Monthly Archives: April 2011

MLB Preview: NL West

Opening day has come and gone, but there is one preview left.  I’ve gone back and forth on the west, and had all but settled on a winner when a closer examination forced me to change my mind. Continue reading

National Atheist Day

Atheist Barbie

(Hattip for the Atheist Barbie pic to its creator, Atheist Blogger Blag Hag.)  Another April 1 rolls around, and it is time again to observe National Atheist Day and salute those atheists who, as part of the herd of independent atheist thinkers, bravely assert that, yes, matter and energy did arise ex nihilo without God, and that belief in God is too silly for a person of intelligence.  (Sorry Saint Augustine and  Saint Thomas Aquinas!  Sir Isaac Newton you simply lacked the intellectual heft to embrace belief in non-theism.)

In honor of the day, I think Sir Francis Bacon’s essay Of Atheism from 1601 might be appropriate:  Continue reading

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