Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Sacrifice: Pinnacle of Belief

The initiating scenes of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) are powerful. They depict ape-like creatures going about the process of living in what is presumably a part of our distant, prehistoric past. Since the obvious intention of the film is … Continue reading

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Religion and Cultural Cleansing

When I read the words of religionists, I often marvel and wonder; sometimes I am amused and sometimes I even think on how I used to be, hearkening back to the days when I fought with Atheists at Beliefnet. My feelings … Continue reading

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Belief in the Supernatural Gone Wild: Snake Handling

If there is any one aspect of supernatural belief that is completely nuts, it has to be the practice of handling snakes to test one’s faith. During my magical thinking days I might have thought I’d seen a ghost, or … Continue reading

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The New Year 2014: Do I need the Supernatural?

Happy New Year to all lovers and haters of the Atheist blogosphere. How nice it will be to dive into a new year of defining what it means to be a non-believer. I have been out of the game for … Continue reading

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