Religion

Why Organized Religion Turns Me Off

Why Organized Religion Turns Me Off

People aren’t leaving religion, religion is leaving people. I was raised by a single mom, and neither one of my parents were religious. When I was nine, I spent the summer with my Catholic grandmother, and on Sundays we’d go to church together. Because I was nine and wasn’t raised by religious parents, church didn’t […]

My Self-Professed Christian Friend Is a ‘Pro-Life’ Hypocrite

My Self-Professed Christian Friend Is a ‘Pro-Life’ Hypocrite

Under the right set of circumstances, many evangelicals become full-fledged hypocrites Several years ago, I was friends with a woman who identified as a born-again Christian. Eventually I moved to another part of the state, and while we still keep in touch, our connection is not as close as it used to be. I never expected […]

Could This Be The Beginning Of The End Of ISIS?

Could This Be The Beginning Of The End Of ISIS?

A massive anti-extremism movement is underway in Indonesia. Indonesia is home to the largest Muslim population in the world, comprising an estimated 205 million practitioners of the faith. It is there that we may finally see the beginning of the end of ISIS. There have been Muslims around the world who have spoken out against the Islamic […]

Priest Says He Can ‘Understand’ Pedophilia – But Says Homosexuality Is Sick

Priest Says He Can ‘Understand’ Pedophilia – But Says Homosexuality Is Sick

Don Gino Flaim, 75, of the diocese of Trento in Northern Italy, has been removed from his position and banned from preaching since his comments were aired on Italian television on Tuesday. Not only did he say he could understand how a Catholic priest could be a pedophile, he actually blamed the children – the […]

George Takei Reminds Kim Davis – Bigotry Is Not Protected Speech

George Takei Reminds Kim Davis – Bigotry Is Not Protected Speech

George Takei wrote an opinion piece in The Daily Beast about Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail because she ignored the Constitution and refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis and her martyr fans are complaining she was sent to jail because of her religious beliefs. They’re singing the “We’re […]

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