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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 30 2012

On Miracles and Microchips…Atheist Science-Fiction.

On Miracles and Microchips   It’s a miracle. Overworked monastic scrivener, in T.V. commercial, upon introduction to Xerox  electronic copier.   The Reverend Gilder Smelt, of the Mail Me Magic Money Miracle Missions Movement, had been blessed with the gifts of miracle healing and of prophecy, but, regrettably and inexplicably, had been denied the gift …

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Jan 28 2012

THE RIGHTS OF THE UNCONCEIVED

THE RIGHTS OF THE UNCONCEIVED   Let’s add to irrationality To nonsense unbelieved And urge, against free human choice, The rights of the unconceived   The unborn, however unwanted, Have protestors who defend Who will not take their misery home But make sure their paths begin   The maimed, the pained, the hopeless Have rights …

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Jan 27 2012

Bigotry Toward Atheists

  American Atheists, Inc. January 27, 2012 AMERICAN ATHEISTS, INC. http://www.atheists.org http://www.americanatheist.org For more information, please contact: Dave Silverman, President 732-648-9333 Blair Scott, Communications Director 256-701-6265   AMERICAN ATHEISTS: STOP ALLOWING PUBLIC BIGOTRY AND PREJUDICE OF ATHEISTS   An Atheist civil rights group announced today its disappointment in the remarks made by an Ohio State …

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Jan 26 2012

On Self-Righteousness

KAGIN’S COLUMN   Edwin F. Kagin is a lawyer‑poet.  He believes that, through grace and faith, this will be a regular column and, if events are predestined, that whatever he believes makes no difference whatsoever.  He can be reached in care of this publication, or through e‑mail at: [email protected] Permission for non-profit reproduction is given, …

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Jan 24 2012

TWO LINES a poem by Edwin Kagin

TWO LINES The future waits in one of two great lines, two endless human queues And each of us is in one line—there is no other line to choose.   Our journey as human creatures has fashioned these two lines With very different features following very different signs.   Through kingdoms and through ages these …

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Jan 23 2012

Blogging for Sport, or Politically Correct Electronic Speech.

  A new thing has come to pass in our brief lives. It is called “blogging,” and this is accomplished by writing or posting something electronically for others to read or view, or whatever, on a computer, a device unknown to Moses, Noah, Julius Caesar, and lots of others. Just imagine, if you even can, …

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Jan 21 2012

ON A NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD

KAGIN’S COLUMN Edwin F. Kagin is a lawyer-poet.  He believes that, through grace and faith, this will be a regular column, and, if events are predestined, whatever he believes makes no difference whatsoever.  He can be reached in care of this publication, or through e-mail at:  [email protected]   ON A NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD “`Who are …

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Jan 20 2012

MORMON SONG

 (May be sung to sorta a combination of “Davy Crockett” & “the Beverly Hillbillies”)   Hear the story of Joseph Smith Snake oil salesman who wrote a myth About a book on sheets of gold Very sacred—very old.   Written in an ancient tongue A tale of Jesus yet unsung The angel Moroni helped him …

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Jan 17 2012

ON COMPETENTIATING CHILDREN

  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Holy Bible   …Your children are not your children…And though they are with you yet they belong not to you…You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in …

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Jan 16 2012

My Name is Edwin.

  My name is Edwin Kagin, not Edward Kagin. This should be clear from the signature on my writings on the subject currently under discussion.  And from all of my writings that can be found on the Internet in various places. My name is Edwin.  Not Edward.  Edwards are far too common. That last comment …

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