A novel definition of religion, utilizing Hitchen’s Razor, which allows us to study various religions and groups of religions in a more analytic fashion.
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A court appointed officiant refused to officate a wedding between a couple because they did not believe in god. Is this a violation of the 14th amendment? The answer, at first, seems to be yes. However, the real answer is not as obvious.« Continue »
While this is not true in all cases, I have found that atheists often have a sense of pride in the idea that they have managed to eschew religion. Worse yet, sometimes people exhibit sheer hatred for religions in general. A quick search for “atheism religion” on Amazon.com shows how much vitriol surrounds the discussion of religion in regards to views by atheists. Yet, in many cases, atheists are indeed religious. While this seems like a contradiction, this seeming contradiction is the result of a weak understanding of religion and the concept of atheism.« Continue »
Alright, I won’t get into the aspects of what’s right and wrong or whose religion is correct or incorrect. I’ve done that enough already in some posts in other places. This blog itself is here to stay relatively neutral. There seems to be some confusing regarding the separation of government rule and religious doctrine. The following is a discussion of contraception and marriage rights.« Continue »