This They Believe

farside godThere Is No God, a thoughtful essay by Penn Jillette:

Believing there’s no God means I can’t really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That’s good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around.
Believing there is no God means the suffering I’ve seen in my family, and indeed all the suffering in the world, isn’t caused by an omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent force that isn’t bothered to help or is just testing us, but rather something we all may be able to help others with in the future.

It’s from a radio program called This I Believe, starting on CBC radio May 14.

(via Inside the CBC)

I Must Be Gay

back wigFrom Love God’s Way:

One of the most dangerous ways homosexuality invades family life is through popular music. Parents should keep careful watch over their children’s listening habits, especially in this Internet Age of MP3 piracy

Gotta love it. Their list includes Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, and Motorhead, among many others.

Bach wore a wig. I think that would meet their definition of “gay”. I should ask them to add that raving homosexual, too.

Christ almighty.