"Just more of the creeping religiousness that is attempting to (1) make the USA a Xian theocracy, and (2) keep the voters fighting one another so they don't notice the uber rich grabbing even more power and wealth. Divide and conquer."
"There is another possibility. No other '[intelligent] species gets to the point of spacing faring on a scale that permits inter solar system travel. Evolutionary theory suggest that 'selfish' creatures do best in the…"
"While what you have posted is accurate I feel it does not go far enough. I would posit that the three Abraham derived religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) do essentially the same thing as the sects you mention. The only differences are the…"
"As long as 'parent' are entitled to inculcate their own views into their children, this will continue. Its one of the dangers I see with the move towards more and more private (voucher paid for - under guise that completion - free…"
"Yes, she mentions that she needs to connect with the suffering poor as a way of getting closer to g-d. This troubles me because it reflects a practice that uses other peoples' suffering to help one's own spiritual development -…"
"Yes, Neal, your post is great! - a very healthy approach. My typical reply is "best wishes to you, too." Fits your concept. What I really like about your approach is it cuts off any negative emotion related to…"