It is no defense of superstition and pseudoscience to say that it brings solace and comfort to people…If solace and comfort are how we judge the worth of something, then consider that tobacco brings solace and comfort to smokers; alcohol brings it to drinkers; drugs of all kinds bring it to addicts; the fall of cards and the run of horses bring it to gamblers; cruelty and violence bring it to sociopaths. Judge by solace and comfort only and there is no behaviour we ought to interfere with.
The Satanic Temple and the First Amendment
Here is Lucien Greaves, spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, addressing the Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry in Charleston, South Carolina.
There are many misconceptions about Satanism, including some persistent ones held by several atheists. It is good to see Greaves explaining his worldview and noting that most Satanists are atheists who do not believe in any sort of literal Satan.
H/T to Friendly Atheist
The United States is a Christian nation, and nowhere is that reflected more than in Mississippi.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves
When I think about same-sex marriage today, two things jump out out me: (1) The fact that so many conservative Christians oppose it on religious grounds reminds me of all the other times conservative Christians have been on the wrong side of history. (2) With history as a guide, I expect that the day will come when Christians in the future claim that Christians never opposed same-sex marriage but actually helped to bring it about.