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Posted inCulture

Atheists who believe in ghosts

Reading Time: 3 minutes Credulity is an odd mix with atheism. After all, the atheist has had to wade through a large network of theological ideas, parse them, critique them, and reject them. This requires incredulity to begin with, and it enlarges incredulity along the way. Such intellectual labor is like attending a seminary of impiety where multi-year courses […]

Posted inMeaning & Purpose

There is a secular afterlife

Reading Time: 4 minutes My family church here in Indonesia offers an online Bible study. One day, at my parents’ request, I helped them navigate to the page. The theme of the day was “Being brave facing death.” In support, a common proverb was offered: urip mung mampir ngombe—”Life is just stopping by to drink.” The proverb invites us […]

Posted inSatire

Letters from the damned

Reading Time: 3 minutes From Cro-Magnon Woman: All of us Cro-Magnons—the men, the women, and the children—are here in hell. Not a one made it elsewhere. When I say ‘men’ and ‘women’ I mean what you would call late teens and young adults, because few of us Cromies lived very long. Not a white hair upon a Cromie’s head. […]

Posted inUncategorized

Christianity and the Afterlife – Post Jesus and Paul

Reading Time: 4 minutes Following his previous two-piece on the afterlife, looking at the claims of Jesus and Paul, Dana Horton guest posts the continuation of that theme in this next one. Thanks, as ever, to Dana: Christianity and the Afterlife — Post Jesus and Paul Many of us were raised in the western Christian culture with the belief […]

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