for not covering her head. Haredi Jewish men are starting to publicly attack Jewish women for not obeying their dictates regarding the proper role of women.
This letter was written to the New Zealand Herald in protest to the labeling of New Zealand as a “Christian Nation”. If my resistance to deem New Zealand to be a Christian nation makes me a traitor, as Brian Tamaki suggests, take me to the Tower, or the New Zealand equivalent, for it would be
I found an interesting book via Debunking Christianity I thought I’d share. It’s called The Authoritarians by Bob Altemyers. As someone who was raised by and around fundamentalist Baptists, I’ve found all the chapters pretty fascinating – especially the fourth chapter as it deals with religious fundamentalists and what makes them tick. This chapter has
A recent survey by the University of Chicago concluded that 14 percent of doctors believe they have no obligation to tell patients about all available options and another 29 percent believe they are under no obligation to refer patients for treatments they find objectionable. As a woman, colour me unsurprised.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Though I am a
Did you know that many of the great African-American leaders of the 20th century were not religious and some such as W.E.B Dubois explicitly rejected the personal god of Christianity? I remember being quite shocked as if there’s one very persistant stereotype about African Americans it is that they’re extremely religious. Mike Estes of the
What?!? It makes just as much as sense as this: A leading Malaysian Muslim cleric has suggested that all women should be fitted with chastity belts as a deterrent to rape and incest, a news report said Friday. Abu Hassan Al-Hafiz, an influential cleric from the northeastern Terengganu state, said that women were most safe
One of the most common myths about America is that the people who founded it were dyed in the wool Christians. In truth, many of them were not. The most obvious of these non-Christians was Thomas Paine, the author of Common Sense. It was written in plain language (as were all of his works) and