“What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.”

—Albert Einstein

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My Reading List

Knowledge is king, and I feel so fortunate that I live in a time where all of the great classics of literature are right at my fingertips.

I remember when I was Christian I generally avoided reading other holy books. I definitely avoided books that were critical of Christianity. I think deep down, I was afraid of what I’d find. Perhaps the best thing about being atheist, is my fear of knowledge has completely disappeared. Knowledge is king, and I feel so fortunate that I live in a time where all of the great classics of literature are right at my fingertips. Continue reading “My Reading List”

Secular Lessons for Kids

“I just tell myself that I’m going to read 10 pages a day, no matter what”. —Mom

In one of my previous posts, I was asked if I was going to “dedicate my son” in the religious sense. In that post, I revealed an idea of mine to put together “secular lessons” for kids of atheist parents. I don’t currently know of any materials out there that help kids navigate the world of “right” and “wrong”, for developing their own sense of morality, or teaching reason and free thought. Continue reading “Secular Lessons for Kids”

Considering Mortality

Coping with the realization that there is no afterlife.

Perhaps my greatest regret in losing my belief in god, is also having to let go of the concept of an afterlife in paradise. It’s a nice idea to be rewarded with  a perfect vacation for your soul after you’ve worked hard at life. Yeah… it’d be nice to have one forever party in the sky… sigh. Continue reading “Considering Mortality”