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Noelle with daughter Sonia

Attitude of Gratitude

What should we be thankful for?  I am thankful for many things, but I don’t think I should be.  Let me explain. I am thankful for the small chance that I even exist at all, the small chance that I was born in a developed country with many opportunities for education and work choices, the small [...]

Being Thankful

Skepticon, the regional midwestern conference on skepticism, recently held its fourth iteration in Springfield, Missouri, home of the General Council of the Assemblies of God, the largest Pentecostal Christian denomination. Alix Jules and his family, as well as several other Texans, attended Skepticon this year on behalf of the Fellowship of Freethought in Dallas, and [...]

God, Dogmatism, and Morality

“God, at least the God we used to worship, can now be recognized as a device of the human imagination. Morality, it follows, is equally a human invention. Common sense must replace the scriptures and the priesthood as the validator of our moral code. And why not? Part of the modern humanist ethic is the [...]

You know the secrets of the universe? Great. How does that help me love my neighbor?

Does faith in God differ from dogma & morality?

This week, Texas Faith asks: In a conversation last week with Eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Martyr, Prophet, Spy and now Socrates in the City: Conversations on Life, God, and Other Small Topics, he brought up the distinction between faith in God and dogma and morality. As an example, he pointed to how dogma can [...]

Should Herman Cain’s accusers step forward?

Should Herman Cain’s accusers step forward?

The question here, as asked by Texas Faith is: As you know, Herman Cain faces allegations that he sexually harassed female employees during his time at the National Restaurant Association. The Republican fervently denies the charges, although there are reports that settlements have been made in these cases. Cain’s story about those settlements continues to [...]