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Keith O'Connor replied to Steph S.'s discussion How do you respond to: "Are you against religion?", "Are you against Christmas?"
"I liked your reply, especially the first paragraph. It's been my experience that religious people are much more afraid of death than atheists. I'm sure religious people would deny this, but it's true. They think a scary judgement game…"
Dec 9, 2013
Keith O'Connor replied to Steph S.'s discussion How do you respond to: "Are you against religion?", "Are you against Christmas?"
"Yup, it's right there on Kindle: Xmas Carol by Keith O'Connor. I hope you do read it  -- and I also hope you'll review it when you're done. (I'm not looking for anything other than an honest reaction to the book -- good…"
Dec 6, 2013
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Dec 6, 2013
Keith O'Connor replied to Steph S.'s discussion How do you respond to: "Are you against religion?", "Are you against Christmas?"
"What I did was this: I wrote a novel called "Xmas Carol". It reclaims Xmas for us while making fun of religion all along the way. It's an uplifting horror story, I think. And readers seem to agree. I mean, why argue with these folks?…"
Dec 6, 2013
Keith O'Connor commented on Keith O'Connor's blog post This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"
"Good to hear you've begun to read it. The most fun a writer can have is when a reader shares his reactions. You've got my email. If something hits you and you want to tell me about it, I'm all ears. I hope you keep reading. I think…"
Oct 7, 2012
Loren Miller commented on Keith O'Connor's blog post This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"
"I guess I'm old-school, Keith - no smart phone, but I get along with Adobe Reader just fine. I've only had a chance to scan the prologue, which was a bit of a kick in the teeth for a starter.  I'll be intrigued to see what comes…"
Oct 7, 2012
Keith O'Connor commented on Keith O'Connor's blog post This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"
"Yay. Two takers. Any more out there? I've still got three free copies. Loren, yours is in the mail. But as I've told both Alan and Loren in email, PDFs are hard to read. The column width is too wide. If you have an iPhone or iPad, go for…"
Oct 7, 2012
Loren Miller commented on Keith O'Connor's blog post This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"
"Okay, I'm intrigued ... and I'm also interested in how this could become a new classic! [chuckle!]  If you would, send mine to Troublemaker125@yahoo.com.  Oh, a PDF file would be good for me, too. BTW, insofar as a Christmas…"
Oct 7, 2012
Keith O'Connor commented on Keith O'Connor's blog post This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"
"I sent the book, Alan. Check your email."
Oct 7, 2012
Alan Perlman commented on Keith O'Connor's blog post This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"
"I am ALWAYS interested in fiction with a skeptical/secular/atheist message.  I have yet to see a movie or read a book which shows atheists in a positive light or chronicles the demise of religion.  If I am one of the Chosen Five, I'd…"
Oct 7, 2012
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This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"

I haven't been here in a while because I've been finishing up my sci-fi/horror novel, "Xmas Carol". Now, don't cringe. There are no witches or goblins or spells in "Xmas Carol". I don't believe in nonsense. It's about something that may soon come our way, if some scientists are right.The book is what I call a "stealth atheist novel". Every character is an atheist and the story is one big slap in the face of Christianity. But make no mistake -- it's a fascinating horror story based on a very…See More
Oct 5, 2012
Keith O'Connor commented on 1311's blog post Funny Message Outside A Church Today
"That's very funny. Glad you shared it. Keith"
Jan 8, 2011
Keith O'Connor commented on Greg's blog post Free will?
"Even without the arguments you raise, physics seems to tell us that the future "already" exists, that without it, there could be no present, no past. So free will doesn't exist. If it did, the future couldn't be written, and it…"
Jan 8, 2011
Keith O'Connor commented on John Camilli's blog post Ask Me Anything
"Why do we hear bells when we run water? It always seems like the phone is ringing when I run water in the bathroom sink. I've tried to look up an answer for years, but never found it. I'd love to know."
Jan 5, 2011
Keith O'Connor commented on Richard Healy's blog post Funeral for Grandma and New Year....
"That was really interesting. You've got a voice and at times there's a real magic to the way you say things. Kind of a latter-day Catcher-in-the-Rye kind of voice. I got a good feel for the time you spent with these relatives. As to all…"
Jan 5, 2011
Keith O'Connor commented on John Camilli's blog post Ask Me Anything
"John, I was very happy to see your offer on my blog. You know, about checking what I write for scientific accuracy. I've written two books that I'd love to show to an evolutionary biologist and an astrophysics geek. In the first instance,…"
Jan 5, 2011

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I'm a writer. My first book, "Xmas Carol" is available on Kindle. It's a rollicking, liberal, anti-god horror story that reclaims Xmas for us and offers an alternative to the silly god idea.

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This Xmas, read "Xmas Carol"

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 10:09am 6 Comments

I haven't been here in a while because I've been finishing up my sci-fi/horror novel, "Xmas Carol". Now, don't cringe. There are no witches or goblins or spells in "Xmas Carol". I don't believe in nonsense. It's about something that may soon come our way, if some scientists are right.

The book is what I call a "stealth atheist novel". Every character is an atheist and the story is one big slap in the face of Christianity. But make no mistake -- it's a fascinating horror story based on…

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A question for the community

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 4:09pm 12 Comments

I'm a fiction writer and I attack god and religion in my novels. That's not the main thrust of my sci-fi and horror novels, but it's a constant in all my books (3 1/2 so far). I'm still unpublished but hope that will change this year. So, here is my question.

I wrote a sci-fi novel that takes place about 50 years in the future. One of the characters in the book is the pope of that era. What name should I use for him? Ideally, it would be a name that religious folks see as possible for…

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Do you cross-post here and at your public blog?

Posted on December 15, 2010 at 12:53pm 3 Comments

For those who blog outside of Atheist Nexus, do you cross-post here? I find myself pretty blogged out by the end of the day. I'm a fiction writer and I write my books during the day and in the evening I think about plots and do some light blogging for my public blog. By the time I get here, I'm pooped out.

So I wonder if you guys who have a public blog post something there and then cross-post it here. I guess I could do that but I already cross-post to a no-graphics blog for dial-up…

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Good influences

Posted on December 13, 2010 at 7:47pm 2 Comments

Recently I wrote a post on my public blog about my Aunt Eleanor, who was a terrific influence on me when I was a teenager. She was an artist and interior designer, a beatnik (this was in the late 50s) and a freethinker.

She introduced me to philosophy and to people who actually lived and breathed it. Finally I was with people who wondered what life was all about and considered the big questions.

Of course, my major inspiration in life came from books, in the long run. But Aunt…

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At 1:19am on December 13, 2010, Daniel W (Sentient Biped) said…
Hey Keith, thanks for your comments. I spend more time here than on my blog because I interact with a lot of people here, while the blog is kind of one way. Still, I love how many people look into the blog.

My favorite bible verse is god telling the Israelis to dash the enemy's children on the rocks. It's so awful. That's why I keep it as my headline on my AN page. I go to evilbible.com for inspiration. It's out of context, but so is all of christianity.

Best wishes and nice to hear your comment.

Daniel
At 5:59pm on December 6, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Keith, and welcome to Atheist Nexus with its thousands of freethinkers who recognize religion for the superstition and cerebral tragedy that it is, seeing that gods are nothing more than fictions inside people's heads.

Terry Meaden (also 60+)
of the discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with over 2100 members and 350 discussion topics.

We invite you to come and join, and to make good new friends.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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