Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 21 2013

I’ll Take You At Your Word

You tell me you’re a Christian And I’ll take you at your word Though you’re quick to note, the bible Has some bits that are absurd. In your eyes, it’s not a science book; No reason to believe That there ever was an Eden With an Adam and an Eve And the flood is just …

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Mar 18 2013

The Thin Veneer Of Civilization Peels Away

It looks just like civility In towns both far and near It looks as firm as solid oak— It’s false as thin veneer. They go to church on Sundays And they bow their heads in prayer American utopia? Try peeling back a layer. “Our boys are always gentlemen! They like to party, but… They’re members …

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Mar 16 2013

God Is Pro-Choice (Just Anti-Woman)

When God created humankind And said that they were free He showed nothing’s more important than a choice. He could save us from damnation In a heartbeat, but you see, It’s important that He’s given us a voice. If eternity in torture Is acceptable to God As the risk you take for freedom while on …

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Mar 14 2013

Well, Dammit.

I had quite a different post ready to share with you today. You see, I had very recently googled “cuttlefish” (yes, ego-surfing. Sue me.) and found that, miracle of miracles, I was listed ahead of Answers in Genesis. (For context, see this early post where I first noticed how high AiG is on the list …

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Mar 13 2013

Habemus Papem

A cloud of white smoke; the ring of a bell; The announcement of “habemus papem” So, sadly, as far as I can tell It’s too late now to stop ‘em.

Mar 13 2013

A Brief Verse On The Meaning Of Black Smoke

Pope? Nope.

Mar 12 2013

What If Atheism Really Is Just A “Lack of Belief in God”?

There’s no reason to think that we’re better There’s no reason to think that we’re worse There’s no reason to think we’ve been chosen Or are damned by some ultimate curse There’s no call to put faith in the Torah Or in any or all of its sequels And without such a misguided compass We …

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Mar 10 2013

Where Are The Honest Believers?

Where are the honest believers? The ones who know life is a shell? Who know that this life Is just struggle and strife Till we cross into heaven or hell? Where are the moaners and groaners, Condemned from the start, by The Fall? Those who don’t find it odd That, unless there’s a god, Their …

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Mar 09 2013

Where Are The Honest Atheists?

Where are the honest atheists? The ones who think life is so bleak? The ones who recall There’s no value at all And no ultimate purpose to seek? Where are the doomers and gloomers, Who have realized we’re here all alone? Who know life passes by All to soon, then you die, And that’s it …

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Mar 08 2013


Just passing along a link; much too busy for anything else at the moment. You may have already seen it, but NPR has a collection of 100 songs from artists at SXSW (South by Southwest), the music festival in Austin. I’ve shared this with a few family and friends, with nothing but positive feedback, and …

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