Listen up… I don’t know you and you don’t know me – OK?

Now that we have that out of the way, what are we about here at To Hell in a Handcart? I’ve been wondering that myself for some time now. Which is why I haven’t written anything yet. Until now t hat is.

I have decided to make the subject of this blog… religion. I read a lot of news. A lot. And more and more what strikes me is that our religious lives are at the center of many of the worlds controversies right now. Maybe more so than at any time in modern history. And it’s almost all bad. I mean really bad.

Funny thing is I used to be a live and let live kind of guy when it came to religion but all that has changed in the last few years. It seems that we are spinning out of control; a slowly accelerating death-spiral where science and education are ridiculed and our leaders pander to superstition, fear and bigotry.

It’s time to fight back. If we don’t bring the fight to religion, one day soon it may bring the fight to you.

Please join me in a discussion of how religion is affecting our world today and what we can do to try and curb it’s influence and protect our society from falling back into a new dark age of ignorance and fear. I may not change anything, but we get nothing without trying so here’s my attempt.




Joe Burke