I was doing rite to Hathor, the Lady of Love, today (i.e. December 16), and something came to me. Maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I wanted to share it with you guys. Whether you think the reason for the season is Jesus, Yahweh or coaxial tilt, isn’t the real reason for the season love? Love… Continue reading The real reason for the season
What do you think? Since I’m asking the question, probably not, right? Are you surprised? So was I. In my death-crawl slog through the book Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt, I find the following passage (pp. 163–64): At the end of the world there will no longer be men and gods, as is clear… Continue reading Is life after death the same as eternal life?
It probably won’t surprise anyone reading this that one of my favorite heroes of all time is Hatshepsut. Plenty has been said and written about Hatshepsut, the woman pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who went from princess to queen to regent to king. There’s a TED-Ed lecture on her, and a very favorable article from… Continue reading Hillary Clinton and Hatshepsut
Once more, I draw my inspiration from Free Inquiry, the magazine for atheists (even though I’m not an atheist). The June/July 2016 issue features two answers to the question “Would You Pray with a Dying Believer?” One atheist writer would; the other would not. I understand this is a little different for me as a… Continue reading Praying with a dying relative of a different faith
I tried twice to write a blog post recently (in case you thought I had forgotten about you guys – I hadn’t). But in the first case, and then in the second case, I decided that I was wrong to try to make an issue of it (no, Stephen Hawking was not ascribing human or… Continue reading The religious, the secular, and the parents who don’t treat their sick children
Unlike my first post on this topic, this wasn’t unexpected, but it still got to me. I went to get my hair done yesterday – my hair isn’t naturally red, but I like being a redhead, so every two or three months I go in to have my roots done, and after a while the… Continue reading The intrusion of religion, part 2
Happy New Year! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve written. I thought about writing a New Year post, but decided I didn’t really have anything worthwhile to say (“goody, another chance to blow New Year’s resolutions” – that’s probably what i would have said, had I written anything). And it’s not my intention to… Continue reading Drawing the line in Oregon