This is bible thumpers breaking military rules, US law, and endangering the troops.
The war profiteers who do this admit it, and retorts that those who do not like the bible references printed on US military hardware are “not Christians.” Presumably this means that their complaints are irrelevant.
Continue reading US Military Rifle Scopes Imprinted with Bible Verses
In a very very bad way. The FBI needs to get a grip.
Continue reading Oh, this is funny.
Being right or wrong, being smart or not so smart, being religious-born vs. atheist-born, skeptical or not, or recovered faithful, figuring out what to think or believe vs. receiving the way or the wisdom. . It’s complicated.
Read: Core Values, Atheism and Religion, Mike’s latest installment at Quiche Moraine.
There is an interesting conversation developing on The Intersection (What Should Science Organizations Say About Religion? Answer: A Lot) to which this is my response:
The conversation you have modeled here (people talking past each other … see the original post) is very close to what actually happens in an NCSE like conversation, except that someone following the NCSE approach (as I usually do in this context) also mentions that for most religions this is not an issue, etc. etc. (I usually throw in a few quotes from this or that pope).
And, noting that many religious people have no problem with evolution, and that people are complex thinking beings who can often hold viewpoints that at some level are incompatible and other levels not, are both things I’ve seen new atheists say (including PZ Myers himself!)
All of which leads me to conclude that most of us are not that far from each other on what we are saying and thinking most of the time.