Tag Archives: Death

The Value of Absurdity

If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed. Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that … Continue reading

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God, Goodness, and Death

This is a special way of being afraid No trick dispels. Religion used to try, That vast moth-eaten musical brocade Created to pretend we never die . . . ~ Philip Larkin, Aubade I used to fear death. No matter … Continue reading

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Rewriting the History of the Iraq War

There are members of Congress, such as John McCain, who would like us to remember the last decade differently. They would like us to remember the Iraq war as a success. Before a whitewash covers the reality of what happened, … Continue reading

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It suddenly occurs to me that religious groups that persuade their members to stay loyal by threatening them with hellfire for questioning doctrine are very similar to child molesters who persuade their victims to keep quiet by threatening them with bodily … Continue reading

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Laugh Deeply

This was posted on a Facebook page: Smile like you’ve never cried, fight like you’ve never lost, love like you’ve never been hurt, and live like you’ll die tomorrow. Not bad, I said to myself. (Although I wasn’t really listening.) … Continue reading

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