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Easter

Atheists cite resurgence as they gather on Easter weekend

“Bush’s polarizing presidency showed people how bad things could turn “if religion was in charge,” he said. The Internet showed atheists that they weren’t alone, as they sought out and encouraged one another.”

Very true for me; when Bush was elected to a second term, that is when I decided to come out of the closet. I’m fine with an individuals religious beliefs, however when Bush won the presidency with the help of the religious right and their agenda, that is when I realized it was time to stand up and to fight back.

Anytime religion gets involved in government, there are problems. Our founding fathers, particularly Thomas Jefferson, understood the importance of the separation of church and state. Here we are in 2010 and some people still don’t get it. ugggg.

'A' week on Facebook

On a happier note. Here is my favorite Easter photo:

Health Care Reform

Everyone is buzzing about the new health care bill. Most people know very little about our health care system and the people who are really pissed probably get their ‘news’ from Fox. There is so much I’d like to say, but I don’t have the time right now to write the post that this topic deserves. This bill is so watered down that it will not fix the worst of our health care problems. Specifically, the for-profit insurance companies will continue to grow and thrive while our health care just gets more expensive.

I just came from my buddy Chris’ blog where I found some graphics to help put our nations health care in proper perspective. These graphics are from ‘Some days it’s not worth chewing through the leather straps’, one of my favorite blogs:

That’s it for now. I’ll take the small victory for health care and a big symbolic victory for President Obama. But as far as fixing our health care system, this bill is just a beginning. We still have a long way to go.

Gee, time to re-think this celibacy thing?

Brazilian priest allegedly taped having sex with teen March 18, 2010

Irish priest committed abuse, destroyed family March 17, 2010

Will these stories never end? What is really inexcusable is the catholic church trying to hide these problem priests. Imagine knowingly sending a pedophile from one church to another? This is disgraceful. One of many things wrong with organized religion.

‘Snail Mail’ to Senator Brown

March 17, 2010

Dear Senator Brown,

Is this really your official website: http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/? “Welcome to my temporary website”. I can understand not having much information online, since you are new to the Senate, but there is no excuse for not having an email address under ‘contact’. That is unacceptable for a US Senator in the year 2010!

That said, I feel strongly enough about the importance of the separation of church and state to send you an old-fashion ‘snail mail’.

I am extremely disappointed with your vote to extend the DC voucher program. By voting yes on Lieberman Amendment No. 3456, you did not give public schools the support they need. I believe that school vouchers are a threat to both public education and religious liberty, and that they are not an appropriate solution to educational problems in DC or beyond.

I am glad that this bill did not pass, despite your yea vote. However, as one of your constituents, I would urge you to rethink your position on this issue in the future.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Bissell
Grafton, Massachusetts