Tag Archive for atheism

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The Saddest Billboard

I’ve been seeing these billboards around Los Angeles (see above), and while I appreciate the smiles on the faces of the people posed in them, I still find the ads incredibly sad. Not because the people are HIV +. No, it’s because God doesn’t love them. I mean, God can’t love them. Because there is no God. I’m sure the… Read more →

Eros Evolving

I take a seat in the back row of folding chairs in Piedmont Veteran’s Hall. While the crew checks the microphones and PowerPoint setup, a middle-aged woman comes down the aisle, bent over a four-wheel Rollator. She stops at a chair and struggles to make the move from standing to sitting. She adjusts an oversized fanny pack that’s slung over… Read more →

Prayer and Comedy

I do not remember where I read it, but there was a story about a convent, practically isolated from the rest of the world, where the nuns spent all their time praying. They prayed when they gardened. They prayed when they cooked. They even prayed when they chewed the food from their garden, which they cooked (if the recipe called… Read more →

Antoine, 17

I met Antoine on the downtown-6 train. He opened up the conversation by asking me about the book I was reading. He was interested in the lettering on the spine—he said it looked medieval French or something like that. I was reading a hardcover copy of Penn Jillette’s God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist. I asked Antoine… Read more →