Reader Request 2: Why is Atheism Better … for US?

Much of this post is duplicated in the adjacent one, because I wanted to separate out the responses.Thinking about writing a book about how I'm handling the death of my Dad, I realized I was going to have to answer the question "Why is atheism better?"After all, if the title of your (might-be) book is "Saying Goodbye to Dan: An Atheist Deals With Death," you're pretty much obligated to attempt to differentiate yourself, and your named-in-the-title philosophy, from the traditional method of … [Read more...]

Reader Request 1: Why is Atheism Better … for YOU?

Much of this post is duplicated in the adjacent one, because I wanted to separate out the responses.Thinking about writing a book about how I'm handling the death of my Dad, I realized I was going to have to answer the question "Why is atheism better?"After all, if the title of your (might-be) book is "Saying Goodbye to Dan: An Atheist Deals With Death," you're pretty much obligated to attempt to differentiate yourself, and your named-in-the-title philosophy, from the traditional method of … [Read more...]

Hellfire and Dumbnation

Obama Leaves God Out of Thanksgiving Speech, Riles CriticsExcept he DOESN'T leave God out of the speech. … [Read more...]

Jesus Shines Beam of Light on Miracle Dog

Here's a story that is nothing short of a miracle.I know this because the story teaser appears today on the front page of ABCNews.com, and the article, not marked as a blog or commentary, even uses the phrase "nothing short of a miracle" to describe the rescue of the title-referenced dog.Not Photoshopped: Beam of Light Shines on Fallen Soldier’s Miracle DogArgh. I agonize over stories of soldiers in Iraq and their families. Mainly because I think Iraq was a disaster for the U.S. for soooo m … [Read more...]

Warning!! Vicious Hate Crimes Described Herein!!

You may be shocked by the following account of dastardly hate crimes.You may be horrified.You may cry aloud "Merciful heavens! Is there no limit to the unmitigated perfidy!"Sweet Jesus give me strength, I can barely recount these abhorrent acts. Brace yourself for a disgustingly graphic description of assaults sure to leave even strong men prostrate, tearing their hair in horror at the wanton, inhuman nature of the merciless transgressions.I only dare do this after the fold, so that … [Read more...]

Anne McCaffrey Dead at 85

Well, heck.Author Anne McCaffrey is no longer among us.The creator of the Dragonriders of Pern series, and Helva, the Ship Who Sang, and so much else in an almost 60-year career, she died of a massive stroke on Monday, Nov. 21, at the age of 85.McCaffrey blazed trails for female writers in winning first-ever Hugo and Nebula awards for a woman. Her first Pern story, Weyr Search, won a Hugo in 1968 for best novella; her second Pern story, Dragonrider, took the 1969 Nebula award in the same … [Read more...]


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