Exorcism: Regret

Compassion

In this occasional series of posts I seek to exercise compassion toward myself, drilling deep into my own psyche to try to identify – and exorcise – harmful parts of my emotional makeup. Love, I don’t like to see so much pain. So much wasted, and this moment keeps slipping away. - Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes [Read More...]

In Defense of Atheist “Churches”

Dialogue

Godless congregations. Atheist “churches”. Humanist communities. Few topics seem so divisive among atheists. For instance, Siana Bangura of The Heresy Club describes experiments like the London Assembly as “the first step in the wrong direction”, “tasteless at best and ridiculous, if not dangerous at worst”. “This”, she confers, “sounds like a cult”. I encounter similar [Read More...]

Why Do I Sing What I Will Not Say?

Something’s been bothering me: I sing things I’d never say. I grew up a choirboy, and have sung all my adult life. I love to sing – very little gives me greater pleasure than to raise my voice in song beside others. Sometimes, as part of a chorus, you have to sing things you don’t like: bad [Read More...]

Chris Stedman’s ‘Faitheist’ Adds Needed Voice to the Culture Wars for Atheists and the Religious, by John W. Morehead

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I have for some time wanted to post a review of Chris Stedman’s recent book “Faitheist“. However, since I work so closely with Chris, and have a great friendship with him, I did not feel it appropriate initially to review the book myself. Therefore, when Evangelical Christian John W. Morehead approached me and asked if [Read More...]

My Philosophy – A Rough Sketch

brain

This brief (though not as brief as I had hoped!) outline of my general philosophical commitments was spurred by this challenge from fellow Patheos blogger Leah Libresco. It is a snapshot of my philosophical views at this time and subject to continuing revision for clarity, as well as for content if arguments arise which demonstrate [Read More...]

Games ARE “Growing Up”!

Dialogue

David Cage, video game designer, is annoying me again, whining about how games need to “grow up” - and my friend Paul Fidalgo at Freethought Blogs has been taken in! Let me tell you something Mr. Cage: I grew up with video games, and they’ve grown up with me. My parents used to sit with us [Read More...]

Atheists, Come Out! – A Song

Evangelizing

David Beadle of The Secular Human has just released a new single encouraging atheists, agnostics, and Humanists to come out and be open about their beliefs! You can listen to it free here, and buy it on iTunes here. Check it out – it’s good fun! [Read more...]


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