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Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar

TweetDunbar’s a bit stilted for my taste, though when he confirms my biases I waver in that judgment. “Religion” (1913) I am no priest of crooks nor creeds, For human wants and human needs Are more to me than prophets’ … Continue reading

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A Mark Twain Passage in Honor of the Anniversary of Christopher Hitchens’ Death

TweetFrom “Letters from the Earth,” which you should read, asshole. Letter VII Noah and his family were saved — if that could be called an advantage. I throw in the if for the reason that there has never been an … Continue reading

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On Agnosticism vs. Atheism

TweetOn Agnosticism vs. Atheism, in which I piss off lots of readers For a long time I prefered to call myself “agnostic” as opposed to one of the many terms that suggests some amount of gnosis about the universe and … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan Quote

TweetOne of the strains of the Skeptic/Atheist community I really dislike is the people who conflate reserved judgment or nuanced views as signs of weakness. For example, self-proclaimed agnostics are often mocked by Atheists as cowards. It was encouraging to … Continue reading

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Short Story: “Nat”

TweetHey guys! This is my first attempt at short fiction for adults since I was in college. Please let me know what you think (and tell me if you find any typos). This blog is a place for me to … Continue reading

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