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Posted by on Apr 9, 2022 in Blog, Personal | 1 comment

My Words of Encouragement



I’ve been in the hospital (as a visitor) these past few days tending to a family matter.

Here on our floor, there’s a big whiteboard where patients can write and share encouraging things, which is nice.

See if you can guess what I wrote.



UPDATE: I couldn’t help myself.  New day, a new comment:



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Posted by on Jan 26, 2022 in Blog | 3 comments

The Prayer Line Has Been Disconnected


We’re often told terrible events on earth are part of “God’s plan.” That’s to say, the murdering of infants and torturing of innocents is somehow “excusable” in this sick intergalactic passion play, so long as it’s directed by the wise old man slumbering on a white cloud as part of some grand design. Sorry, but no.  I want no part of this twisted sick fantasy, nor do I want to be cast as an extra in some maniacal epic of pain and destruction.

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Posted by on Jul 6, 2021 in Blog, What's Left | 0 comments

Gore Vidal on Religion



“I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam — good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.”
— Gore Vidal
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