What Christmas Means to Me
As I write this, it is the end of February 2019. Four months prior, I nearly succumbed to a rare and potentially deadly medicinal side effect of a newly prescribed medication, as well as other ensuing nosocomial infirmities. I am finally able to work and finish this essay, the ideas of which began to gel …
Science vs. Religion (Redux?): How (Not) to Discuss/Debate the Subject
If I were not a rational human being averse to the supernatural, I might be less painfully aware that I live in a world obsessed with subjects that should long be dead, buried, and in many cases forgotten. Surely one such is the question of whether science and religion are compatible or in conflict. On …
Why Does God Have to Be Worshipped?
For so many reasons, no god (even if one existed) could seriously demand worship!
Reflections on Editorial Attitudes
The author of this article charges that recent letters about Israel have crossed the boundary between legitimate criticism and discrimination.
The Day God Lied: A D’var Torah (Exegesis) on the Garden of Eden
Much—so very much—that afflicts humanity today can be traced to the story of the Garden of Eden.
What Kind of Atheist Are You?
I have been asked this question by friends: “Since you do things that are seemingly religious, which in all likelihood no respectable atheist would do, what kind of atheist are you?” What is it that I did, and do, to incite such consternation and make people question my atheism? And, should I still do such …