Category: religion

Pirsig on religion

“When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.  When many people suffer from a delusion if it is called Religion.”  Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

more great Dawkins

 “If somebody announces that it is part of his faith, the rest of society, whether of the same faith, or anotheher, or of non, is obliged, by ingrained custom, to ‘respect’ it without question …” (Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion, p306)

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Our gods


I’m being sued!

Damn those insurance companies!  (And I will, too!)  Calling hurricanes, tornadoes, and even floods ‘acts of god’!  Why, those self-serving schmucks!  It’s their job to provide a safety net against misfortune! So what am I gonna do?  It’s a lose-lose situation. I don’t show up, people will think I don’t exist.  They’ll stop believing in …

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I am Mary, Chris Wind

from Thus Saith Eve, by Chris Wind I am Mary mother of God. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now—it’s immortalized. I am indelibly identified by my relationship to a male: all of me has been denied, except that one part. And yet even that part has not been accorded full status: …

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Sex, like Religion / Religion, like Sex

What do Madonna, Prince, and Leonard Cohen have in common – with evangelists, ministers, and priests?  They all feed on the proximity of religion and sex. But, but, you stutter, don’t religions mostly prohibit sex, considering pretty much anything to do with the body to be distasteful or unclean or just plain immoral?  Well, yes.  …

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Our Christian Language

I hadn’t really thought about it until I saw ‘his word’ corrected to ‘His Word’ on a Writing Competency Test at a publicly-funded university. I can accept a capital on ‘God’ because the word is being used as a name, and names are generally capitalized.  (Though I do find it rather presumptuous to so appropriate …

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Why are women more religious, in belief and in practice, than men?

Why are women more religious, in belief and in practice, than men? 1.  Religious belief is more of an emotional thing than a cognitive thing.  (Consider the fact that merely thinking about religious beliefs is usually sufficient to reveal they’re unwarranted.)  And women are raised to be more emotional than cognitive; men are raised to …

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In Commemoration of the Holocaust

I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m not saying that, in any way, it was okay. But I’d like to point out that a devout Jew would’ve done, would do, the same thing to the Germans – if God told him to. ‘Oh but God would never command such a thing.’ Take a better look …

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