30 January 2010

Step Five in Action.

Rechelle, from the "My Sister's Farmhouse" blog, has an excellent post regarding making amends for wrongs she had done in the name of her former religion. I'm not going to post excerpts because I think you should read the whole thing.  Its just a click away...

"Former Christian Apologizes for Being Such a Huge Shit Head Over the Years."  No, its not the Onion.

Think well,


10 January 2010

Free Speech Illegal in Ireland.

Happy New Year! Unless you're an atheist in Ireland.

As of Jan 1, there is a 25,000 Euro fine if one "publishes or utters matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion."

Now, evidently some people have the right not to be outraged or offended.

Personally, I get offended when told that Jesus died for my sins. The implication is that I have done something worthy of the death penalty and someone else (long ago?) paid the price. I am not OK with that. I take responsibilty for my own actions, thank you. I have done nothing that anyone should have to die for. Death is bad, mmKay?

Someone shouting about how Jesus saves is exercising freedom of speech and religious expression, but someone with the audacity to say that gods are fake is 'intolerant' and 'offensive.'

God is fake. No apologies. Blashpemy, as they say, is a victimless crime.

Think Well,