Book Review: The Greatest Show on Earth (by Richard Dawkins)

the_greatest_show_on_earth.jpgBy Ryan Sutter

I was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and therefore a creationist. I qualified as one of the “history-deniers” that Professor Dawkins describes in his latest book The Greatest Show on Earth.  I believed that human beings were created 6,000 years ago and that evolution was a lie. I had never looked deeply into the matter. I trusted my parents and my religion. The creationist literature they indoctrinated me with was very convincing to me when I was twelve.

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Celebrating Biblical Scripture

By Eric Jayne

Nearly all Christians have a few favorite bible verses that they find to be deeply inspiring. The texts from many of these verses have been stamped on aesthetic snapshots depicting a variety of scenic natural landscapes. Having observed several such pictures on display in neighboring office cubicles at work, I came to find it very curious that the recurring maniacal proclivities that dominate the bible (genocide, slavery, womanly submission, capricious rules, etc.) are not represented.

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The Sunny Skeptic: CD Review - Here Comes Science

here_comes_science.jpgBy Crystal Dervetski

They Might Be Giants (TMBG) just released their newest addition to their already amazing catalog of children's albums. But before you relegate this one to the kids, it's really important that you take a listen. John Flansburgh and John Linnell have once again achieved new musical heights, and have created a children's CD that is wonderful for adults to listen to as well. Moments in the CD will make young and old absolutely giddy with delight.

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Jesus of the Old Testament

By Matthew Richardson

The other day I was reading an article written by a gay expert on religion. He said that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality. Well, of course, that's completely untrue.  Jesus thoroughly condemned homosexuality in Leviticus and in various books in the New Testament.

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Prayer Cancellation

vic_head_small.jpgBy Victor Tanner

The ever increasing diversity of religious faith in America can cause quite of bit of turmoil amongst their followers. As it turns out, these differences might be more dangerous than previously thought. As America's religious landscape becomes more and more diverse, there is a very real danger that conflicting prayers offered to different gods may phase cancel each other out in much the same way that noise silencing systems work, rendering the prayers useless.

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