Monthly Archives: January 2014

Religion and the Heroin Connection

“My feelings on religion are starting to morph. I’m still very much an atheist, except that I don’t necessarily see religion as being a bad thing. . . . I’m almost saying certain people do better with religion, the way that certain rock stars do better if they’re shooting heroin.”

—Patton Oswalt, comedian, writer, freethinker


Christianity for Everyone?

“The merits and services of Christianity have been industriously extolled by its hired advocates. Every Sunday its praises are sounded from myriads of pulpits. It enjoys the prestige of an ancient establishment and the comprehensive support of the State. It has the ear of rulers and the control of education. Every generation is suborned in its favor. Those who dissent from it are losers, those who oppose it are ostracised; while in the past, for century after century, it has replied to criticism with imprisonment, and to scepticism with the dungeon and the stake. By such means it has induced a general tendency to allow its pretensions without inquiry and its beneficence without proof.”

—Joseph Mazzini Wheeler, author, editor, and freethinker in his “Crimes of Christianity,” (1895) with G.W. Foote.

Kurt Vonnegut Quote

“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons…All they do is show you’ve been to college.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Religious Luck

10390497_10202319061683975_394795106438037197_nWhere does religion come from? If not from God, as most religions seem to think of other religions as wrong and not from God, then it is from the people. Or, unless you deem yourself fortunate enough to be born in the right place and to the right people to have the right religion that God designed just for you. Wow! What unbelievable luck to be born to the right people and the right religion at the right time and in the right country. Can you believe it? Seems a bit far-fetched don’t you agree?

The Do’s and Don’ts About Prayer