Category Archives: Musings & Rants: Christianity

Buddha, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammed – Larger-than-life historic figures or largely legends? Part 2

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The origins and adaptations of every sect in human history are textbook examples of Darwinian theory in action. (See Part 1 of this series here.) We all know that gods don’t actually have to exist for religions to spring up … Continue reading

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Buddha, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammed – Larger-than-life historic figures or largely legends? Part 1

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We know less than you might think about the lives of Buddha, Abraham, Jesus, Muhammed, and most other religious “founders.” Author David Fitzgerald is a history buff whose primary fascination is the early history of religion. When he researched the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas? Maybe Leave the Manger in the Basement

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With so much to choose from, perhaps it’s time to pass over the sacrificial baby story. Like all solstice celebrations, Christmas brings light and warmth and beauty into the darkest time of the year. Christmastime offers us a smorgasbord of … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Freethought Matters Television with Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor

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Freethought Matters Television – Trusting Doubt (27 min video) Youtube, Freedom From Religion Foundation Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker interview Valerie Tarico about her journey out of Evangelical Christianity, how the Bible denigrates women, religious trauma, raising good kids … Continue reading

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False Euthanasia Story a Lesson in Outrage and Polarization

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On June 4, media outlets around the world repeated the false story that a 17-year-old Dutch teen had been legally euthanized. The headlines and stories were as sensational as the narrative allowed, usually along the lines of “Raped Dutch Girl … Continue reading

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