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Nov 23 2011

Thanksgiving atheist theology

Maybe theology isn’t the best word for it. Well OK, no maybe about it, theology is a terrible word. But whatever you want to call it, this piece by Jennifer Oullette has it and makes a great read the day before Turkey Day for all my godless and atheist curious friends:

(SciAm) — If one embraces an atheist worldview, it necessarily requires embracing, even celebrating, one’s insignificance. It’s a tall order, I know, when one is accustomed to being the center of attention. The universe existed in all its vastness before I was born, and it will exist and continue to evolve after I am gone. But knowing that doesn’t make me feel bleak or hopeless. I find it strangely comforting.

2 comments

  1. 1
    ManOutOfTime

    Have a great holiday. Your work here and at Great Orange Satan is something for which I am grateful! I hope we all get to recharge between now and New Years: 2012 is going to be a motherfucker!

  2. 2
    Aliasalpha

    Reminds me of a Monty Python classic

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