Here’s a fun growing list of atheists to share with you. I’m particularly happy about Bruce Lee, John Malkovich, Jodie Foster, Eddie Vedder and Kevin Bacon.
Get to know an agnostic. On the list, Uma Thurman, Bill Nye (The science guy) and Dave Matthews.
God Delusion- Markella Hatziano
This song kind of blows, but the message is provocative.
It’s official, I’ve been in Chicago for 10 years.
More than any other New Year, I’ve been reminiscing a lot lately. It’s probably because 2000 was a landmark year. I moved to Chicago after growing up in the religious deep south. It’s as if I literally did what my mind had already done. I moved from a religious place to a diverse, a-religious place.
Continue reading “Landmark Hallmark, 10 Years in Chicago. I’m mailing you this card with a cheesy sunset photo.”
Friendly Atheist Hemant Mehta reminded me about David Hayward recently. Hayward is a pastor of a church in New Brunswick, Canada. The guy is probably one of the most creative Christians I’ve ever experienced. He draws cartoons and writes songs. I could spend a long time on his blog just clicking next to see what he’s done now. I thought that I have posted about him before, but I must have posted something on Facebook one time about him.
He openly raises questions in his church and on the blog that defy his own faith. He’s inappropriate, non-orthodox, self-admittedly hypocritical and contradictory. He’s on a search for “truth”. He’s got to be one of the most honest Christians I’ve ever happened upon.
You should go check him out. I wouldn’t support him personally, but I do think it’s pretty cool that he includes a link at the bottom of each post that says, “If you like this post, buy me a beer.”
I find him entertaining, because there was a time when I would have looked at this site, and my head probably would have exploded from listening to a “Christian” talk like this. There was a time when it would have been so sacrilegious that I would have run from it. At the same time, I would have bookmarked the page and done the rough equivilent of reading his site with a sheet over my head and a flashlight so my parents or friends wouldn’t see that I was reading such trash.
It freaks Tina out that there was a time in my life that I was so uncomfortable with all things sacriligious that I avoided them in public. In public, I hated Alice in Chains, “Man in a Box“. If I listened to the song, I would sing all the lyrics, except, “Jesus Christ, deny your maker.” I had a lot of songs like that. I should keep a list and post it here. You’d probably laugh your ass off at how pious I once thought I was.
But I digress. Here’s Hayward’s art. Go check out his blog. You may love it so much that you’ll convert.
Tina and I have been dogsitting. The house where we stay doesn’t have wireless, and I don’t like using their computer. It’s off in a corner away from everything.
The dogs are great though. Here’s a pic. I’ll be back in full swing after the weekend. There are still some posts waiting to come out in the queues, though. So check back.