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SCOTUS Got It Wrong Again – Part 1


This past Monday, SCOTUS issued its ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, ruling 7-2 in favor of baker Jack Phillips against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Their ruling was based on the premise that the Civil Rights Commission did not … Continue reading

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Orlando


Yesterday morning, as I was getting ready to leave for Pittsburgh’s Pridefest where we have marched and had a booth every year, I got word from Victor about the tragedy in Orlando. Earlier as I was skimming the news headlines, … Continue reading

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Your Regrets Are Not Enough


The news broke this afternoon about the latest Catholic Church scandal, which took place right in the Steel City’s backyard.  There is documented evidence of the rampant abuse and cover-up in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls it “staggering abuse”.   The conservative … Continue reading

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How the moron virus is spread, part II


I have the distinct feeling that there are likely to be many more parts to this series.  It makes an ugly appearance almost every day in my local newspaper (I dare not even provide a link for fear that just … Continue reading

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The real history of religion


Stolen from Religion is Bullshit (with permission) and modified appropriately by yours truly. Visit them when you have a chance.  It’s a pretty nice site!  

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If Jesus Came to Us Today What if Jesus came to us today? How would we recognize him? Presuming for a moment that the Christian story were true, how were the crowds who came to hear Jesus preach supposed to … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne’s Storer Lecture on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion


On April 9, 2014, Dr. Jerry Coyne, one of our guest speakers at this year’s Atheist/Humanist convention in Pittsburgh gave an address at UC Davis as part of the Storer Lecture Series.  The 80 minute address was titled, Faith is … Continue reading

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Papal Traditions


As we all know, the leader of the Catholic Church, known by the rather self-aggrandizing title of Pope, has resigned effective 28 February 2013.   One can have good fun laughing at the incident as Cobert and Stewart did on Comedy … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Belief


Who would approve of something as absurd as the measures listed below in the creation of a national law while at the same time strenously maintaining that the primary objective of the law is to “build a society that harmoniously co-exists … Continue reading

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In God We Trust


I saw one of these in my neighborhood yesterday, and the plate frame prevented me from realizing it wasn’t a new kind of PA plate: Thank the gods it’s Indiana–so far. Does anyone have specific thoughts on these? I understand … Continue reading

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