I believe Christie's legislation is the first of it's type passed in the U.S. I am sure many New Jersey teens are breathing a welcome sigh of relief. Conversion therapy needs to go on the dusty shelf right next to shock treatments.
I found this incredibly beautiful; a realistic love story, and a true appreciation of fleeting life:
By Ann Druyan, wife of Carl Sagan
When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me - it still sometimes happens - and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again.
Carl faced his death with unflagging…
Exodus International Ministry, the conservative institution which promoted the idea that orientation could be changed through a close relationship with God, 'therapy,' and sheer determination, announced Wednesday that it would be closing its doors. The institution, which has been open for more than forty years, declared its intentions to close on its website less than a day after releasing an apology to the LGBT community.
Here are some fascinating statements from the now…Continue
Let me say straight away, this is not the blog post I wanted to make as my first. However, I find myself in an unusual position.
Today, I went to the pub. While there I got talking to a lovely couple with two children about their gorgeous puppy bitch (that fell asleep in my arms). The conversation moved on to my family and to my father's (and my) atheism, my mother career as a nurse and my vast array of siblings. I also mentioned that one of my father's…Continue
In watching a few debates and documentaries concerning athiests such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins, I've found some of the athiest responses tend to miss the mark.
For example, there's the small clip of Richard Dawkins answering the question "What if you're wrong?" (link here). While he does make a valid point about your religion being a result of whatever culture and country you grew up in, one aspect…
This kid was from my old high school and he seems genuinely worried, so I was nice to him, but still...
[Welcome to theists in my facebook inbox - sigh]…Continue
This entry was originally posted at my personal blog: RagingRev.com where the original comments and the response from the pastor can still be seen. As a side note I think it is important to say that this pastor and I now regularly have lunch together and are developing a very good friendship built on mutual respect and understanding.