Sketches on Atheism

“Of course what you say is true, but we should not say it publically”

“Would you willingly lie to your children?” asks Rabbi Adam Chalom, Ph.D.  “Would you say this is what happened when you know this is not what happened? There’s an ethical question there.” The lie Rabbi Chalom is referring to is the continued maintenance of the popular belief that the Jewish foundation narrative detailed in the … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Well, this is a little embarrassing, isn’t it?

There are degrees of embarrassment; those graceless, mostly self-inflicted pickles which typically range from the mild unease of being caught in a harmless white lie to the runaway shame of accidently sinking your own flagship, the HMS Victoria, as the British Navy did during a somewhat poorly thought-through parade manoeuvre in Tripoli Harbour, 1893. Stupendously … Continue reading

This God Fellow

The not-so-supernatural backstory of this loving- smiting, forgiving-vengeful, pleasant-cheerless sky fairy, YHWH

For Jews, Christians and Muslims YHWH surfed existence before there was existence, sneezed six times, fashioned the universe expressly for man, then waited 13.7 billion years before telling some illiterate goat herders in the desert how to behave. That’s one version of events, the version offered up by same said illiterate goat herders and since … Continue reading

This Superstitious Naked Ape Fellow

Narcissism

nar·cis·sism  [nahr-suh-siz-em] noun 1. Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism. Narcissism: It’s a cornerstone of the Yahwehian religions that have the audacity to claim their god made man in his own image. That is in due course to assume their god has an equal number of hairs as a chimpanzee, albeit ours are finer so as to give the impression of … Continue reading

Sketches on Atheism

Can we please have a logical, rational, cosmologically sound conversation about death without all the magical bugaboos?

It’s coming to us all, there’s no avoiding it, and for far too long religion has occupied the high ground in any conversation concerning it. It’s death, and the balance of power swirling around this rather thorny subject has to shift back – radically back – to the rational and real. Now, let’s face it, … Continue reading