Category Archives: Atheism

Perverse rejoicing

With a provenance like the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” opinion series and a title like Thank God, American Churches Are Dying, you’d be justified in expecting a mix of self-conscious perversity and unhealthy, un-reflective antecedent bias. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Atheism, Damn rackets, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Free-range Christians, Orthopathos, Sundry flakes, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged

Religious tribalism

As a prefatory matter, I have long believed that one’s guiding philosophy is functionally religious. That has ramifications beyond what follows, but those are for another day. For now, think of it as “atheist Stephen Hawking had a religion of … Continue reading

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Tell me about the God you don’t believe in

[W]hat all the atheists, new and old, have in common is a mistaken notion of God, for to a person they construe God as one being among many, an item within the nexus of conditioned things. The roots of this … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Christianity generally, humanism, Nominalism and Realism, Protestantism

From my Twitter feed

You don’t need to believe in God to have good values individually. A society that shuns God is a different story. — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 13, 2017 I’m strongly inclined to agree with Shapiro on that. By analogy, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 11/9/17

Yesterday, crickets. Today, an explosion, and it’s a wrap by mid-morning! Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Anodynes & Nostrums, Asceticism, Atheism, conservatism, Health care, History, Identitarianism, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Poverty, progressivism, Scientism, Secularism, Sweetness'n'Light

Friday the 13th

Brief with little analysis as I’ve been occupied elsewhere. Continue reading

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Addendum, 8/11/17

Who ya’ gonna love? Corking Trump. Deposing Sundar Pichai. Human Guinea pigs, we is. Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Corporatism, Discrimination, Foreign Affairs, grievance mongering, Heckler's Veto, Journalism, Patriotic Correctness, Political correctness, Protestantism, Sexualia, Speech & Press, Uncategorized | Tagged

Potpourri 7/22/17

The Christian View of History Telling a “universal story” What makes “the net” un-neutral? The ground has shifted The protecting veil of progressivism A thoughtcrime Bill in Congress Three for three Sentimental nitwits

Posted in Atheism, Christianity generally, conservatism, Film, Health care, History, Internet, Islam, Legalia, Literature, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Sexualia, Speech & Press, Sundry flakes, Uncategorized

World Withering of Atheism

Atheism is shrinking. Seriously. (More) Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Atheism, Christendom, conservatism, Declinism, Family, liberalism, Political Matters, progressivism, Small is Beautiful

Tuesday 1/17/17

Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin redux Chronicling a mid-life religious crisis Real Civil Liberties don’t get no respect Trump the Twitter-Tweetin’ Fool Is Trump the Heir of Reagan — or of LBJ? Deracinated Donald The Trump Dossier Eh? Was that a … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Civil Religion, conservatism, Ecclesiology, Education, Evangelicalism, History, Jurassic Church, Justice, Legalia, liberalism, Naked Public Square, Political Matters, Religiopreneurs, Religious freedom, Sacramental Tapestry, Speech & Press, Transvaluation of Values