Fasting, Prayer and Alms-giving: My atheist take on the Catholic tradition

I really love the idea of Atheist Lent, which is described in much better words by Vlad Chituc over at Non-Prophet Status.  His follow-up post talks about the three intentions of Catholic Lent (fasting, prayer and alms-giving) and how that can be translated to a secular practice.  With that in mind, I'm going to attempt … Continue reading Fasting, Prayer and Alms-giving: My atheist take on the Catholic tradition

"As an atheist, I believe that there is no divine force that will save us. We are going to have to try to save ourselves. That means we’ll have to work together, in spite of our religious disagreements. Thus, my atheism moves me to care for and love my neighbors—it is not an excuse for … Continue reading

If Jesus is your guide, I don’t understand your vote for Romney

I struggle to understand why the most devout Christians tend to vote Republican*.  It's a bold statement coming from someone who uses the atheist label (albeit only for lack of something better) - and I am always reluctant to bring it up publicly.  I don't have the right.  I've had this conversation with a good friend, … Continue reading If Jesus is your guide, I don’t understand your vote for Romney

Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement: Opposing the Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

I just spent 15 minutes of my life searching the internet for any well-written, non-religious arguments opposing same-sex marriage.  That's 15 minutes of my life I've wasted and I'm never getting back. I am undoubtedly more passionate about the subject of marriage equality than I am about any other social or political issue.  I've been … Continue reading Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement: Opposing the Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage