Comte, Huxley, & Clarke

The higher morality of atheism

__ When it comes to competing with religious belief, atheism would appear to have a problem filling out the dance card for hopes and dreams.  Or coming up with answers to the perceived purposeless, and meaningless emptiness, of the philosophy.  At least, according to religious minds.  Those needing a God and an afterlife to add…

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Communing with nature

Whenever I can get back to nature – particularly anything that has to do with being in the mountains – I am struck by what a peaceful, restful sense, of uncaring timelessness there is about it.  Nothing eternal, mind you – but timeless.  One of the reasons mountains have always been one of the best…

Holy Water

A National Day of Prayer

President Obama noted last Thursday, that prayer tends to join people together – in their humanity, and their commonality.  And, as noted in The Salt Lake Tribune, Utahans joined other Americans – all across the land – in a National Day of Prayer.   As an atheist, I can appreciate how God got invented –…