Religion

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 […]

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 […]

An Atheist Christmas Poem

I first published this last year.  During 2012 lots of people looked for it on the web, so I decided to publish it again.  I did not create this I don’t know who did. (found this on the web) As we battle our way through the line at the store And think to ourselves “there […]

The Sacred Gun

Throughout history many gods were born at the time of the Winter Solstice.  Naturally, there was Jesus — the centerpiece of Christian mythology. There was also Mithras who had 12 followers and was resurrected after suffering a painful death.  There was Odin (Norse), there was Horus (Egyptian), and the list goes on.  These fellows were, […]

Gay Marriage

I voted to allow gay marriage in Maryland — as did the majority of Marylanders, But all along, I felt that something was wrong with this.  One thing that I am very sure of is that it is wonderful when two people think so much of each other that they want to assume mutual legal […]

Israel and the United Nations

As of today, Palestine is now recognized a “non-member observer state” in the United Nations.  The Israelis as well as the Americans have said, it won’t solve anything.  Well, I am not so sure.  It may not solve anything by itself, but it does show progress for the Palestinians.  That is very important. It shows […]

Hamas and the IDF

Hamas, has lately been bombarding Israel with a new type of missile.  For years they have been firing short range missiles into Israeli border towns and, of course, Israel would retaliate.  The missiles weren’t very effective because they were very inaccurate and had a short range.  They generally landed in unpopulated desert areas.  When it […]