Thoughts about death – Pt. III

If there’s one thing that each and every one of us should have some semblance of control over, it’s our own deaths. Due to the way that social systems are typically structured, the best most of us can manage is some vague power over how our personal lives are run amongst the whole of society, […]

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Thoughts about death – Pt. II

The previous post gave some general thoughts on death from yours truly, a self-admitted atheist and blogger who flies under the flag of “literary humanist.” This post is an explanation of what I would want for myself given my untimely (or if it takes long enough, my timely) death. I actually wrote a letter to […]

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Thoughts about death – Pt. I

There’s any number of reasons why one might think about death. Since I tend to use myself as an example, I could be thinking about it right now because I have a birthday coming up, or because I recently came across a Friendly Atheist video about what atheists should do with their bodies after they […]

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Atheism v Humanism

  Despite the fact that this blog is meant to, if not designed to, cater to a particular audience, it occurred to me that there very likely could be some fraction of readers who are simply happening by without having any real context about what humanism is. Indeed, even the particular audience itself might be […]

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Gambling and other drugs

A quick glance at any given social media site today will give the viewer nothing short of an eye-full of posts on the record breaking Powerball jackpot, which after last night’s inability to cash out, is now over a billion dollars. Think about that; many of us have no clue as to how much money […]

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Dinosaurs ate my Christianity

I’ve been thinking lately about my former faith and how it may have, for better or for worse, shaped the person that I am today. Throughout this little exercise, it’s easy to ask oneself how it happened to be that a person such as I would give up on the beliefs of a lifetime so […]

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#HumanistsRideBikes

According to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency, your “typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.” This is based on a number of different factors, not least of all that the vehicle is driven 11,400 miles per year (mileage taken from the Federal Highway Administration Highway Statistics of […]

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