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The Book of Wonder
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Truth, one of mankind’s guiding lights for centuries, died in a vicious mob attack instigated by Comfort, Apathy, Dogma, Self-Interest, and Entertainment. She was a pillar of the community, with a glorious history of influence throughout most of our…
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Ah, Truth. I knew her well. Well, as well as anyone could know her, I suppose. From my earliest memories, I can see her there in the background – smiling, laughing as I played my childhood games, gently guiding as I gazed in wonder at the world around me…
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If it is unthinkable to you that your current worldview might be wrong, then you are not a lover of Truth. What you love is Dogma masquerading as Truth. Truth seeks out its own errors and rejoices when inaccuracies are discovered. It does not try to hide,…
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As an atheist, choosing an identity in a predominantly Christian society can be dicey. There’s a lot of social pressure, even among other atheists, to just go along and not make waves, or to be nice but sit quietly in your own corner, or to be vehemently…
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I’m struggling to deal with the thoughts and feelings I’m having today, both in response to the numerous tragedies and wrongful deaths that have occurred across the nation in the last 48ish hours, and in response to the responses I have seen to all of…
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Full disclosure: I was, and am, a Bernie Sanders fan. I was secretly hoping that the FBI investigation was going to result in an indictment, and that the Democrat superdelegates would switch allegiance en masse and support Bernie for the nomination. It…
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“Know your players” is a phrase I first heard in context of team building in a business environment. The idea was to reject the notion that all individuals who held a certain job title were alike, learn the individuals on your team, assign them work that…
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If you have met my son and know our story, you know that he is a one-in-a-million success story in terms of someone who has overcome most of the effects of a relatively severe Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis at a young age. When he was younger, I wrote…
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A tremendous amount of social pressure exists to have kids, and especially younger kids, in church. There are social costs for not doing what everyone else in your family/community is doing with regards to religious indoctrination of your children. Being…
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In my last post I talked about how a willingness to fail had enhanced my marriage relationship. In truth, most of the successes that I have experienced in life have been at least partially based in my willingness to take risks and fail. The secret, I…
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