This is a long installment of my ongoing series covering my journey before, during, and after my deconversion from Christianity. Since I think it is interesting how all the ambivalences, contradictions, anxieties, and displacements that I was experiencing parallel and inform each other, I am deciding to post it all as one episode in the series, rather than break each easily isolatable vignette into its own post. For the busy or the short attention spanned, I have made it easier to read in multiple sittings or to skim by breaking it into subsections according to themes. [Read more…]
After I Deconverted: I Was Deeply Ambivalent; What Was I to Make of Sex, Love, Alcohol, Bisexuality, Abortion, 9/11, Religious Violence, Marxism, or the Yankees?
Freethought Blogs’ own Gentlemanly Physiology Professor spent the late summer months giving exquisitely nuanced baseball commentary, favoring his beloved Yankees but also being gracious and good natured as he gently ribbed their rival Red Sox. And he showed a gentleman’s magnanimity towards the Red Sox fans when they ultimately lost the wild card in a historic [Read More…]
It’s the happiest holiday of the year!!! CONGRATULATIONS TIGERS!!! It’s an early Yankees Elimination Day this year! Brings back fond memories of 2006 to see the Tigers celebrating at the Yankees’ expense again! Savor the schadenfreude, fellow Yankee-haters, the world is a beautiful place! Your Celebrations? [Read more…]
I speak only for myself and not for all of those committed to both loving the Mets and hating the Yankees, when I say, George Steinbrenner was the best enemy any baseball fan could have. His contributions to the sport were monumental and for the best. He raised the standards of economic and athletic competition [Read More…]
I have almost never discussed baseball around here since launching Camels With Hammers last June. But when I first began blogging back in 2006, baseball was the one of two primary topics that I would blog. The other was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. I also talked a little bit about Nietzsche but no atheism [Read More…]
From the invigorating chill in the air to the early evening darkness to the crackling and crunching of leaves under one’s feet to the romantic multicolored trees to the stress of a school semester speeding up to the harrows of Halloween to the electricity in baseball stadiums filled with freezing fans cheering their champions—there is [Read More…]
when the Mets score over and over again….There are few more satisfying sounds in life than that! Tonight was a good night. The Mets seem to always get crushed on the Yankee Stadium Sunday night game every year, so I was not expecting such a happy game. It just stinks that my man Carlos Delgado [Read More…]