Like alcohol and driving, it’s hard to mix cultures

(Below is blog post. It contains naive ramblings and no great conclusions—and lots of mizpellings and grammatical errors.) Why is it hard to mix cultures?…What is a culture? A culture is a collection of people who share certain beliefs and values and, to...

Marcus Aurelius quote about the gods – misattributed

Though this quote appears to be misattributed to Marcus Aurelius, it offers a lot to think about. Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If...

Stephen Fry’s reply to God

I so identify with atheist Stephen Fry’s reply to the question: If you were to die and discover there is a God, how would you respond? Stephen pulls no punches and strikes directly at the thought in the back and forefront of everyone’s mind—Why all the...

Is the King James bible the word of God? Seriously?

After reading the history-based critique below, it’s hard to believe the King James version of the bible could possibly be the word of God. It’s this kind of historical tracing (which I first learned about in a Hellenistic Religions class in college) that...

What atheists need to ask the faithful ~ JT Eberhard

JT Eberhard is a persuasive young man. An atheist and advocate for freedom of thought, he speaks regularly about atheism and how to discuss religion and atheism with religious believers. During this talk, JT Eberhard asks a number of questions that hit home and trace...

Quote that gives me chills

Truly, this quote gives me chills…. “If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.” ~Phrase carved into concentration camp cell by a Jewish Prisoner Source ~...