This section has been assembled
as a result of my reading and thinking about religion and the state
of the world we find ourselves in today. As the title suggests, I am
an Atheist and make no apologies about anything a reader
by a Church
The wind slaps a compliant
The gathering echoes
Stray leaves, free
from the grip
by stiff manicured
grass and stone
Religion is organized superstition.
Religious 'values' are human values dressed up in tight clothes.
a fear of unfettered freedom to pursue
Religion puts the
qualities of 'good' and 'evil'
Religion is like wandering
in a strange city where
humanities creative talent by its ability
Any attempt by 'religion'
to control its environment
Fear of criticism equals a fear of 'understanding'.
Again today the news
leads with a soldier's death,
A sad day for many,
friends, family and empathetic listeners.
We stand silent along
the highway of heroes, stand silent
The development of rational thinking will automatically lead to atheism.
The only successful method of proselytizing atheism is to teach the children
how to think rationally and get them excited about the 'real' world.
Diversity is nature's
method of deciding what works best.
Common purpose or
activity should consign itself to being a magnet
Science is like a
roller coaster ride.
Humanity is always
on the edge of a cliff.
Rational logic is
necessary to allow humanity's limited abilities
The 'reality' of God
is continually pushed beyond humanity's understanding
Many believe the universe
speaks and gives clues to man's destiny.
to avoid 'hurt feelings' is a warfare technique
It is madness,
Mirrors can be useful
But getting back to
If that voice demands
We deem there to be an 'edge' to the universe only because
that is as far as we can see or detect with our instruments.
The need for a 'maker'
only reflects our inability to live without
If 'God' is 'unknowable', then how can we imagine he exists.
Our garbage dumps
are filled with things we have used up or are broken.
Religion is like playing
a scratched record.
We exist and strive
to continue that existence in the most comfortable
A poem is a meagre representation of a bird.
A civil discussion
with disagreement is how stones