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About herkblog

I'm an atheist. Although that's just a part of my life, I consider it to be important enough to me to be the main theme of this personal screed. I am self-employed in a service business and I live in Idaho, a place not known for its liberal qualities.

Regarding Anecdotes

We’re storytellers all. We describe what happened to us on our trip. We tell about that wreck we were involved in. We wax nostalgic over our vacations. And when it comes to religion, well, everybody has a story about that, … Continue reading

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That Old Black Magic

It seems to me that the religious do not think of themselves as dealing in magic. And yet, magic is what religion is all about. There seems to be a false dichotomy that religion is religion and magic is magic. … Continue reading

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Computer World

Before I start, everybody get your tinfoil hats on. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. I’ve been thinking about video games and I had a flash of insight. It’s not a new thing, lots of other people have proposed, … Continue reading

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Atheism Even Less

Based on news from the war zone, Atheism+ is writhing like a bloodsucker covered in salt. I’ll apologize in advance for this comment, but it occurred to me that feminists running an atheist movement is like a science study group … Continue reading

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A Moment to Catch Up

Ah, summer. It’s bigger. What used to be the rainy season is now a one-day drizzle. And with the warm days and glorious sunshine I found myself excavating my back yard, one shovelful at a time and picking through the … Continue reading

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Atheism Minus

It has become all the vogue in the atheist coffee klatsch. Atheism+ is where you should be if you’re a decent, upstanding non-believer, and let’s all leave those despicable, raping, slandering, bothersome atheists out in the cold with their weeping, … Continue reading

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The Misguided Voters

There are political theories that the people are neither well-informed nor capable when it comes to running a country. And as those theories go, the masses have no place in running the country; that responsibility belongs with the elites. When … Continue reading

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