Saturday, January 24, 2009

the revealed truth of God

"We have nothing against freedom of religion. Everybody should be free to believe whatever they want, and no religion should get special treatment. But when it comes to the Bible, we aren't talking about religion. The Bible is the revealed truth of God." h/t - mt

Thursday, January 15, 2009

HHS Increases Doctors' Conscience Protection

...employees who refuse to participate in care that they find ethically, morally, or religiously objectionable.

So, if they find it objectionable to provide health care to an atheist, or member of another minority group, would they be covered by this law? I don't really know. But I'd like to.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tex us puh leeze

Texas School Board says (by way of discovery institute) ...students to examine the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories in order to strengthen students' critical thinking skills.

See, I am absolutely for the idea that students should strengthen their critical thinking skills. I know that I should strengthen mine as well, as far as that goes. And this is why I completely agree that students, especially those in Texas, should examine the strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories. Very few of us understand the degree of critical thinking that goes into proper scientific method, and if we did understand we would hopefully see things in a clearer light, one that can lead to true progress. So comparing something built on critical thinking, such as the current scientific body of work, against something that is not at all built on critical thinking, this might just strengthen America's future. And more importantly, the result of such an examination, leading to honed critical thinking skills for
the Texas student population that , would inexorably show the so called holy books for what they are, nothing other than myth and superstition. So given that, let's do battle in Texas.

Friday, January 2, 2009

goD in the Comics

I used to poke fun at BC for Johnny Hart's's blatant xtian ramblings. But they seem to have toned it down since Johnny hart passed on in 2007. For the last week or so we've had Jumpstart's little infants asking questions about gd. Today's was so funny because it implied that some god exists that actually has the power to dial a phone and call the police, clearly mistaking parents for a higher power. We had some godheads in Zippy last month as well. I wonder what other people feel about using comics in this way? For me, it clearly answers the question of the existence an imaginary creature that a large part of our culture has adopted and empowered to guide and control their lives. I just keep wondering what purpose it serves them?