Chronicling the follies of religion and superstition, the virtues of skepticism, and the wonders of the real (natural) universe as revealed by science. Plus other interesting and educational stuff.
"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."
“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.
“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”
The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.
I’m just signal boosting this to my Floridian followers. Amendment 8 seems to be attempting to find a back door to allow public funds to be used to support religious institutions. It seems to be pushing for the “religious freedom” to violate separation of church and state.
The proposed measure would prevent individuals from being barred from participating in public programs if they choose to use public funds at a religious provider. Essentially, the measure moves to repeal the state’s ban of public dollars for religious funding, also known as the “Blaine Amendment.”
The measure requires 60 percent voter approval for adoption.
I’m surprised by the boldness of the bullshit here, and I’m also surprised that this made it even as far as being put on the ballot. I also would certainly hope that it would be struck down as against the U.S. Constitution even if the thing does manage to get passed.
Still, it would save a lot of money and time if this piece of shit gets struck down by the voters.