Father Abraham


This is the most well known painting of Abraham and Isaac. Abraham is considered the father of faith in Judaism / Christianity / Islam because he was willing to kill his son Isaac because he thought God had told him to. These religions are called the 3 great Abrahamic faiths because of this. Secular takeaway?

Make The Secular Choice: Money and Music

(1) Do you pick the American 100 dollar bill, or the Canadian 100 dollar bill?

(2) Can you spot the key difference between the American National Anthem and the Canadian National Anthem?

(A) The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics
by Francis Scott Key (1814)

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

(B) Official lyrics of “O Canada”

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.*

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North, strong and free!

From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

(Activity) Design your own secular hundred dollar bill or write your own secular national anthem

Psychics and Faith Healers

It deserves repeating. Psychics don’t win the lottery for the same reason hospitals don’t have departments employing faith healers. And even the most religious person secretly knows prayer doesn’t work, which is why no one thinks prayer and divine intervention are reasonable answers to the Trolley Problem, even though prayer would be a great answer if prayer works – which it doesn’t.

People know divine intervention and prayer don’t work, they just lie to themselves that such wishful thinking does work.