« Guru Gurinder Singh is sounding a lot like Alan Watts | Main | Devastating criticism of Gurinder Singh Dhillon by a RSSB insider »

July 02, 2018


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I wouldn't step into a Hobby Lobby if they were giving away my favorite crafting items. They are a frightening organization. ...Love the annotated fact checker for their ad. Great share!

Good Brian

You don't want a second Salem witch burning org

Why they have chosen Salem ?


Christian theocrats persecuted scientists and got them killed in former times. Having said that, America is a democracy due to Christians in majority, if this demographic balance shifts, it can become rogue nation, Immigrants are waiting for it to happen, by twisting the demography due to breeding like cockroaches, then covertly stealing American technology by voting for propped up non Christian scoundrels,descendants of feudal fanatics defeated by British empire in earlier times. Only solution of this immigrant rinderpest is suspend their voting rights.

"We have met the enemy and he is us". [from "Pogo" by W. Kelly]

"We have met the enemy and he is us". [from "Pogo" by W. Kelly]

"This new public religion is indeed tolerant of every religious belief -- but only insofar as that belief is understood to be intrinsically private. It does not and ought not tolerate any form of religion that attempts to hold the power of the sovereign answerable to its private religious belief. It also does not and ought not tolerate any attempt to shield the doctrines and practices of any religion from critical scrutiny."

Jefferson tried to do this in his non-supernatural version of the gospel.

I would humbly suggest that we don't need another religion.

We do need to educate about religious fanaticism and how it inevitably violates most of the core tenets of the teachings that are the basis of those religions.

But like art appreciation, or poli-sci, or logic classes, a strong liberal arts education must include World Religions, Philosophy (which includes all versions of human purpose, especially Stoicism and Atheism), Ethics and Reason, and History of Religious Organizations.

Even in high school. We should use the power of intellect to objectively review the substance of beliefs, their noble and ignoble history. We are not going to eliminate belief
And at shouldn't eliminate choice. We can educate our kids to understand the objective picture and make smarter choices.

Then students can emerge with a foundation of pure ethics that do not require a system of belief, but a compassionate heart and a commitment to truth and personal progress. Then these principles help act as governors over the excesses of fanaticism.

"33When a foreigner resides with you in your land, you must not oppress him. 34You must treat the foreigner living among you as native-born and love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God."
Leviticus 19:33-34

How to define religious fanaticism?

It is intolerant of critique, and incapable of objective self - evaluation.

Fanaticism can be identified by any system of belief, whether in a diety or a political platform, that violates the following three-word principle:

"Truth Invites Inspection."

Damn! A Hobby Lobby just opened up close to me. Don't want to support theocrats. No big, they don't carry much of what I need anyway.

Fortunately for Hobby Lobby many people are Christians and won't be offended by their message or what it portends. The parking lot was buzzing.

Don't forget

We are placed on a mafia planet
It's theirs

It enables us after vomit and do our thing of Sound and Light


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • Welcome to the Church of the Churchless. If this is your first visit, click on "About this site--start here" in the Categories section below.
  • HinesSight
    Visit my other weblog, HinesSight, for a broader view of what's happening in the world of your Church unpastor, his wife, and dog.
  • BrianHines.com
    Take a look at my web site, which contains information about a subject of great interest to me: me.
  • Twitter with me
    Join Twitter and follow my tweets about whatever.
  • I Hate Church of the Churchless
    Can't stand this blog? Believe the guy behind it is an idiot? Rant away on our anti-site.