Church-State Separation · Criticism of Religion

Obergefell

Yesterday social media exploded with the news that the Supreme Court had finally rendered a decision as to marriage equality: It is now the law of the land. As you probably can guess by now, I supported this decision, so this is good news to me. I have a gay cousin and a gay brother-in-law,… Continue reading Obergefell

Church-State Separation · Criticism of Religion

Thoughts on reading “Galileo’s Daughter”

While pretending to be an Aflac agent recently, I found myself in a bookstore. One of the books I picked up was “Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love.” I finally got to read it this week. I’ve been wanting this book for a while, ever since I heard the author, Dava… Continue reading Thoughts on reading “Galileo’s Daughter”

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The intrusion of religion

It’s amazing. You’re just going along, having an ordinary day, minding your own business, when Bam! Somebody decides to insert religion where it doesn’t belong. The lady I work with asked me today if I was interested in selling jewelry. She had a brochure in her car, she said. Sure, I said, I’ll take a… Continue reading The intrusion of religion

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Tolerance and freedom of speech

My husband and I have a subscription to Free Inquiry. Unfortunately, I’m behind in my reading because apparently I’d rather waste time on Facebook than read. But my job is giving me the chance to catch up (in between answering the phone), so yesterday I grabbed the closest issue I could find, which just happened… Continue reading Tolerance and freedom of speech

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The difference between Isis and the Islamic State

I work as a temp. At my job site I got a question about a bumper sticker I have on my car. This guy doesn’t know me – in fact, I don’t even know his name yet (only been at the job site five days now, and people come and go, and I’m not really… Continue reading The difference between Isis and the Islamic State