It's a common misconception (not to mention a sweeping generalization) that all atheists hate everything about religion. I for one can say that that isn't so. So in hopes of building bridges--and being less of the "negative nancy" I seem to have been lately--I thought I'd write a list of things that I do like about various religions, and I encourage commenters to do the same. After all, we're all sharing this tiny pale blue dot together.
We're all pagans, Dionysians, Kemetics, polydiests, or combination of the four. Oh, and one very open minded Christian. So, it's not your gang of folks and subject…Continue
First thing first: How are we doing on the smitings?
I had given ample opportunity for smitage: I flew from Portland ME to Columbus OH in January, then drove back across New York (during a Lake Effect snowstorm I'll add!) and didn't even have anything that can remotely be construed as a smiting. Not a bruise, not a bump, not a fender-bender or so much as a…Continue
Exciting news has rocked the world of astrology today. This is sure to be the biggest thing to happen to astrology since, like, it was discovered that the earth orbits the sun.
There's a new zodiac sign, folks. It's Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer (or snake charmer, depending on whom you ask).
You see, when the original zodiac was…Continue
It's taken a while to find the words to write this blog post. It's been a hard week, reading the news, and thinking of the lows to which humanity has sunk. I've felt the awful ice-in-my-heart feeling of depression creeping in, gripping hold.
And suddenly, I got it.
I really, truly, without question, understood in my heart just what it is that makes people need religion so desperately. The pain of realizing that so much evil can exist is beyond the measure…Continue
Added by Laura Foster on January 12, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments
I've discussed with some fellow non-believers about the possibility that there's a bit of a game of prayer-hockey going on, between people who are praying for me to be smote…Continue