Osama Bin Laden: Fatality

That was some big news for a Sunday night.  It's the kind of news event where you'll always remember where you were when you heard it.  Like, of course, September 11th. I was at home, checking out NYTimes.com when I saw the Breaking News alert.  I turned on my TV and waited for Obama's speech.  … Continue reading Osama Bin Laden: Fatality

When we die, we will die with our arms unbound

What happens to us after we die? Kind of a big question.  Or, you know, the biggest question. Religion developed as a means of answering that one question (before tackling other subjects). Heaven, hell, purgatory, reincarnation, Morgan Freeman.  We expect that we will experience one of these things when we make our last CO2 deposit.  … Continue reading When we die, we will die with our arms unbound

I Am An Atheist

I've just picked up two plates from the table, the remnants of a mostly eaten meal still on them, and I'm balancing them in my left hand as I ask if there will be any dessert for my guests (there will not), 60-something-year-old visitors from Louisiana who have been very pleasant all meal, a friendly … Continue reading I Am An Atheist

This is what you get when you mess with us

Note:  I try to keep my philosophical musings to a more theoretical/universal level so they don't fall into the trap of anecdotal irrelevance.  However, on this particular topic, my recent experience is too fitting to ignore.  Considering the voyeuristic nature of our culture, this is probably the type of thing that I should be writing … Continue reading This is what you get when you mess with us