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9/11 Reminiscing

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile. — Kurt Vonnegut It’s been 15 years since the attacks of 9/11. I was 21 at the time, just coming into adulthood. Even though I live several hundred miles from New York City, it … Continue reading

Emotional First Aid

Emotional First Aid

In my last post, I wrote about why I was disappointed by bell hook’s book All About Love. On further reflection, I think it reminds me too much of how I’d listen to sermons in church that would lay out the very real human problems of emotional pain but then — while I was eagerly waiting … Continue reading

Atheism / Spirituality

blaming lovelessness on atheism?

I’ve purchased a book called “all about love” by bell hooks (the lowercase in intentional by the author). I was mostly enjoying it up until the chapter on spirituality where she seems to basically blame the lack of love and emotional fulfillment in modern society on “secular individualism” and “materialism.” I think she says some … Continue reading

Moral Lessons from the Bible: God as the Perfect Father?
Atheism / Bible / christianity / Meaningfulness / Morality

Moral Lessons from the Bible: God as the Perfect Father?

I’ve heard at times from non-fundamentalist friends and family that the stories of the Bible are not to be taken literally but that they provide moral lessons. Sometimes I have to wonder what moral lessons and truths they are talking about. For instance, there is one story in the Bible in particular that honestly and … Continue reading