A Note from the Creator

My Image

I see that Ken has the daily mull up and running again, with a few improvements. One of those improvements is a picture of the blogger, next to their post.

This presents a couple of problems where I'm concerned—and I'm going to need a little help from my readers.

The problems I spoke of are:

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A Few Words about the Mosque at Ground Zero

ONE OF THE REASONS THAT I was reluctant to take on this whole blogging thing, when Ken first started nagging me about it, was that I've done this kind of thing before.

Not a blog, exactly—and not in this universe—but I do have enough experience along parallel lines to know that eventually it gets me drawn into local politics.

I generally try to stay above all that.

But sometimes my tolerance for sheer stupidity and for fundamental dishonesty just runs thin.

So I'm going to step in, and point a few things out:

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SPAG and Literary Criticism

THE ONLY RESPONSES I've received directly have been in the comments sections under my posts.

But Ken has gotten some responses elsewhere.

One of my readers criticized his writing, saying that the God "whose personality was established in the letter" wouldn't particularly care about claims of a "war on Christmas".

Another accused Ken of "taking SPAG to a whole new level".

"SPAG" stands for "Self Projection As God" or, as that reader put it:

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The Second Kind of Super Nature, and How Humans Fit In

LAST TIME I EXPLAINED THAT two quite different kinds of supernatural phenomena exist, depending on which definition humans use of the word "nature".

The first kind, based on the idea of nature as "the whole universe that humans experience", is the supernatural world underlying that universe—the supernatural which is just beyond the reach of human experience, mostly being investigated by the physicists among you.

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On the Supernatural

ANOTHER POINT THAT CONFUSES people about me is the whole idea of the supernatural.

"The entire universe you live in: the world of basset hounds and couches and supernovas and praying mantises and chocolate ice cream"

Of course I'm not the only inhabitant of that realm, even in human imagination.

I share that distinction with angels, fairies, vampires, the devil, ghosts, leprechauns, and even Santa Claus.

I think this may be part of the confusion.

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Why an Atheist Site - Part Two

I EXPLAINED IN AN EARLIER post that one of the reasons I chose an atheist site to blog on was that I am, in a very real sense, an atheist.

But I also said that was not the most important reason.

The other reason has to do with the whole idea of channeling, or, if you prefer, inspiration.

The world is full of books which claim to be my words, and frankly that's been the source of no end of trouble.

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God on the Real Meaning of Christmas

SINCE THIS IS THE LAST Sunday before Christmas, and since both Sunday and Christmas are special to Christians, I thought it would be a good time to comment on the whole "War on Christmas" nonsense that fills the airways at this time of year.

Just for the record, I'm really fond of sleigh bells ringing, lit up trees, gift-giving, family gatherings, and even Santa Claus.

I'm not so much in favor of people lying to their children, but that point stands on its own, and really has nothing specific to do with Santa.

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God on Atheism


Since my first post was on the subject of Thanksgiving, I put off the general introduction to my blog until now.

As you may remember, I promised that I would eventually get around to some of the obvious questions, such as "why am I breaking the silence now, after all this time?" and "why am I doing it on an atheist site?"

I'm going to at least begin to keep that promise in this post, and I think I'll start with the second, and probably more controversial, question.

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On Thanksgiving


First, my thanks to the folks at the daily mull, who have been kind enough to channel me and set me up with this blog.

My topic, in this first post, is Thanksgiving, so I'm going to stick to that, and leave all the questions that I'm sure (well, I know, right?) you're all asking for another post—things like "why is he breaking the silence after all this time?" or "why is she doing it on an atheist blog?"

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