Religion is a Cruel Master

Several conversations I’ve had recently have reminded me what a cruel master religion is.  When discussing theological issues with religious folks, rather than having an open dialogue with an intent to learn, the conversation invariably devolves to a repetition of “Well, we believe…” or “My denomination teaches…” or the ever-popular “Well The Bible says…” or … Continue reading Religion is a Cruel Master

What’s the Point of it All?

What’s the point of life? What is our purpose here on earth? What is the reason for our existence? These questions are pondered by every human as they come of age.  Philosophers pontificate on the subject.  Religious professionals offer pithy platitudes to their congregations to keep the parishioners placated and the questions quelled.  Most often, … Continue reading What’s the Point of it All?