God

A quote by Garrison Keillor

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people […]

Sweet Cakes is No More

Sweet Cakes by Melissa, a bakery in Gresham, Oregon has shut their doors. Who?  Sweet Cakes made news last February by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.  Recently, they have decided to give up their store and bake cakes from their home.  They had the following note on the store door: […]

God in the Schools

The Reverend Adam Hamilton is a senior pastor of the United Methodist Church in Leawood, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, KS.  It is the largest United Methodist congregation in the United States.  He had some comments about “god in the schools”.  The following are excerpts from his blog.  The bolding is mine. Read on: […]

Reflections

It is hard not to think about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The papers say that the shooter, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adults. I guess that if you are counting bodies, that is what you get. However, he did irreparable damage to a lot more people than that. What […]

When Guns are Outlawed …

Inasmuch as what happened in Newtown, Aurora, Phoenix, Columbine, etc.,  I am reasonably sure that every politician knows that they have to convey the perception that they are doing something about this national sickness.  Most gun laws that have been passed in this country have been done to make us feel good AND to not […]

God, Huckabee, and Guns

Since 9/11 jihadist terrorists have only been able to kill 17 Americans in the US.  During the same time frame 88,000 Americans died in gun violence in the US. So, in case you are interested, you are 5,000 times more likely to be killed by one of your fellow citizens than by a buddy of […]

The Popemobile

An issue that is troubling me is the new Pope-mobile (left).  I, a non-believer, have always been willing to listen to people on the other side (religious people).  I am willing to let them tell me of all the proof that Jesus really existed and was the son of god, and I am more than […]