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Atheist, humorist and pseudo-scientific skeptic, with an iconoclastic bent. I also do kids' parties.
Why are you here?
Ah, isn't that the question?
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Suffering makes no sense in a god-world, unless god is as bastard, in which case I have no use for such a god.
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Is "Spirituality" Any Different Than Religion?

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 9:00pm 6 Comments

I had a heated debate with my more intelligent other this weekend about our respective beliefs. She's about as non-religious as anyone I know, but declines to believe that death is the beginning of one's non-existence. "If so, then what purpose does life have if this is all there is?" she asks. 

I, for one, believe that because life is indeed so short, we need to take responsibility for it and try to leave the world a little better than it was when you got here. But for her, the…

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CHRISTMAS MIRACLES OR GOD'S PSYCHOSES?

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

What is the fascination with "Christmas Miracles?" Is this simply ignorant reporters searching for a catchy headline in order to draw readers to their story or is there more to it? It seems that always around Christmas the number of divine interventions increases. These alleged "miracles" make the headlines and perpetuate the silly notion that God has somehow stepped maneuvered in on the affairs of mere mortals and made something a little better.

But here's the rub: most of the time,…

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"Pearl Harbor surprise: Photo of female firefighters wasn't from Dec. 7"--What Can We Learn from This?

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 4:23pm 1 Comment

Bill Dedman, an investigative reporter for MSNBC, has written an article on a photograph that many books and news organizations, including MSNBC, mistakenly characterized as women firefighters trying to put out a fire immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Indeed, the caption from the original MSBC photoblog on the 70th anniversary…

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Another installment of "Intelligent Design"

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 10:37pm 0 Comments

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Also published on my blog: …

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At 10:07am on November 28, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Thanks for the comment on my page! It aint nutin special but thanks anyway!

At 8:23pm on November 27, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Skepticlese!

At 4:35pm on November 26, 2011, Glen Yoshida said…

What a good story. It's pretty cool that in a time of crisis you were able to find strength within yourself. I think that is a difficult thing to do. Thanks for sharing your story and welcome!

 
 
 

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