Leave Faith In
Myths And Superstitions
In The Dust
I am enjoying your Letters Section and find it easy to roam around in. I don't have a computer and can't download on this Web TV set-up so I don't know if your new browser works for me. All I know is I am amazed at the number of people I can relate to o your site.
The new letter titles look great.
I live in Ocala, Florida, a hotbed for fundamentalism and, I might add, KKK thinking. (it's not dead, unfortunately -- the Ocala National Forest can hide a myriad of sins -- and most of these liberty denying folks probably belong to the Southern Baptist persuasion and are supremacists of the worst sort.
I truly wish I could find something in religion to give me hope for humankind. I have gone to so many churches but have had my hopes dashed each and every time. Dogma, dogma, dogma -- I don't even try any more -- Unitarians included, though their statements of belief are more compatible to human kindness than any others I have come across.
The closest I've come to sheer awe of our existence in this Universe has been through the Carl Sagan website. If the truth shall make one free, then scientific discovery has surely done that for me.
Sounds a little nuts, right? To feel a joy in that which points to a direction that will leave faith in myths and superstitions in the dust and demand of man his birthright -- to think and take pleasure in his existence where he can find it. I don't think man was born to hate himself. I think he was born to seek knowledge and pleasure and in the doing knows there are limits to what he may and may not do in the process.
I love ceremony, celebrations, and rights of passage. I love family, friends and human rights -- you already know what I hate.
Oh man, jeepers, if only religion could see it's way past it's negative, negative views of life and grow up.
Material by Cliff Walker (including unsigned editorial commentary) is copyright ©1995-2006 by Cliff Walker. Each submission is copyrighted by its writer, who retains control of the work except that by submitting it to Positive Atheism, permission has been granted to use the material or an edited version: (1) on the Positive Atheism web site; (2) in Positive Atheism Magazine; (3) in subsequent works controlled by Cliff Walker or Positive Atheism Magazine (including published or posted compilations). Excerpts not exceeding 500 words are allowed provided the proper copyright notice is affixed. Other use requires permission; Positive Atheism will work to protect the rights of all who submit their writings to us.