Tag Archives: secularism

What’s wrong with Christian films

I confess that I had God’s Not Dead here this weekend but I didn’t watch it. I’ll borrow it again at some point, I promise. I’ve been on a Community kick lately and opted to watch that instead. I was … Continue reading

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Kids raised without religion have easier time with fact vs fiction

A couple studies were done recently to check how believable 5 and 6 year olds find stories that stretch the imagination. In two studies, 5- and 6-year-old children were questioned about the status of the protagonist embedded in three different … Continue reading

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Old news: Judge orders school district to apologize to agnostics

I was off blogging for a while and not really in the mood to keep up with what others found to write about, either. If you know of anything that’s gone on in the past few months that you think … Continue reading

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Montana Jesus statue “days away” from answers

Answers to what? Questions about the rightness of having religious iconography on federal land. The painted concrete statue has been a feature at Whitefish Mountain Resort for decades but recently the Freedom from Religion Foundation pointed out the Christian nature … Continue reading

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“That mountain was Jesus-free for all but a few years of its natural history.”

I ran across more about yesterday’s Jesus statue story. Turns out the Freedom From Religion Foundation contacted the U.S. Forest Service regarding the religious-themed statue on government property. Does making a fuss about statues and property make FFRF seem petty, … Continue reading

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“Get hungry for God!” — sounds like a new diet regime

Alas, not the case. It’s just another born-again celebrity claiming Jesus has healed everything she thought was wrong with her so that means Jesus can heal you, too. One size fits all salvation. The celeb in question is Danniella Westbrook, … Continue reading

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I’d rather be a “Flying Spaghetti Monster Slapper”

Via a blogger at the New York Times I learn a new phrase: Fish Slapper. It’s used to describe those who use religion in their advertising of products and services. The inevitable question gets asked: do they invoke religious iconography … Continue reading

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Sandra Beardsall, feminism and the church: Freethinker meeting part 4

On Sunday morning, the Saskatoon Freethinkers had a terrific meeting and this is my fourth post describing what Pastor Sandra Beardsall had to say about the history of the church and women within it. Parts one, two and three are … Continue reading

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Sandra Beardsall, feminism and the church: Freethinker meeting part 2

Last post has part one of this. Yesterday the Saskatoon Freethinkers met for their monthly get-together and this time around we’d invited Pastor Sandra Beardsall to talk to us about, well, feminism and its history in a church setting. The … Continue reading

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I wouldn’t want to sit through a god-filled valedictorian speech

But telling the kid he can’t even mention how his beliefs and faith got him to that moment in his life? Do I agree with that? Soon to see. I found the story in the Daily Mail. Kyle Gearwar gave … Continue reading

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