Author: Doug

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September 9, 2005

So the question that comes to my mind is – Why are we praying AFTER the event? Logic would dictate that if we want to save the victim’s soul then we should pray for them before the storm hit. In context, elected officials pull out the prayer card as way of soothing people. Sins or God really are not part of the reason they do it.

August 31, 2005

Reading various religious right and other political conservative writings on the issue of the “religion of secularism” one would get the idea that there is a “religion of secularism” and that it is trying to corrupt “our children” and “our values”. Evolution, sex education, abortion and everything else against their beliefs is seen as the creed of the “religion of secularism”.

Being that this website is called the Secular Left, you can be sure that the religious right is wrong on all accounts. But don’t take my word for it, let the evidence back me up.

August 20, 2005
August 10, 2005

There is one case that is has been in the courts since 1989, where several decisions have been made, and one of the parties has pulled every legal trick in the book to keep from having to abide by the court’s decision.

It is the case of the Easter Cross atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego California.

August 6, 2005

I enjoy watching or reading a believer when they “get it” about religion and its place in society. They understand the importance of reason and logic in explaining our world. It doesn’t force them to change their religious beliefs but helps to balance that belief with the real world.

August 3, 2005

Kellmeyer pieces together historical items to concluded that Secular Humanism and Islam abuses women. He makes a classic argument of guilt by association when in fact it is a straw man for Kellmeyer to knock down. Equating Secular Humanism and Islam is bad enough (because they aren’t even in the same neighborhood) but then Kellmeyer warps history to prove his “point”.