I hadn't intended to go to the viewing, knowing he's not in that body anymore. I was ushered into that room to greet the family, and there was my last grandpa, in his casket. He was wearing just the shirt I would have remembered him in, western style with pearled snaps and a bolo tie, as I would have imagined. Ninety years old and he still had a beautiful head of thick, silver hair. He looked good. He'd put some weight back on. Seven cancers tried and failed. He was a tough old bird. He…Continue
Cain slew Abel Seth knew not why
For if the children of Israel were to multiply
Why must any of the children die?
So he asked the Lord
And the Lord said:
Man means nothing he means less to me
Than the lowliest cactus flower
Or the humblest Yucca tree
He chases round this desert
'Cause he thinks that's where…
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
Continuous as the stars that shine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkwJ-g0iJ6w <I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW by Johnny Nash
I heard this song on a recent, sunny day, and it hit me in a way it never had before. I realized that it describes the great relief I feel, having put religion behind me. It's practically an atheist anthem, except for that little reference to prayer. So I changed a few words...
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW (my…Continue
Added by Secular Sue on April 5, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Ain't it the truth?!
“A religious person is a dangerous person. He may not become a thief or a murderer, but he is liable to become a nuisance. He carries with him many foolish and harmful superstitions, and he is possessed with the
notion that it is his duty to give these superstitions to others. That
is what makes trouble. Nothing is so worthless as superstition. . . .”