Published December 30, 2020 by Nan Mykel

I have recently witnessed the “super religious” (evangelical) among us cling to their thirst for power over “militant secularists” who they say are behind a “campaign to destroy the traditional moral order,” as former AG Barr has preached. In their longing to do away with the separation of church and state they appear willing to stomach dishonesty, cruelty, and the trashing of the Ten Commandments. How in the same breath can they proclaim their religion yet rally around opposite values? And does “secularists” includes those of other faiths?

Today I reached into my book pile and pulled out Sam Harris’ The End of Faith, which more accurately describes my own personal religion. I found nothing militant in it…

“Every person you have ever met, every person you will pass in the street today is going to die. Living long enough, each will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?…

“The only angels we need invoke are those of our better nature: reason, honesty and love.” I don’t know if I agree with him on consciousness –didn’t get into that chapter yet.


  • Nan, well said. Too many overlook the larger messages in religious texts to focus on narrow passages with an intent to exclude. My thesis is religions are at their finest when they are inclusive and at their absolute worst when they exclude. The bible, for example, should not be used as a weapon, but as an invitation. Call me crazy, but that is how I feel and try to act. Keith


  • People Like
    Trump Wrote
    DarK Parts Of
    The ‘Trademark’
    Leaders Who
    Say They
    You Forever
    If Minions



    TheM Oldest

    Stories of Human

    Scarcity Living In Fear

    Where Misery



    Love Each Other Most…

    Other Than That Nan

    Joy To The


    Of Love

    We Still

    Breathe For ALL🥳😁


  • Please share your own experiences here...

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

    Google photo

    You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

    Connecting to %s

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    R2030 - In hope of a better decade

    Personal and political, creative writing and art.

    By Hook Or By Book

    Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff


    My writings of fiction, essay, poetry, observation & commentary

    Intellectual Shaman

    Poetry for Finding Meaning in the Madness


    Culture and Politics from a Mythological Perspective -- Big ideas in plain English

    In Saner Thought

    "It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error"..Thomas Paine

    Lignes invisibiles

    Invisible lines associating ideas, creating images.

    Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

    Second Look Behind the Headlines - News you can use...


    guided by the light of the moon and stars. Bringing Consciousness to modern music one verse at a time.

    The Truth Seeking Atheist

    We should all care about what we can reliably determine to be true.

    The Renegade Press

    Tales from the mouth of a wolf


    Wake Up to Your Life

    SoundEagle 🦅ೋღஜஇ

    Where The Eagles Fly . . . . Art Science Poetry Music & Ideas

    A Napper's Companion

    by John Coleman

    An Array Of Blogs

    Showcasing some of the best blogs the Internet has to offer...and more

    WordPress News

    WordPress News

    Heni's Happy Paintings

    Paintings for Kids and Kids at Heart

    The Past 24 Hours Or So

    Your Daily Dose of Trump and His Administration News

    %d bloggers like this: