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Hello to Bygone Ages

Looking at Robert E. Howard’s essay on his imaginary Hyborian Age got me to thinking about a few different issues in fantasy fiction that deals with lost civilizations. The essay tells of a succession of great empires contrasted with barbarians, … Continue reading

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Don’t Mind the Maker

Not long ago, I came across a reference to a possible link between autism and atheism, which was interesting to me as I’m an atheist and on the autistic spectrum. While the idea can be misused, as this Turkish jerk … Continue reading

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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Salvation

The Simpsons has been renewed through the thirtieth season. And to think I remember all the rumors that it would end after the tenth. I’m sure I’ll still watch it as long as it’s on, assuming I live that long. … Continue reading

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Doubters of the Divine

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World, by Tim Whitmarsh – This book is partially a response to the idea that atheism is a new idea, a product of the age of science and reason that turns against ancient … Continue reading

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Misogyny Without Mysticism

This BuzzFeed article addresses something I’d been wondering about recently, which is misogynistic atheists. While a logically possible position, it just seems weird in light of the fact that the major group that’s historically been discriminated against by the major … Continue reading

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Tempting Faith

To my mind, a skeptical or rational viewpoint (using these terms fairly loosely) involves not only refusing to automatically accept anything out of hand, but also not immediately rejecting anything. That’s not to say that all things are equal, however. … Continue reading

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Spirituality in Space

Beth was talking recently about how Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t comfortable with being claimed by atheists, although his argument for it is basically that he doesn’t care for the term. I can understand where he’s coming from to a certain … Continue reading

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