We are all soldiers in a war that has endured for countless millenia and we are the enemy that we seek to destroy. We are the combatants, the prisoners, and the casualties. We are at war with Nature and by implication we are also at war with Humanity since Humanity is a part of Nature. […]
Today is December 30, 2016, the penultimate day of the year, a day I review and contemplate the events of the year and, hopefully, set goals and intentions for the coming year. There really aren’t really any events to be reviewed. Many of my posts this year were commentary on religion, politics, and American society […]
I claim no religion but I do not identify as an atheist. I might be considered agnostic, meaning that I don’t know. A belief in a supreme deity is uncertain but not likely. However, I am certain that I do not believe in the God of Abraham, a system of beliefs that run contrary to […]
It’s not often that I remember my dreams. Usually, all I have after waking up are disjointed fragments that usually fade within a few moments of opening my eyes. That said, occasionally one of these fragments will stick with me. Such was the case when I woke up yesterday. In this dream I was being […]
Another year is about to pass into history or, more likely, oblivion and on this penultimate day of the year, I take a retrospective look back over the events and non-events of the past year. Overall, it seemed to be a year on non-accomplishment — employment, projects, yoga, genealogy, et cetera. Maybe I can change […]
How I Went from Being a Southern Baptist Preacher’s Daughter to an Open Atheist was interesting to read. Lately, I’ve been reading Facebook posts and watching videos by the Godless Engineer and Timothy Havener. I tend to relate a little better to Havener’s perspective; the Godless Engineer presents good logical arguments but he seems to […]
Is religion inherently oppressive, particularly when it comes to women? Since virtually all modern religions are patriarchal and even their deity is portrayed as a male, I’d have to say yes. Empowering women would be a threat to their power and influence over their faithful. History clearly demonstrates the religion has always been much more […]
Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you […]
I can’t really say that I’ve lost my religion since I’m not so sure I ever had one. For decades I assumed I had one by default but it turns out I didn’t. I feel so much lighter without the religion, the doubts and the assumption.
The other day, I found a flyer on my front […]
Random chatter from the Monkey Mind as it leaps from limb to limb, howls, scratches its balls and flings feces at passersby…
01 – 1-inch rings in his earlobes. Only seen that on NatGeo before. Kids.
03 – Watched movies featuring mermaids last night. Glad they kept it real and didn’t have them wearing bras (though one […]