I’m not going to comment much on these, in part because they are both from sites I’m not familiar with and in part because if you read them, you’ll already have plenty to think about without my added commentary. The only connection between these is that I came across both of them within the last 24 hours purely by accident (that is to say, I wasn’t researching either of these topics; they just showed up, probably in a Twitter stream).
1. The “Following are biblical verses compiled by independent comparative religion scholar and Freethought Nation guestwriter Barbara G. Walker, concerning the supposed “morality” of the Bible. The paraphrases and commentary are Barbara’s, while the original verses are linked.” You’ve probably read or heard some of this before, but not all in one place like this. And yes, I’m aware that a few of these may misinterpret the verse shown, but not all of them do, and in some cases they are actually showing the fundamentalist view (which isn’t necessarily correct, but it’s what a lot of the “Christians in Name Only” actually believe).
2. Quote from the introduction to the following article: “Editor’s note: The article below is written by Eric Allen Bell, a filmmaker who was recently banned from blogging at the “Daily Kos” because he wrote three articles that ran afoul of the mindset there, specifically naming “Loonwatch.com” as a “terrorist spin control network.” Frontpage invited him to tell his story, which he does below.“
I found both of these interesting, but that’s all I will say about them (in fact, that’s about all I can say about them that would not be simply my opinion). As you probably know by now, I’m not a big fan of ANY organized religion, since it seems that organized religion has been directly responsible for so many atrocities throughout history. Even as you read this, someone, somewhere in the world is being tortured or killed because someone else feels it’s their religious duty to do so. When will it ever end?