Category Archives: Atheism

POEM: Ed, John, Kevin, Mike, Sid & Me

Ed, John, Kevin, Mike, Sid & Me he stood beside me (I was five) dressed in black white at the throat when he spoke others paused to listen but it was a power he didn’t abuse I knew, in that … Continue reading

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Why I’m A “Science Guy”

Thomas Dolby-She Blinded Me With Science Why I’m A “Science Guy” Today a friend asked me (after learning that I’m an atheist), “So you’re a science guy?” I’ve been asked some form of this question often enough that it’s probably … Continue reading

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Maybe I should become a priest, or, an unlikely turn of events

When I was kid, we had a family friend who was a Franciscan monk. His name was Father Edgar, and he was a big presence in our family, even though we didn’t see him all that often. He knew us … Continue reading

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Buddhism, atheism & me

From Buddha In The Modern World (Ongoing Photo Essay) I’ve been an atheist since I was 15 years old. Before that I was a very devout religious kid. So much so that the first and third things I wanted to … Continue reading

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POEM: Oh Lord

Listen to this poem using the player above. Oh Lord Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me When Charles wrote that, the (magic) mushroom seemed like a very real possibility. Like there could be a day when there … Continue reading

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POEM: Transubstantiation Is A Crock(pot)

Listen to this poem using the player above. Transubstantiation Is A Crock(pot) Thomas didn’t want to touch Jesus because he doubted His existence; he wanted to see if He was tender. “Nothing ruins a sacrament like tough Christ,” Tom said, … Continue reading

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