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  • I am an atheist.

    I have to deal with Christians trying to ‘save’ me on a daily basis for my honesty about my convictions. Please note here that I capitalized the term ‘Christian’. I respect their choice, and but ask they respect mine, though I haven’t encountered one with this capability as yet in my life.

    Today, I encountered one that asked me a new, to me at least, question in their attempt to ‘save my soul’. Failing in refuting all the logic and science I used in the exchange, they asked… “Don’t you want to live forever?”. Alluding thereafter, that “The only way I could was to accept Jesus as my savior”.

    I didn’t have to think more than a second for an answer. I didn’t even bother considering a response to the statement following it either. My answer was a resounding no. Before they could rebut, I explained that one biological lifetime is all I need to know I don’t want to reside alongside my fellow mankind eternally, unless I could foresee at time when we can live as one. When we move far enough into space that we spill over out of our own galaxy, well beyond our galaxy and universe, and into the vast eternity of the cosmos, and still feel as one. As I see us now, we can’t manage to progress past nationalism to even think in terms of globalism. Again; No, not unless we/I could foresee the time when we think beyond nation, through Galactic, past universal, and all the way to cosmic…and I can’t see mankind surviving themselves to get that far.

    The image is of St John's Cathedral in Spokane, Washington. I love the architecture of many churches, but have little liking for the establishments within. I can't in good conscience accept the fantasies they profess to be truths. I also love most State Capital buildings, especially our Nation's, though I'm prone to loath the politicians that reside therein.
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