The black cat has crossed your path,
Beneath a waxing moon,
The shadow in reflective light
A whisper of your doom.
Ominous, the night is young,
And curious thoughts pervade your mind,
Of all that lies before you,
And the cat you left behind.
The black cat has crossed your path,
Dancing to a madman's tune,
For adults as well as sophisticated younger readers, my recent novel Polly and the One and Only World, which features an atheist witch navigating a theocratic, post-oil America, has been getting excellent reviews and international attention.
Russell Blackford says, "…
Just heard that the comedy actor Gene Wilder has died Aged 83. A real shame he was a great comedic actor. I don't think I've ever seen him do a bad performance.
Political Progress for Nonreligious Americans
By David Niose
Secular Americans, long ignored in the realm of politics, are finally starting to be seen as a group to be reckoned with. In a sign of the nonreligious sector’s growing numbers and political muscle, a resolution validating the group was enthusiastically passed by the influential LGBT Caucus at the Democratic National Convention in July. The resolution recognizes the “value, ethical soundness, and…Continue
"Terrorists are "psychopaths and fascists" and so-called Islamic State "a monstrous magnet for the worst" says Bernard Henri-Levy. The French philosopher and public intellectual tells John Humphrys that populations under attack from terrorism need to develop a kind of "sixth sense" of danger, accepting that an attack could happen at any…
Syrian Refugee Wielding Machete Kills Woman
This is just the latest attack by a lone assailant claiming to be a Muslim. With ISIS and other groups telling Muslims around the world to attack people from countries who are thought to be the enemy of Islam.…Continue
Christopher Hitchens | A tribute to 2nd Lt. Mark Daily
Thus is a must watch video.
1 July 2016
Commuters across the UK were stopped in their tracks this morning as thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniforms took part in a unique event to mark the…
It was something over a year ago that I learned that Cleveland was going to be the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention. The prospect of having a bunch of misogynistic, homophobic, mostly white guys invading The Best Location in the Nation was not a welcome thought, as you might well imagine, and that many of them were scornful of the concept of church/state separation did not help matters. However, I was encouraged by some discussion at a meeting of the Northern Ohio Freethought…Continue
Facebook facing heavy criticism after removing major atheist pages
This terrible murder of a young member of Parliament just goes to show that gun violence can rear its ugly head anywhere not just America. The killer was heard to shout out Britain first or Put Britain first. Here is the BBCs report of the event.
1 hour ago
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There are lot of people I've met online since I became an atheist, many of them I am glad to call, "friend." Still, it's something altogether different to MEET these same people in the flesh, or at least be close enough to photograph and hear them speak live. Being able to do that a few times this past June 4th was as valuable to me as being able to attend the Rally itself, and I am glad to share with you some of those very neat moments here.
Here's Daniel and I.…
Added by Loren Miller on June 13, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Driving 360 miles with a lousy cold isn’t ordinarily my idea of fun, but this was the Reason Rally, and those don’t happen every day. So I added zinc and Hall’s Mentholyptus to my overnight bag and set off a touch after 8 AM Friday. Turns out the drive was pretty easy, and I got in around 2:30. There wasn’t a lot going on at the time, and I wanted to decompress after the drive, so there wasn’t much to do other than collapse! I DO want to note, however, that one thoughtful provision had been…Continue