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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Another Obvious Case Where State Must Trump Church: End Of Life Treatments

When, in 1992, my wife got the final bad news that her lung cancer would kill her, her MD came to our home and said,…

Stop Celebrating the Pope’s Views on Evolution and the Big Bang. They Make No Sense.

The Catholic Church is in a tough spot, straddling an equipoise between modern science and antiscientific medieval theology. When it jettisons the idea of the…

The Human Race: Tackling the Population Taboo

By the time you finish reading this article there will be an extra 1,200 human beings on the planet. If that doesn’t seem too bad,…

Joni Ernst: Repeal Obamacare And Cut Food Stamps And Force People To Rely On The Church For Help

During a Q&A session with reporters, Ernst called for repealing Obamacare, abolishing the Department of Education, and slashing food stamps.

The Inner Workings of the Apologist Mindset

What Reza Aslan is saying here is pretty extraordinary. He is asserting that sizeable percentages of Muslims around the world – many of whom have…

Catholic Archbishop: Ebola is punishment from God for homosexuality

Catholic Archbishop Lewis Zeigler of Monrovia, declared Ebola to be a punishment from God for the act of homosexuality.

Cardinal Burke: Gay couples shouldn’t be invited to family gatherings if children are present

Cardinal Burke says parents should not allow their children to have contact with gay people who engage in ‘wrong, evil’ relationships.

Can We Now Define Anti Atheism As Racism?

If the right to practice your feelings about the unknown is one we enthroned in our Constitution and that right is seriously impinged on...

Genes Will Survive Even If Most Humans Do Not

The likely destruction of huge numbers of humans and much of the precious environment in which they live will become the hallmark...

Population is out of control: Provide all women free of charge all reproductive services

Failing to provide family planning, we can with certainty expect the growing disruptions to spread globally as the 21st Century unfolds.