why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy

For those of you out there who didn’t grow up in the evangelical culture, you may not be aware of this.   Did you know that there are many, many fundamentalist Christians who believe that God is basically pulling the wool over our eyes, planting phony evidence for carbon-dated fossils, geological formations, DNA-based evolutionary relationships,Continue reading “why faith sometimes makes me a little queazy”

how to deal with politicians who deny science…this is funny!

There are members of Congress who don’t understand or accept basic science concepts. This hilarious video is dedicated to them. Click HERE

what will happen as the earth gets warmer?

A degree by degree explanation of what will happen when the earth warms ONE DEGREE OF WARMING Even if greenhouse emissions stopped overnight the concentrations already in the atmosphere would still mean a global rise of between 0.5 and 1C. A shift of a single degree is barely perceptible to human skin, but it’s notContinue reading “what will happen as the earth gets warmer?”

we are going over Niagara Falls

We are going over Niagara Falls in a life raft.  We can hear the falls at this point.  Unfortunately, turning the boat around and leisurely paddling against the current will not be enough at this point.  The ice caps are already melting.  The globe is already on fire.  The islands are already drowning.  People areContinue reading “we are going over Niagara Falls”

how the GOP is killing us…

If you’re following politics at all, you’d be forgiven if you came to the conclusion that the Republican members of Congress are insane. What is happening in our country’s politics makes absolutely no sense…that is, until you factor in corporate money (legalized bribery) and rightwing extremism (the Tea Party and a loony-tunes brand of Christianity).Continue reading “how the GOP is killing us…”

Sunday thoughts #24: defend the poor, the environment

When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it.  And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? AreContinue reading “Sunday thoughts #24: defend the poor, the environment”

human-caused climate change debunked using the Bible

First, a couple facts: FACT 1 – 95% of scientists believe that man is the chief cause of climate change. FACT 2 – Of the 5% that don’t believe this, somewhere around 85% of them are being funded by wealthy energy companies.  Yes, those scientists’ conclusions are for sale. Smokey Joe Barton (R) from Texas, chair ofContinue reading “human-caused climate change debunked using the Bible”

the truth-deniers (and austerity)

There remains no room for independent thinking within the conservative movement.  Being a good liberal doesn’t require that you believe (or pretend to believe) lots of things almost certainly aren’t true; but being a good conservative does. -Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist Krugman says that conservatives who acknowledge the connection between humans and global warming,Continue reading “the truth-deniers (and austerity)”

oh, the whacky things conservatives say…

Based on an article by Allen Clifton.  Like Allen, I’ve been amused, saddened and surprised by some of these super-frequent conservative statements that don’t seem to have a lot of thought behind them. The government never does anything for me.”– Said by the person who drove on public roads from their job that provides overtime payContinue reading “oh, the whacky things conservatives say…”