Iceland to Build First Modern Temple to Norse Gods

In the “more evidence that people want all the trappings of religion without God” column, Iceland is set to build the first modern temple to Norse gods, without any real belief in Norse gods, of course: Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island’s first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a Read more […]

Anti-Faith Center for Inquiry Fights for “Safe and Secular” Healthcare

According to the Center for Inquiry, good health care is beset by ignorance—the ignorance of faith and the ignorance of the anti-scientific (with apparently a great deal of overlap): 1. The imposition of religious dogma on health care, resulting in limited access to and even the denial of medical services; 2. The shameless marketing of sham remedies, sold as “natural” or “traditional” cures, often accompanied by the rejection of scientifically proven treatments. According to the website Read more […]

George Stephanopoulos Uses The Pope As A Weapon Against Paul Ryan

In a recent interview with liberal George Stephanopoulos, Paul Ryan was asked the following: “You don’t think [the] Pope would endorse your budget, do you?” This comes after several comments made by the Pope about income inequality, and capitalism that sparked some fire among conservatives. Ryan, of course, dodged the question, offering that “the Pope doesn’t endorse budgets.” I used to like Paul Ryan a lot. I believed him to be the epitome of conservatism. Since the loss of the 2012 Read more […]

Caesar’s Schools Turning Kids into Good Little Romans (And Why it Can’t be Otherwise)

My job took me inside the local public Middle School, where I saw a large sign in a hallway, emblazoned with the slogan, “When You Believe in Yourself, Nothing is Impossible.” As I thought about it the rest of the day, it occurred to me that this is a classic example of how and why “religious neutrality” or pure secularism is impossible. Even a blathering, non-offensive piece of self-esteem propaganda like this shows why the idea of banishing religion from the public school system is a Read more […]

Obamacare Threatens Charitable Hospitals

From Dr. Jerry Newcombe: It’s a good thing our current administration wasn’t around in the 4th century when St. Basil of Caesarea invented what writer George Grant calls “the first non-ambulatory hospital” in history, i.e., a medical facility with beds. Pouring forth the love of Jesus Christ, the good saint who lived in the Mediterranean port city northwest of Jerusalem is credited with this humanitarian development of the institution of the hospital. Roberto Margotta, author of “The Story Read more […]

A Merry Christmas To The Wagers Of The Christmas War That They Insist Doesn’t Exist

Is the so-called War on Christmas real, or just a bogeyman fabricated by conservatives with overly acute senses of victimhood? Well, tell a liberal “merry Christmas” and you’ll get your answer. To the school in Pennsylvania that prohibited fourth-graders from handing out Christmas cards, merry Christmas. To the school in Massachusetts that permitted students to make Christmas cards as long as there was no nativity scene depicted on them, merry Christmas. To another Massachusetts that Read more […]

Secularist Cries Over “Fanatical Religiosity” In Military

Sometimes I forget just how backwards a time we live in. I, as well as much of the country, share certain values and beliefs that I see as completely rational and logical. Then I read the news. After reading my daily dose of political muck, I feel like I’ve chased a white rabbit into Wonderland. Up is down; black is white; left is right; and stupid is smart. Well, after reading the news today, I once again feel the wonder. According to Michael Hill, of the Associated press, a cadet at West Read more […]