Photo of the day – I got irony for Christmas

This year my wife and I decided to keep Christmas simple and focus instead on the kids! But we did get each other a small present each. My present had the greatest irony, getting the Christopher Hitchens book “God in not Great”.

I’ve not been one to be good at figuring out when something is ironic, but to get an anti-religious author’s book at Christmas has got be irony. Or how about getting an anti-religious book by a famous dead author on the very day that Jesus was supposed to have been born? Or that I got a present at all when I wasn’t supposed to and that it was about all of the above? Triple irony? Does it even exist?

I’m quite excited to read the book(when time allows!). I’m sure it will make for some thought provoking blog posts in 2012!

Now I’m off to enjoy a nice dinner at my mother-in-law’s.

Merry whatever you celebrate!


Photo of the day Aug 13, 2011- Reading a book?

Today, a friend of mine posted a comment of Google+ that she was reading a book about vaccinations. I can’t explain the reason why, but whenever someone tells me they are reading a book, I get jealous. Perhaps it is because I ‘think’ I don’t have the time to sit and read. Truthfully, I don’t make the time. I probably read 2 or 3 books a year.

Books take dedication. Time. Concentration. Patience. They also provide a sense of calm, use of imagination, and the opposite experience we get with computers, the internet, and technology, which is always looking for the quick solution, and answer.

Later in the day, my wife and I were looking for a baby names book stashed in a bunch of boxes in the corner of the living room. I came across the book above. It is my wife’s, but I never knew she owned it.

As many of you know, I’m an agnostic atheist. In other words, I am absolutely certain there is no god from what I understand of the world, but can accept that I may be wrong. I live my life as an atheist, and don’t have any need to try and find any other explanation of the creation of human life. I believe I know, and have piece of mind in this belief.

One thing that I have had an interest is called ‘atheistic buddhism’. From my brief look at the topic, buddhism at it’s core is not about what happens before or after life, but deals with living in the now. It has nothing to do with gods, praying, or worship. It deals with, well, I guess I’m going to find out what it is really about…

This really interests me, so tonight I’m going to start reading “Buddhism. Plain & Simple” – The Practice of being aware, right now, every day. – by Steve Hagen

If I become enlightened, I’ll blog all about it… 😉

Bobby Henderson is a Genius.

Flying Spaghetti Monster sketch
Image via Wikipedia

I wrote the other day about a fascinating topic. Geniuses. I really don’t know what makes a genius, or who is correct in defining them, but I know of one person that I think is a genius.

He could have an IQ of 100, and it wouldn’t matter. His name? Bobby Henderson.

He wrote “The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster“, as well as his famous letter to the Kansas School Board. Continue reading “Bobby Henderson is a Genius.”