Month: December 2013


Do You Pray Naturally?


Prayer is Supernatural The last book Bonhoeffer published in his lifetime was “The Prayerbook of the Bible.”  He writes this book while in prison for his participation in a plot to kill Hitler, and the subject of the book is the Psalms.  Remember, the Psalms of the Old Testament are...

Jesus, Zeus, Thor and the Kraken


One more thing about the Bill Maher video. Consider this my Christmas post. In the video, Maher equates faith in Jesus Christ with belief in Zeus, Thor and the Kraken and all the other "stuff that is not evidenced based." I love it when he gives us the circumstances by...

Is Atheism a Religion?


Bill Maher sure doesn't like it when religious people say that atheism is a religion. In one sense, Maher is right; atheism is not a religion.  Atheism doesn't have any explicit rituals or holy texts, nor does it believe in a deity.  When Maher restricts his  definition of religion to...

Progressive Liberal Optimism


Eddie Izzard's show is hysterical and historical.  His latest show, "Force Majeure," gets a lot of laughs at the expense of the Religious and the Nazis. When it comes to religion, he's not as bad as many in the popular media.  He's not nearly as bitter so there's more comedy than...