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Positive Atheism with Humanist Nuances



Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:05:48 +0000

 



Yet another “end” has come

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:02:52 +0000

(image) The Eloquent Atheist has been back up and running, for about five months. During that time, we have published 214 new items, more than half of all the columns published in our entire history. During that short time, we have had many thousands of readers stop by and read our offerings hundreds of thousands of times. Not a bad record for just five months. Read on...



A world full of desire

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:05:28 +0000

(image) Tis a world full of desire. In which thoughts tend to conspire. Soldiers everlastingly ready to wait. Destined to face their inevitable fate. Read on...



Midnight Train

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:45:54 +0000

(image) Whenever I take a seat in the pale, old dust-chained seat of the midnight train Read on...



….this is how I die everyday

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:08:07 +0000

(image) Like the penetrating touch of cactus, Leaking my soul constantly, I urge myself to sleep in harmony, Yet my eyes disagree. Read on...



….in the silent wind

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:51:09 +0000

(image) Swarming up to my spines, The lusty fingers, As I walk, In the silent wind. Read on...



Which lies are better: religious or political?

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:44:29 +0000

(image) In this space, we often make a big deal about replacing religion-fueled politics with secular-based politics. We want the clerics and preachers to quit telling people how to vote from their pulpits and go back to science-based reasoning for our governance. We somehow feel that this is a big part of the answer for what is wrong with the world. And we may be right. But did you see the recent Obama-Romney debate? Did you get the feeling, later verified … Read on...



Silver Tears

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:28:01 +0000

(image) You say that you have long since turned off all the lights but one, the light beneath which I have kissed you while pearly dew glittered all around us, Read on...



Historic Humanists- Clara Barton

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 23:32:23 +0000

(image) Clarissa Harlowe Barton (better known as Clara Barton) (December 25, 1821 (although there is a confusion with her date of birth, as her birth certificate says the 25th, while her family members say that she was born the day before Christmas, the 24th)–April 12, 1912) was a pioneer American teacher, nurse, and humanitarian. She has been described as having had an "indomitable spirit" and is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross. Read on...



First Love, 1983 (an excerpt from The Donkey Prince)

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:20:06 +0000

(image) Toronto is a new city of the mind. I think it was Samuel R. Delany who said something about the way cities change, how going to one changes the one you’ve come from, changes it in you, and changes you at the same time. Maybe it was Ray Bradbury. From the bus that morning I saw Toronto for the first time, apartment complexes and office towers of glass and steel, cavernous downtown streets and the harbor with miles of urban … Read on...



Historical Humanists- Professor Henri Louis Bergson

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:31:54 +0000

(image) Religion is to mysticism what popularization is to science” “Homo sapiens, the only creature endowed with reason, is also the only creature to pin its existence on things unreasonable” “The essential function of the universe, which is a machine for making gods." Read on...