Hi Josh! Thanks for your latest post . Again – I appreciate the time and effort that you put into these communications. It’s always important to engage in meaningful and well-intended debate as part of a civil society. In your post, you noted that I tend toward prolixity. Sorry about that – it’s just part of […]Read more "Why ought we be moral?"
You know – the smell test. Crack the lid a little and take a sniff and see if that jug smells “off”. It’s usually quickly apparent that your nose can tell you things that your eyes and ears can’t.Read more "Failing the smell test"
Hi Josh et al! Thank you all for taking the time to read this – I appreciate the honest dialogue. Note: If you’re new here you should probably check out the following first: My original blog entry from when I deconverted – http://disconnector.googlepages.com And here’a a quick link to the blog post that I’m replying […]Read more "A moral yardstick"
“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something that we do not understand”
Frank Herbert, “Dune”
A postscript – written October of 2009. Living a life of freedom after faithRead more "Awakenings – a postscript"
I will never forget it.
It was late one night and I had been reading Anthem by Ayn Rand. I read the last paragraph, leaned back in my chair, breathed a sigh of relief, and gave it up.
I gave up my faith in any supernatural being, power, or existence.
I surrendered to reality.
And like a dream that passes as you wake, my faith evaporated and I was free.Read more "Awakenings – 5"
Something awesome had awoken in me that day – I was disgusted, my moral sense was affronted, and I was finding it difficult not to go inside and drag my wife out to the car.Read more "Awakenings – 4"