Remember like a month ago when I announced that SecularVoices was moving to FreethoughtBlogs? Well, I hope you didn't get too comfortable there. We're Patheos-bound!
I wouldn't count on politicians pandering to secularists any time soon.
Personally I believe the Bible has literary value. It shows us how people lived thousands of years ago. It is of historical value. A problem arises when the book is taken literally and as the actual word of God. I personally doubt the miracles that are mentioned in the Bible for many reasons. It is …
And of course, the creationists showed up to antagonize us. Ken Ham sent Ark Encounter interns. Eric Hovind brought his crew of minions from his creationism ministry whose sole purpose was to engage us in debates disguised as "conversations."
Translation: by "safety concerns" we mean anyone not cisgender is icky and we don't want them anywhere near us, so if you stick up for them, we're not shopping at your store.
Those words do not mean what he thinks they mean.
In the United States we enjoy the “freedom of religion.” This freedom to believe whatever one wants to about divine beings, or to not believe at all, is an essential part of our secular democracy. But many religious people have a hard time keeping their religion to themselves. They do and say things in the …
Our judicial laws are separate from biblical and religious laws for good reason.
Shanon and I like to talk in public about the things we do, the same as anyone else... We try to be as open about it as anyone else is about their faith/church life.
Science is not trying to indoctrinate us, but just simply to improve our lives, as opposed to religion which has a long history of trying to dominate and dictate all aspects of people's lives based on misinformation.