Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jesus saves . . . from what?

“From what” is not meant as a trivial or joking question. It is legitimate and serious. Just what is Jesus able and willing to save us from and why is that help needed? Christians are obsessed with the perfectly normal words … Continue reading

Posted in Religion's costs and foibles | Leave a comment


I’ve been pondering sin lately—not sinning, but sin—and how primitive and downright ridiculous the idea of sin is: besides leading to burdensome, unnecessary guilt, it impedes ethical progress of humanity. Sin is a religious notion. It’s part of various religions’ … Continue reading

Posted in Morality, Secular humanism | Leave a comment

Theists and a-theists

Perhaps the most significant disagreement among atheists these days concerns our range of attitudes toward liberal branches of religion. Although my thoughts about that apply to the liberal wings of all religions, I’ll focus here only on Christianity. In most … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism and other freethought | Leave a comment