Category Archives: Toxic faith

Focus on the familily is a political organization masquerading as a relgious organization

Before you write off Focus on the Family as some sort of fringe group, you have to understand that this fringe group has achieved main stream acceptance around the world and they have vast media resources that constantly pump out … Continue reading

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Children in fundamentalist families are often regarded as little adults

http://www.markfulton.org/the-psychological-effects-of-christianity Children and the Burden of Shame Children in fundamentalist families are often regarded as little adults, with the same sinful tendencies and the same need to be “saved.” Consequently, there may be little or no realization that a growing … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden did the world a huge service

Throughout history organized religion has been co-opted by truly warped power mad men who left destruction and horror in their wake. Osama Bin Laden and his crazed Islamic followers were such men. In a way we have him to thank … Continue reading

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i-am-a-post-mormon – Dustin Patzer speaks about leaving the LDS

Justin found his way out of the LDS trap. The steps he took will work just as well to spring the trap of Catholicism, Pentacostalism, or any of the other thousands of sects. The first step is to listen to … Continue reading

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How Idiot America got that way

Image by permanently scatterbrained via Flickr atheism.about.com/b/2009/09/02/faith-religion-make-conservative-republicans-impervious-to-facts-reality.htm … increasingly frenzied claims have become so detached from reality that they often seem like black comedy. The right-wing magazine US Investors’ Daily claimed that if Stephen Hawking had been British, he would … Continue reading

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A Q&A with Charles P. Pierce, author of Idiot America

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Question: What inspired, or should I say drove, you to write Idiot America? Charles P. Pierce: The germ of the idea came as I watched the extended coverage of the death of Terri Schiavo. … Continue reading

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Liars for Jesus

Image by George Eastman House via Flickr http://www.amazon.com/review/product/1419644386/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?_encoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 February 18, 2008 Amazon.com reviewer: Steven L. Roberts (Madison, WI) Liars for Jesus by Chris Rodda is one of the best written and most important books about contemporary American politics that I … Continue reading

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The Essential Role of an Enlightened Witness in Society

The Essential Role of an Enlightened Witness in Society by Alice Miller, Ph.D. Since adolescence I have always wondered why people take pleasure in humiliating others. Clearly the fact that some people are sensitive to the suffering of others proves … Continue reading

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The Root of All Evil

Image via Wikipedia In The Virus of Faith, Dawkins opines that the moral framework of religions is warped, and argues against the religious indoctrination of children. The title of this episode comes from The Selfish Gene, in which Dawkins discussed … Continue reading

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Richard says: The connection between religion and child abuse

Image by Getty Images via Daylife You actually believe that don’t you? Wow, now it seems as though the whole history of the human race is a sad tale of permanently damaged children. I don’t know how you sleep at … Continue reading

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