Following the tradition of good Christian mothers everywhere, my mother forced me to go to church when I was kid. I got out as soon as I was big enough to physically resist being dragged there. Years later I dug up a dusty box set of Mahalia Jackson recordings my father had ordered from Columbia House and realized I might have stuck around longer if the music I experienced in
Religion lies about women, an astute, thoughtful essay about religion’s influence on gender discrimination. [Religion] has got away for so long with the kind of lunatic word-games that allow death-by-torture to be presented as an act of love, and eternal torment in the flames of hell to be seen as a necessary act of justice, that we should perhaps not be surprised that it has also managed to dupe its
God Hates Japan. It’s not what it implies. Click the link. Donate. Now. (via Friendly Atheist)
Penn Jillette, of Penn and Teller fame, explains how he became an atheist and the effect the bible had on him. The video is from Big Think, where they have lots of cool videos on interesting subjects.
Putting faith in its place, a brilliant explanation of arguments used to justify faith as an excuse for religious belief: (via The Atheist Missionary)