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To all my readers,

After my latest post concerning matters of religion and my assertion that "pro life" and "pro family" are misnomers, I received positive feedback from half a dozen people in various channels, rude emails from over ten people, and two comments here that included so many profanities and nothing of value I did what I thought I would never do here and decided not to publish them.

People obviously have heartfelt opinions on these issues and many are willing to discuss them in constructive ways, but a disproportionate number seem to be unable to post without resorting to ad hominum attacks on my character. To be blunt, I couldn't be bothered dealing with these any more.

I am a proudly a humanist atheist and may on occasion relay some interesting sites I find here, but I will no longer be creating new posts from scratch about such material. If you have been offended by posts about religion I've posted here, believe me when I say it was not my intention and I apologise.

I'm looking forward to the day when I can have frank and honest discussions about religion and faith without being insulted by religious conservatives or being labelled intolerant by social liberals whom I identify with on virtually everything else. Clearly this time has not yet come.

If you came to my blog here expecting such material, I encourage you to click over to RichardDawkins.net, SamHarris.org, the Skeptics Annotated Bible, the Out Campaign and of course the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Searches for Russel's Teapot, Occam's Razor, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, humanism and secularism will also (to borrow a phrase) set you on the right path.

Sincerely,
Ruben

I was reading a book
Well maybe it was a magazine
Suggestions on where to place faith
Suggestions on what to believe

But I read somewhere that you’ve got to beware
You can’t believe anything you read
But the good book is good and that’s well understood
So don’t even question
If you know what I mean

But it’s all relative even if we don’t understand
And it’s all understood especially when we don’t understand
And it’s all just because
Even if we don’t understand then let’s all just believe

~ Jack Johnson, "It’s All Understood"