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Have a Very Reflective (and Not Too Melancholy) Christmas

One’s a Christmas song, the other isn’t. But, somehow, they seem to go together. And:

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Confidence Fail: The Four Confidences and Atheism

It occurs to me that life turns on four confidences, three of which atheists and agnostics simply do not possess. If one wonders why so few people are atheists and agnostics, a big part of the puzzle may lie hidden here. … Continue reading

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Ricky Nelson Singing “Lonesome Town”

That’s swell, Rick:

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What’s Atheism Good for? Ctd.

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“I shall look after you, and you will comfort me”: A Beautiful Scene from The Bride of Frankenstein

My all-time favorite scene from any of the Frankenstein movies. It comes from The Bride of Frankenstein. God answers the prayers of a lonely blind hermit, sending him a friend. Prepare to cry: 

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Dialing for Love: She Wanted Miracle, Mystery, and Authority

This today in Spiegel: A German woman looking for love dialled the emergency police line 13 times saying she wanted to meet a policeman. And her wish came true — two officers arrived to disable her phone.

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The Heart

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The Office as a Burial Ground: Undated Image of a Writer

In an oral culture you are with others in groups, and you hear living voices, and you are frequently out of doors and engaged with the world. In a literate culture you value withdrawal from groups and withdrawal from voices, and are indoors a … Continue reading

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