One of my favorite pieces of literature is the last chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Despite Tolkien's famous dislike of allegory the fact is that his stories resonate so strongly in us because of their multifaceted ie. allegorical nature. In the story, the heroes return victorious only to discover their homeland overtaken by the very philosophy against which they were fighting. What sets the heroes apart from their native cohabitants is two fold: perspective and…Continue
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This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…Continue
For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than…Continue
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Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…Continue
One day I realized just why religious people, or that fraction of “Believers” hate atheists, is that they are literally scared of us.
They are simply afraid that their beliefs will be shown to be false.
And with that, the made up afterlife will not be there for them.
There is no great beyond.
There isn’t a “higher order” or that they are the “Chosen” of the all mighty.
Their lives are, at least in their eyes, limited, or…Continue
“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade…
On the Avenue, Fifth Avenue, photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure…”
“They tried to nail him down, but he got away.”
Marquee outside church in Massachusetts
Well, it’s that day again, and our Greek Orthodox friends, as well as our Roman…Continue
Dallas--A Dallas woman who kicked and beat her 2-year-old daughter and superglued her hands to a wall of their apartment recently received a 99-year prison sentence. This one…
Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a…Continue
Pennsylvania 'Craigslist killer' says she slayed dozens more across U.S. as part of satanic cult: report
My point is the failure of the educational system is leading to horror and chaos. Miranda Barbour was 19 years old when she and she husband committed this horrific “thrill murder.” At 19, she should have been studying science, history, comparative religion and literature. An educated mind would dismiss “Satanic cult”…Continue
I have been often troubled by the many mortal human attitudes and behaviors many different deities have taken on in various holy texts. Petty emotions like jealously, bigotry, hate, anger, and lust, to name a few. All of these…Continue
Over the course of the past two weeks, I have undergone training courses at my new employer's office. Typically, you get to meet everyone you will be working with, and I had a couple days of shadow training. Essentially, I was riding along side my trainer, watching how she…Continue
But it's not the usual reasons. Or maybe it is. In reverse. Or whatever.
Mondays are the worst because I'm alone again! The family is home on weekends. Usually we have good weekends. But then comes Monday.
My day so far:
- woke up real early, around four.
- made coffee
- woke the kids up after six.
- went to tell my wife good morning around seven as she got ready for work.
- told the wife and kids goodbye and watched, once again, as they…Continue
What the hell, I have nothing better to do today than speak my mind a bit. I really haven't written anything at all anywhere in a very long time. So here goes...
The biggest problem with humans is that they're so godlessdamned chicken shit. I mean really. When human kind learned to think the first thing he did was recognize danger and he ran like hell. And people are still running. And hiding. It drives me nuts. This is the real reason I just quit and don't really give two…Continue
I was standing in the check-out line at the local Walmart (in Central City,Ky) when the line was stopped. The cashier refused to check the lady ahead of me because she was buying beer. Me, being me, asked what the problem was? The clerk said she couldn't scan the beer because "It"s against my religious convictions". So the lady with the beer, and I, had to wait until a manager was called up to scan the beer onto the ticket.
I laughed about it. It's so outlandish! So, the…Continue
Why Can't I Own a Canadian?
Added by kathy: ky on November 23, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
As a humanist, it is often difficult to remain mute when Christian religionists start quoting the Bible to support everything from bad weather to alien sightings. Since the Bible is its own proof source those ignorant of its roots have no idea to its authenticity or lack thereof. One need not go very deep into the…Continue
As Usual—Americans Missed It!
There is much gnashing of teeth about the government accessing Internet files as…Continue
At last, I have achieved my goal!
I recently had a comment exchange on Deviant Art:
http://pjarrett.deviantart.com/ (not a safe site, as my McAfee always reminds me...but they seem to have solved some of their problems...be careful, in spite of its name "Deviant Art" they allow underaged children to post right along with adults! If you're leary of the site...which I can't say I blame you...try my other blog at …Continue
Ibn warraq says that the historicity of Muhammad is doubtful :