There are two kinds of people: those who lie only when the occasion calls for it, and those who tell the truth only when it suits their purposes. Those who always tell the truth, no matter what, because that wins them the favor of a god, or their mother, or whatever, are in the latter … Continue reading Honesty


Is This for Real?

You may ask, "What is the difference between Real World Religion and, say, Pastafarianism?" The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster originated in 2005, with an open letter by Bobby Henderson to protest the Kansas State Board of Education decision to permit public schools to teach "intelligent design" alongside evolution. It has quickly evolved into … Continue reading Is This for Real?

False Faith and Real Religion

I love questions like this. They lead into great dialogues. Question: Why do I trash religion? Answer: I don't do anything of the kind. I like religion. I hate blind faith, and that's what I oppose. Okay, fine, but religion is bound up with faith. They are inseparable, so... Question: Why waste your time on … Continue reading False Faith and Real Religion