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Would a True God Bring Trouble to Jerusalem?

I must begin by recognizing that the love one feels for one’s land, whether native or ancestral, can be sometimes very real and heart-felt. The recent hurricanes in Puerto Rico have brought back memories of the love and education I … Continue reading

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The Keepers … and Besty DeVos

At the invitation of an atheist friend, I watched the Netflix documentary series The Keepers recently. The series is the result of an investigation not by the Baltimore police, but by victims and concerned citizens who took it upon themselves to do the … Continue reading

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A Boricua Ponders the Rise of White Supremacy

Hatred never ceases through hatred. Hatred only ceases through love. This is the eternal rule. – Siddhartha Buddha, in the Dhammapada The man who best knows how to meet external threats makes into one family all the creatures he can; … Continue reading

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Nietzsche, on the Genesis of Religion

See Will to Power Reasonings I, II, III, IV, and V Higher than Thou shalt is the I will of heroes – WtP 940 One thing that Nietzsche was good at was insisting on making us confront (in ourselves and in … Continue reading

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Raif Badawi, on How Awful Life is in an Islamic State

“States based on religious ideology have nothing except the fear of God and an inability to face up to life.” “States which are based on religion confine their people in the circle of faith and fear.” – Raif Badawi, imprisoned … Continue reading

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Mike Pence’s School Voucher Program Financed an Islamic School in Indiana

In the age of Trump and Pence, Betsy DeVos will be in charge of public education but does not believe in public education, preferring instead to privatize schools with a strong preference for using public money to fund educational institutions that engage … Continue reading

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The Religion of Peace

I don’t know WHO killed them, but I know WHAT killed them! – Martin Luther King Jr Some time ago, I shared Epicurus’ 18th Book On Nature: Against the Use of Empty Words. It’s time to dig into that arsenal … Continue reading

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