MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

December 2012


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Edge of the Earth

Slate’s Phil Plait reflects on this stunning photo and the importance of taking the time to notice the soaring majesty that’s all around us: This photo was taken by Kevin Ford, an astronaut on board the…


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Jesus and Horus

While I realize a link between Jesus and Horus has been hotly debated for years and is still a point of contention, the list of similarities among myths in ancient Egypt, Greece and elsewhere to…


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Why I write about religion

Here is an honest confession from a former churchgoer turned nonbeliever (AngiAntitheist) on why she continues to discuss religion even though she knows it’s bullocks: Some of her reasons are similar to my own. I…



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Original sin revisited

While I’m on the topic of poetry and original sin, here are two videos that imagine what the world would have been like had Adam and Eve actually obeyed God in the Garden. The first…


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Bad poetry redux

Since my responses were becoming a little long, I decided to make a new post to address a few of the comments I received on my criticism of “Twas’ 11 days before Christmas.” Justin writes:…



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The necessity of atheism

One of the most the stunning defenses of atheism that I have read: The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both…