Sketches on Atheism

Abortion: There is No Ethical Dilemma

How can you “kill” something that cannot “die”? This is arguably the most significant question in any discussion concerning the legality of abortion, and because facts matter, the following seventeen words are critical in understanding that before gestational week 25, although more accurately week 28, there is no ethical dilemma in terminating a pregnancy because … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Educating Christians. Lesson #1: Abortion; your god LOVES it!

There’s an unmistakable truism in Sam Harris’s assertion that atheism is just a way of clearing the space for “better conversations.” By this he meant rational dialogue free of the unreasonable noise so often encountered when religious zealots attempt to imposes their predictably preposterous beliefs on civil secular societies… and of all the conversations perverted … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Listen up, Christians; I gonna learn ya’ somethin ’bout Personhood-hood

A woman’s unencumbered, secular right to make decisions concerning her own body. That’s where the subject of contraception/abortion begins and ends with rational human beings. It proceeds no further. There is no debate, and there certainly is no controversy. The Christian right are not, however, rational human beings. Like their fundamentalist Muslim brothers they forfeited … Continue reading