Fighting Indoctrination with… Indoctrination?!

Recently, my friend Bruce Gerencser posted an article via FAIR, which is an organisation for Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting. FAIR’s post makes for a fascinating read, and quite pertinent to recent discussions I’ve been having. For a frame of reference here, I’d recommend The Parasitic Religious Right, The Dividing Line, The Dividing Line P2, […]

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The Dividing Line, P3

Loosely inspired by conversations with Citizen Tom, and building on previous posts here, here and here, let’s ask some questions, and attempt to provide answers. A very good starting point would be this comment of mine over at Tom’s site, and his response: What would you suggest as a replacement (to federally-funded education)? A for-profit […]

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The Dividing Line, P2

Following on from this post, this post, and this post by Bruce Gerencser, and factoring in a post of Citizen Tom’s I thought I’d continue this little series. Bruce’s post framed the topic of public money around education, which is a good point to follow up. Some people – usually from the religious right – […]

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The Dividing Line

Recently, Citizen Tom wrote a post decrying democratic socialism. Leaving aside serious questions around whether or not the Democrats of the US political system are truly socialists (or even whether they have serious socialist leanings, something that is highly debateable), his post serves as the foundation for some interesting discussion points. Democratic Socialism As defined […]

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Why Can’t Evangelicals Speak the Truth About Trump?

That is the question asked by my friend Bruce Gerencser, and it is certainly an interesting question. What is it about Trump that turns many an Evangelical (who so often proclaim themselves to be bastions of truth) into unrepentant liars? Consider how much they turn a blind eye to Trump’s inciteful behaviour over the Jan […]

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Moral Law

I recently got into a brief discussion with Citizen Tom about moral law. Tom then wrote a post about ignorance of the moral law, which got me wondering. Is there one true moral law, or is this a more fluid situation, dependent upon varying religious and cultural circumstances? Tom quoted Merriam-Webster regarding moral law, which […]

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Domestic Violence (Content Warning)

This is a sensitive subject. Domestic violence is a scourge of society, arguably responsible for a lot of the violence directed towards women. Yes, domestic violence affects men too, but it affects women more; on average, 30 men are killed due to domestic violence each year in the UK – 102 women lose their lives […]

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Justified Punishment… Or Callous Murder?

Following on from pondering the question of why people choose not to believe, or as Mr Roland Earnst puts it, Why do People Choose Atheism, and considering the thoughts of InsanityBytes (who frames her opinions in a thoughtful and considerate manner), I thought I would delve deeper into the subject. One of the issues that […]

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Why Choose not to Believe?

The question ‘why do people choose atheism?’ was put forward by Does God Exist Today?, and I thought it may be an interesting post to address. The post, written by one Robert Earnst, offers some interesting material to discuss. I think it is safe to say that some choose atheism because they don’t want to follow […]

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