Archive for "Sep, 2009"

Atheism and Religious Beliefs Are NOT And Never Will Be On The Same Page

In some recent conversations, including the comment dialogue on my recent “tips for atheists” post, I have come face to face with what I call the “Stalemate” Meme. This is the argument believers make that points of view supporting religious belief have just as much merit as points of view supporting atheist worldviews. The implication, […]

Religion Doesn’t Determine What Homosexuality Is or Isn’t

Two stories on my radar today; both irritate me. First, the Catholic Church thinks that it’s reputation for molestation isn’t so bad comparatively, and more importantly, priests are pedophiles, they’re just homosexuals who like young men. You can just see the conversation when they came up with that. How can we make ourselves look better […]

So Why Am I Single???

Normally I don’t use this blog to promote my personal life, but this was just too good to let go. I don’t know why it should piss anybody off. That’s just catering to privilege. But anyways, we’ll forgive them for pandering. So then… So what’s the deal, gentlemen? Ha! Just kidding. There’s a whole lot […]

Best of My First 1500 Tweets

I can’t believe it hasn’t even been a full year since I plunged into the social networking deep end. I loved starting my blog and really having a creative outlet for my writing. Twitter was a different adventure, because it challenged my writing in very short form. I thought it would be fun (albeit a […]

Five (Whiny) Tips For Atheists I’ll Likely Ignore

Having just published my original venture into public atheistic discourse, I was reflecting a lot this weekend on how I first started writing about these issues. As I wrote in the Preface earlier today, the biggest challenge is finding ways to make points and share ideas so that people care to listen. Over at Pharyngula, […]

Religious Privilege Primer – 8 – Concluding Reflections

In Reaction to the Passing of Proposition 8: A Conversation of Privilege around Religion and Faith Zack Ford – November 8, 2008 Preface: Roots of ZFB Part 1 – Introduction: Reflections on Prop 8 Part 2 – What is Privilege? Part 3 – Christian Privilege Part 4 – Religious Privilege Part 5 – Atheism and […]

Religious Privilege Primer – 7 – Undeserved Respect

In Reaction to the Passing of Proposition 8: A Conversation of Privilege around Religion and Faith Zack Ford – November 8, 2008 Preface: Roots of ZFB Part 1 – Introduction: Reflections on Prop 8 Part 2 – What is Privilege? Part 3 – Christian Privilege Part 4 – Religious Privilege Part 5 – Atheism and […]

Religious Privilege Primer – 6 – Critical Thinking and Indoctrination

In Reaction to the Passing of Proposition 8: A Conversation of Privilege around Religion and Faith Zack Ford – November 8, 2008 Preface: Roots of ZFB Part 1 – Introduction: Reflections on Prop 8 Part 2 – What is Privilege? Part 3 – Christian Privilege Part 4 – Religious Privilege Part 5 – Atheism and […]

Religious Privilege Primer – 5 – Atheism and Privilege of Beliefs

In Reaction to the Passing of Proposition 8: A Conversation of Privilege around Religion and Faith Zack Ford – November 8, 2008 Preface: Roots of ZFB Part 1 – Introduction: Reflections on Prop 8 Part 2 – What is Privilege? Part 3 – Christian Privilege Part 4 – Religious Privilege Part 5 – Atheism and […]

Religious Privilege Primer – 4 – Religious Privilege

In Reaction to the Passing of Proposition 8: A Conversation of Privilege around Religion and Faith Zack Ford – November 8, 2008 Preface: Roots of ZFB Part 1 – Introduction: Reflections on Prop 8 Part 2 – What is Privilege? Part 3 – Christian Privilege Part 4 – Religious Privilege The second system of privilege […]