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The Lustful Ignominy of Death (#prose #fiction)

An obnoxious funeral for a man of quiet dignity. Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Believe (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

The prompt for day 15 is to write a dramatic dialogue. I think I failed, but here it is, anyway. I wish I could believe in God. It’s a free country. Believe what you want. I can’t believe something just … Continue reading

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Life, Love, and Leaving in Livingston, Texas (#poem #NaPoWriMo)

In a previous century my grandfather died Only weeks after my great uncle. A few weeks later, my grandmother Made a quick trip to the grocery store And returned to find her house in flames. Having lost her brother, husband, … Continue reading

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Texas Tornadoes and the Power of Prayer (#NaPoWriMo)

Oh, Good Lord, y’all, I thank we better git in the house. That sky is darker than Brother Jimmy’s sermon last Sunday, and it’s flashing like a God-damned disco. It’s gonna be a gully washer, all right, but Ronnie’s got … Continue reading

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God is in the Details (#NaPoWriMo #poem)

Some see God where Others see only Pain and suffering. I read in the news About a lady whose home Was destroyed by a tornado, Except for a closet She happened to be hiding in. She called it her prayer … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy (#poem)

“… come out of the wardrobe, cross the line of the rainbow and be who you want to be!” Dona Onete After encouraging him to explore his “other side,” She said, “If you leave me, I will tell about this, … Continue reading

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What scientism means to me

I’ve been reading many posts on scientism lately. Some have been from well-known academics and some have been from less known equally astute members of my social-networking circle. Some seem to equate scientism with atheism, some equate it with a … Continue reading

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Religion and Morality: You could do more

Immanuel Kant said, “Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.” In the past I was of the opinion that if a moral system makes people … Continue reading

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Can we talk?

In recent months (perhaps years, now), it seems the religious and irreligious are divided more severely than ever. In response to demands that intelligent design be taught in schools or that evolution not be taught, writers such as Sam Harris, … Continue reading

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Conceptual difficulties regarding God

Many people are committed to the idea of theism. When a person claims to be a theist, though, we learn nothing regarding the person’s position to any particular conception of God, so all we know about this person is that … Continue reading

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