Religious Belief and Charity

One of the things that comes up a lot around this time of year is that the religious are far more generous and charitable than the non-religious.  But that’s just not the case.  And it’s simply wrong because of the way that studies consider charitable giving.  In fact, they consider giving to a church to […]






Anti-Intellectual Religion

If you have any significant discussions with the religious, one thing that will smack you in the face is the anti-intellectual nature of religion.  It doesn’t matter if the theist is the most evangelical or the most liberal, they not only don’t care about the intellect, they actively campaign against it when it comes to […]






Religious Belief vs. Business

A lot of hardcore Christians seem to think that if they operate a business, they get to impose their personal religious beliefs on that business and that business can simply act as an extension of themselves, such that they don’t have to cater to anyone they don’t personally like.  These people are idiots. The reality […]






Nothing Worth Talking About

Recently, I was bored so I decided to stop in over at one of my old stomping grounds, the Debating Christianity & Religion forums.  Now I had walked away from it a while back because very little ever happened there, you really never got any decent debates and most people there on the religious side […]






Liberals and Personal Responsibility

I got asked this question recently, how do I know that liberals reject the idea of personal responsibility, since I make that claim so often.  And my answer is simple.  Look at the social programs that liberals support, programs that simply cannot exist if personal responsibility does. So what do I mean by personal responsibility?  […]






NASA: Dreamers vs. Pragmatics

It’s funny to watch the left scream about Trump, claiming that he will destroy NASA and bring down science to please his religious overlords.  Of course, the fact that Trump has already said that he wants to increase funding to NASA doesn’t seem to make a difference to them, they just know what he’s going […]






Everyone Isn’t Like Me

I can’t tell you how sick I am of hearing this, but when I end up in a discussion about personal responsibility and I bring up the fact that I can and do live within my means, that I do make responsible decisions and that I do all of the things that my personal philosophy […]






Excuses Excuses

This has been a long-running problem for me and I just don’t get it at all.  But on the radio this morning, there was a call from a woman who underwent some kind of personal tragedy and she thought that was a good reason to get away without paying her mortgage.  Um… no. See, when […]






Never Tell Me The Odds

It’s that time again, time to look at the stupidity of accommodationists and the idiocy of their emotional positions.  This time, we started having a debate over whether or not gods are likely to exist in the real world.  That is, of course, after he kept accusing me of believing that no gods were real, […]






The Libertarian Lunacy Returns

While there’s a lot of drama going on with the Trump victory and the whiny, crying Clinton supporters, there’s one more thing that nobody should be surprised at, the complete and utter failure of the Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.  Anyone with half a clue knew that he’d lose and by a ridiculous margin, but you […]






Mental Health & the Cops

Some people have ridiculously unrealistic expectations.  In a recent case where the police fatally shot a mentally ill black man who took up a shooting position against them, we now have the idiots on the left screaming that, in addition to enforcing the law, cops ought to be mental health professionals too. Because that makes […]






Unsupported Liberal Claims of Racism

Liberals and the regressive left spend a lot of time claiming that there is institutional racism out there, but can never actually present any evidence to back it up.  Oh, they throw around a ton of claims and anecdotal evidence showing that blacks generally perform worse than whites, but they can never make the demonstrable […]






Replacing Religion

Not long ago, Jack over on Atheist Revolution wrote a post on replacing religion.  It’s an interesting question, but one that I’ve never really felt necessary.  It’s like saying “what other cancer would you like to replace your lung cancer with?”  Well, none, of course.  That doesn’t mean that we can’t have some kind of […]






Why Third Parties Fail

I see a lot of people complaining about the two-party system in America, saying that it’s failed the American people and we ought to have more parties.  They forget that we have a ton of third parties, those parties have simply failed to gain any significant backing.  While some people trot out the conspiracy thinking […]