A middle aged man, undergoing psychoanalysis, returns to his therapist’s couch after a long holiday weekend where he visited his estranged mother for the first time in 20 years.
“How did your Thanksgiving dinner go?” The Therapist asked his patient.
“Well, I think I had one of those Freudian slips that you guys sometimes talk about.”
“What do you mean?” The Therapist asked.
“At one point during dinner I turned to my mother. I…Continue
Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
"You knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13"…Continue
Not From Their Gods, Though. From Religion, Itself...
Mainstream Christianity goes to great lengths to separate itself from its Abrahamic cousin, Islam. However, the commonalities between the two faiths are very apparent to most of us who live free from the shackles of religious…Continue
Today is Easter Sunday. It is the Christian high holy day that has been set aside to celebrate the resurrection of their god-born savior, a tenet which is central to their faith. If there were no resurrection, the human sacrifice known as the crucifixion would be the end of a failed mission. The cycle of the death and…Continue
Australia is in a very privileged position this year. We have an opportunity to tell our government who we really are, what we treasure about our lives in Australia and what we would like to see in our future in this country. In a country that seems to be increasingly pandering to the Australian…Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on April 11, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments
from Martin Pribble
While I may have a strange optimism for the future of humanity, and I think that the answer lies not in the division of the religious and the secular but in the joint efforts of all involved, I still see it as a troublesome proposition. As you may have seen in the…Continue
from Martin Pribble (March 19 2011)
A strange optimism has overcome me today. With all the disasters and unrest around the world right now, you might call me crazy, but hear me out and you may agree with me.
We tend to be a very self-centred and self-interested lot, us humans, and we will always try to look after our own immediate family and community, forsaking the rest of the world in favour of our own…
Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments
from Martin Pribble
1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3They are all gone aside,…
Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments
from Martin S Pribble
"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Delos Banning McKownThis quote has been appearing on Twitter from numerous accounts with the hashtags "#atheism #air" appended to the ending. This does one thing, and it's not in favour of the intended or original meaning or context of the quote. What it illustrates is that atheists… Continue
It is well known that Jews consider their god to be 1.0, Christians have god 2.0 now with Jesus, and Muslims think they are 3.0 since their doctrine acknowledges and addresses both prior religions. So I got to wondering what 4.0 would look like.…
Atheists need a gang sign. Gangs, regardless of their business endeavors, have it right: a simple hand gesture that identifies members. No questions needed. Someone flashes you the sign they’re in the same club. I was in a fraternity as an undergraduate (I prefer to think of it as a charitable…Continue
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, and thanks for joining me again in 2011, for what I hope will be another successful year of blogging. As always, your feedback is appreciated. I'm going to start the year with what may seem to be quite a secular topic (i.e. non religious) within popular culture, but is actually much more.
Over the latter half of last year, I became somewhat…
Added by Martin Pribble on January 8, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments
You know what really gets to me about religion? Preaching. When someone tells me that I'm going to Hell or simply attempts to insert a god into my life, I get annoyed. I have no problem with people choosing to believe in gods anymore than I have a problem with people believing in the Loch Ness Monster. It really does me no harm as long as they don't interject it into public policy or my life in any other fashion. I view it as, "If they are doing no harm, why bother?" But what's worse than…Continue
Added by Gaytor on January 7, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments
"Atheism is a natural conclusion of rational and scientific thinking."Bingo! He hit the nail on the head, and… Continue