David Bowie and Jesus

Editor’s Note: This former Bible teacher applies her learning and her evolved relationship with the supposed Son of God to the recent death of one of her totally human idols. ======================= By Alexis Wesley I heard about David Bowie’s death seconds after it hit the Internet. I first knew him as Jareth in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. [Read More…]

“The Revenant” Review – A Study in 19th Century Violence, Grunts and Revenge

**Update**  This post was written before The Golden Globe award ceremonies in which The Revenant won for best drama and Leonardo DiCaprio won for best actor.   The opinions expressed below still stand.   Good thing for this movie that I’m not on the nominating committee. ** Spoiler Alert** I had my hands over my eyes during [Read More…]

Why I Hate Prayer

Editor’s Note: Even as a church-going child, I didn’t like prayer. I couldn’t figure out why God would answer some silly prayers, thus granting me an “A” on a math quiz and disregard some really important prayers, thus letting a whole family die in a house fire. My youthful response was not to think about [Read More…]

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and a Challenge to Christians

Editor’s Note: We start off 2016 exhorting Christians to think about what it really means to live up to their values. Who are we to say? Most of us, including today’s contributor, used to be Christians – Christian clergy, actually – who know all about what Jesus teaches. Although we no longer believe in the [Read More…]

Happy New Year!

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Twelfth Night

Day 12 or Twelfth Night Shakespeare knew a thing or two about merrymaking. His play Twelfth Night was written to be performed on the 12th night of Christmas as part of Elizabethan festivities. “If music be the food of love, play on” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night [Read more…]

Wassail What?

Wassail In preparation for the upcoming New Years Eve – here is a traditional song, The Wassail. Catherine modified the lyrics to be godless, but for those purists out there the original refrain is as follows: “Love and joy come to you, And to you your wassail too; And God bless you and send you [Read More…]

Oh Crismas Tree

Editors Note: Frequent blogger Mason Lane is philosophical, funny and — who knew — he’s a poet too! ============ “Oh Little Crismas Tree”   By Mason Lane   This is our little Crismas tree With the lights and presents beneath It sets up in just two minutes And saves us tons of grief We’re perplexed, [Read More…]

An Atheist Christmas Myth

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It’s a Merry Myth-Making Time of Year

The Myth Corner is back and has grown from last year when it took up just one shelf.  Only one item is actually new. It’s an obelisk that my niece and nephew brought back from a trip to Egypt, specifically for the Myth Corner. I know – it looks like the Washington Monument. Apparently in [Read More…]