Our Father Who Art On Earth

It’s our earthly fathers with whom we have our father issues. It’s our earthly fathers who abandoned us or nurtured us, who ignored or paid attention to us, who abused or protected us, our earthly fathers whom we never knew, slightly knew, or knew all too well. We have felt for them love, hate, wonder, [Read More…]

Devotion vs. Deceit

I got a Letter from God… …and it was really creepy. I’m not usually interested in posting the “religion sucks” kind of threads, but sometimes the outrage gets to be just too much to ignore. A few days ago this arrived in the mail: The envelope is covered front and back with gushy prayers and [Read More…]

Honey and Sweetheart

(ring, ring) “Hello?” “Uh, hi Honey, it’s me.” “Oh hi Sweetheart. What’s up?” “Well, I just wanted to check to be sure, uh, are we okay with each other?” “What are you talking about?” “I mean in our marriage. Is our marriage okay?” “Of course it is. What’s going on?” “Well I just heard that [Read More…]

E.T. Meets Jesus

The top Vatican astronomer says that it’s okay to believe in extraterrestrials, that it’s not contrary to the faith and that we should consider them as our brothers. Jesuit Father Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, said Christians should consider alien life as an “extraterrestrial brother” and a part of God’s creation. But wait, [Read More…]

Mixed Feelings

I haven’t contributed an article to Hemant’s blog for a long time because I’ve been kind of busy. Since I think I’m pretty much like most other atheists, I offer this account so people can understand how a non-believer handles the thoughts and feelings that come during a challenging time. I make no apologies nor [Read More…]