As many members of Atheistnexus expressed on these pages, I also was a victim of parochial schools. Not just Catholic school but all the other institutions that teach students how to worship and adore God, some more regimented that others. I learned to “march in step” with all the other kids and kneel, sit, pray, sing, stand, then kneel again according to how many clicks there were or stern whispers from an adjoining pew.
But in high school when I became a little more educated,…Continue
There's a great little poem that's read in the movie The Grey with actor Liam Neeson.
It was written by director/writer Joe Carnahan.
--- Into the Fray ---
Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live or die on this day
Live or die on this day
For me, it became a special movie when this bit…Continue
I found this cute cartoon recently, thought it was a clever way to turn the smugness of some believers on its head.
“All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.”
I sometimes think that prankish college students with nothing better to do are responsible for at least some of the more outrageous letters to advice columnists. That may be one explanation for the following letter and response. Another is that the writer and columnist are absolutely serious, the latter buying into…Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on June 23, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments
“I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.” ~Issac AsimovThe prospect of death doesn't worry me. But the prospect of physical suffering and pain certainly does. When I die, I just hope it's as painless as possible. The brevity of life doesn't bother me either. It's nature's way of telling me to enjoy myself or… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on June 21, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments
I find it rather odd that there are people who believe in life after death but, apparently, they don't really believe in life before death. As an atheist, I believe the exact reverse of that. I don't think life is just a dress rehearsal for something else, I believe it is the main and only attraction.
Read the editorial I wrote about life before death.