Category Archives: Featured Prose

Forbidden Apples

“See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” is not God’s way. We learn this from Genesis. We learn it as we observe naked Eve and Adam wandering about blissfully in God’s garden of Eden. In that self-same garden … Continue reading

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The Frogs

When Peter was fifteen his grandmother had given him a pair of frogs. “I know how you love animals, so I ordered you a frog aquarium for your birthday,” she told him. And it was true Peter did love animals. … Continue reading

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Litmus Test for Sanity

Nudity is the litmus test for sanity. Sane societies are clothing-optional; they are built on the principle that no one has the right to control the appearance of others. The clothes someone wears or doesn’t wear, the manner in which … Continue reading

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Honesty

Honesty is about being brave enough to embrace life as it is in reality. It’s about taking our clothes off—figuratively and literally—and loving ourselves just as we are. It’s not about making up feel-good stories about heaven, or hoping for … Continue reading

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God & Penises & Vaginas

Isn’t sex just about the most unlikely thing to be God’s handiwork? Imagine the Almighty sitting alone in the vastness of heaven with only His alter-ego Son and Holy Ghost to entertain Himself. Imagine Him after trillions of years trying … Continue reading

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Fictitious Intermediaries & Death

Instead of worshiping God, which we see as a fictitious intermediary inserted between us and life, atheists worship life direct. We prefer our tonic strong, not weakened with sweet lies. We want to drink the truth about life, not willingly … Continue reading

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6 Points for a Graduation Speech

First: I’m only a beginner at life. I’ve never been alive before — this is my first time. That means I’m going to make mistakes. That’s ok. Understand that it’s only inexperience. I’ll try to understand your mistakes if you’ll … Continue reading

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A Few Broad Strokes

Religious atheism can be seen as an attempt to fix religion’s flaws and eliminate its untenable assertions. Most of those flaws revolve around the concept of a spiritual world separate and remote from the physical world of bodies we inhabit … Continue reading

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the Naked Atheist

Had the gods bodies like men and women, desire would be the elixir, passion the holy sacrament, coitus the zenith of heaven. But the gods are forever bodiless, and so bodily delight—the greatest wonderment of all—became the entitlement of sunny … Continue reading

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Here or Elsewhere?

The first great question of life is: here or elsewhere? All our hungers, emotions, fears, inclinations, perceptions, desires, urges, obsessions, wants, instincts and needs answer here. Yet the answer of all the great religions is elsewhere. It wasn’t always so. … Continue reading

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Carol’s Death

I’ve known a lot of death in my life. I’ve lost a brother and a newborn son, grandmothers, grandfathers, a stepfather, two best friends. The influence of death on me began when I was a teenager. My 9th grade teacher, … Continue reading

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Are You a Sinner?

Christians talk a lot about Sin. They say we are all Sinners. Sin was the moon god, worshipped 2000 years BC . In the the ancient city Ur of the Chaldees (located on the Euphrates near its point of entry … Continue reading

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Drop of Summer

Tonight the wolf moon stares across the night and howls its low & mournful, mid-winter howl. Darkness, and winter still, and a moon-howl of cold still on its way. But the afternoon! The slow, unwinter-like hours of sun-flakes wafting down. … Continue reading

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