Madeline Neumann and Why Society Should Stop Insulating Religion From Rational Scrutiny

On Wednesday Marathon Country District Attorney Jill Falstad annouced that Dale and Leilani Neumann would each be charged with second-degree reckless homicide (maximum punishment: 25 years in prison) for their failure to seek medical attention for their ailing daughter – relying instead on prayer – who withered away and died of a treatable form of … Continue reading

American tax dollars are funding an Islamic school

The following has been cut and pasted from the Friendly Atheist: Charter schools, like public schools, receive government money and must therefore stay out of the religion debate. That is to say there should be no proselytizing in the classroom one way or the other. The schools must remain secular. Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) … Continue reading

Prayer: How to do nothing and still think you’re helping

This post is dedicated to every religionist who: Responds to hearing of hard times of others with prayer, rather than actually doing something or making a donation when such acts are well within their abilities, and still feels like they have made a meaningful moral act. One would not consider it a moral act to, upon hearing of … Continue reading

Is Brett Favre God?

The New and Improved Lord’s Prayer Our Favre, Who art in Lambeau, Hallowed be thine arm. The bowl will come, It will be won. In Phoenix as it is in Lambeau. And give us this Sunday, Our weekly win. And give us many touchdown passes. But do not let others pass against us. Lead us … Continue reading