A little rant about belief… Ask yourself…

When you look at the world, how do you see it? Is it the result of a series of events, one after another, of cause and effect, or is it one where things just happen, one where wishes are granted and magic is real? Seriously? I know that religion and spiritual practices like to tell us that the unexplained is evidence of a higher power, or of a spirit world. But as time goes on, as evidence mounts for natural phenomenon, the metaphysical world is...

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“Resisting the Green Dragon”

I found this video while sorting through my G+ stream yesterday, and found it too alarming to not blog on the subject. This is surely enough to get your hackles up, and it should concern not only atheists, agnostics and skeptics, but every thinking human on the planet. This is surely going to be of concern in the future. The video opens with this statement: “In what has become one of the greatest deceptions of our day, radical...

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Tom Waits – “Dirt In The Ground”

I’ve been on a bit of a Tom Waits kick lately, and this one, a song I listened to thousands of times in my youth, fits beautifully with some of the concepts I have visited here on my blog. Please enjoy Tom Waits performing “Dirt In The Ground” from the brilliant 1992 album “Bone Machine“. Lyrics after the jump. What does it matter, a dream of love or a dream of lies We’re all gonna be in the same place when...

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From the Mailbox – “Ezekiel 23”

My friend Monica left this request in my mailbox: Since we have discussed personally about many topics in the bible, and you have found reasonable explanations for some topics, here’s a tough one: – Ezekiel 23 has some really strange verses that I would like you to explore, with the help of your vast and knowledgeable audience. Well I was only familiar with one section of this verse, the one which reads: “There she lusted after...

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From the mailbox – “Sexism in atheism”

I recently received this request in my mailbox, and it’s particularly poignant given the furor within the atheist community over the past week or so regarding misogyny and sexism. The request was from my FaceBook friend Teresa Folds and reads: I would be interested to see a man address the sexism within the Atheist community. That is something that I don’t see many Atheist men do. Just a suggestion. =) Well, I thought I’d...

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