Pesci's Blog – August 2010 Archive (4)

Atheist for Jesus

There is a new book out by author S.E. Cupp called Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity. The title of the book pretty much says it all - Ms. Cupp (What if her first name was Debbie and she didn't have a middle name - would that make her D. Cupp? Sorry, I had to ask) believes that the liberals are attacking Christianity.



I think we all know that Conservatives are much more likely to flaunt their religious beliefs than a Liberal might be. While you might think… Continue

Added by Pesci on August 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Memo to the self-help crowd (trying to save little old ladies from frauds)

Note: My mother-in-law asked me to copy some disks by the self-help guru/mystic/faith healer/supernatural freak Caroline Myss. I said that I would if I had a chance to present evidence for the other side (rational thought). This is the letter that was included in this little "care package". I also included a disk that contained three Penn and Teller episodes, some demonstrations on cold reading and various James Randi videos. The audience consists of several… Continue

Added by Pesci on August 11, 2010 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

Book Review - Jesus for the Non-Religious

My father-in-law is a former member of the clergy. He became a priest so that he could travel the world (mostly Asia) to help poor people. He did this for many years until he saw the the main goal of the church's effort was to expand the flock and the (distant) second goal was to help people.



Anyway, he still considers himself to be a Christian but he is sickened by the direction of modern religion. He knows that I am a non-theist and recommended "Jesus for the Non Religious". The… Continue

Added by Pesci on August 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — 15 Comments

Anne Rice - the Wanderer

You may have missed this but Anne Rice has quit Christianity. That's right - the famous author is supposedly done with the Church. What I found interesting in this article is not the title but what she said beyond the headline.



....said Wednesday that she refuses to be "anti-gay, anti-feminist, anti-science and anti-Democrat."



Politics aside, good for her. Welcome to humanism.



"For those who… Continue

Added by Pesci on August 4, 2010 at 2:23pm — 4 Comments

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