My grandmother passed away in her sleep yesterday after over 90 years of blasting through life with passion, generosity and unbounded love. She supported every interest I had (buying my first piano and saying bravo loudly...if...and only if I had finally reached my goal and played it well). That's the kind of encouragement you need. The same goes with my studies, sports, love for travel and my intellectual interests. She was cheap with the little things and price didn't matter for the big…Continue
Lions a mere 12,000 years mummied...have been found rather well preserved...and as cute as heck. The first image is one of the cubs. I decided to look at images of other mummified animals and placed them below to share with you. Some were mummified by egyptians and neighbours...others by nature. The second last one is the human animal (a siberian mummified which had tattoos) and the last one was a hoax of a…Continue
Not that anyone is surprised but group prejudice (or bias) is linked to sky God thinking and one-with-the-conscious-spirit-of-the-world. I've only read the abstract and will try to read the article...though not sure I'll understand it.…Continue
Archaeologists working in Turkey believe they have found the missing foreskin of Jesus Christ. While excavating an ancient church known as Beggars Corner, an eighth century building in Sinop, Turkey, they discovered an alabaster-box containing a perfectly preserved bit of flesh, wrapped in goat skin which had been treated with oil of spikenard.…Continue
I once tried to see everything there is to see in Paris in nine days, with mixed results. A co-worker and I had strayed from our official duties at a trade convention in order to see the sights there. I say “strayed” which may be a tad imprecise. The convention was in…
http://www.thespiritualbeacon.net/blog In the beginning there was nothing except a grumpy old deity with a God complex, which is ironic because in this case He happens to be God. After an eternity of doing nothing, God decides to built a universe populated with billions of galaxies and trillions of stars only to ignore all that so he can focus his attention on what bipedal apes are doing with their genitalia.…Continue
When retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the current GOP 2016 front-runner, campaigns, he routinely pitches "common sense solutions from We the People." But it seems the candidate who…Continue
http://www.thespiritualbeacon.net/blog The number of woman Jesus Christ has reportedly sexually abused continues to increase as attorney Gloria Allred brought forth three more alleged victims, who each shared disturbing details of their encounters with the 2000 year old deity.
Brenda Standish, Kelly Nash, and Sally Leland sat down with the lawyer and recounted to reporters their frightening encounters with Christ…
We've touched this topic a few times over the last year. I've always considered consent a pretty big deal...and have noticed too many of my acquaintances (mostly guys) completely misunderstanding what should be a total no-brainer.
It's a quick video that explains why it IS a big deal.
And one church has given a charged response to some proposals, saying that a bike lane near its property would infringe upon “its constitutionally protected rights of religious freedom and equal protection of the…Continue
France is going through one of its periodic bouts of "secularitis" - that disease of the national soul whose symptom is loud and prolonged agonising over the encroachments of religion.
This time the issue is school meals - and specifically the question of whether town authorities should be obliged to…Continue
I feel like I’ve fallen into the poverty trap and I don’t see a way out any time soon….
Here’s how the math works:
I’ve managed to find the cheapest possible place to live on the East side of the Seattle area, where a typical one bedroom one bedroom hole costs $1,400 per month. I found a lady who was originally going to rent her upstairs haven for a bed and breakfast couple on their honeymoon.....somehow she agreed to rent her place to me and my son. She originally wasn’t going…Continue
All that is mine I carry with me
I am a minimalist. In every sense of the word, it is my philosophy on life. I've only recently found it, just as I've only recently found Atheism. Really when you think about it, I've only been an Atheist for just under 3 years, but prior to that I spent my entire young adult…Continue
It is typically intriguing of Justin Bieber to choose cosmology for his first foray into scientific debunking, when many feel he could…Continue
My mom is genuinely bewildered that I would "choose" to be atheist. I remember when I was a believer just pitying atheists, because they didn't "know the lord" as I did. It was an egocentric thinking error to assume that the atheist hadn't experienced what I had. In truth, I had never experienced the myriad joys of being a free thinker. Here's my article: Why would you want…Continue
It's been a while since I last blogged. I stepped out of the atheist forums because - wow - the drama and infighting got to be too much. I think it's all cooled down a bit (or maybe I'm just too out of touch haha). Plus, after being an atheist for seven years, atheism is just a passive part of me and I don't think about it much. I got through all the stages of deconversion. There are some lingering issues caused by a life of indoctrination, but none that debilitate me or even concern me at…Continue