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A Rose Without A God Would Smell As Sweet

roseIf God didn’t exist, would roses smell as sweet? Would the music of Beethoven, Coltrane, the Beatles, or Kurt Cobain be just as moving? Would the Grand Canyon be just as grand? Would apple pies be just as tasty? Would great art be just as moving, would poetry be just as touching? Would the sound of the ocean be just as comforting? Would all that is beautiful be just as beautiful?

I think it would too.



I’m starting this blog as an outlet for my thoughts on religion, it successes, shortfalls, and how I get along without it. As an atheist and secularist, I often get accused of only believing in “cold logic”, to which I respond, “What’s so cold about it?" Just because I think critically where where religious people don’t doesn’t make me cold, immoral or unfeeling. I’m not anti-religious per se, though I feel some religious practices do get a free ride where they shouldn’t. The main reason I’m an atheist is that I think a life lived on secular priciples is a better way to live. In reading this, you’ll probably see plenty of ideas you’ve heard before, and hopefully a few you haven’t. With any luck, you’ll understand where I’m coming from, and we’ll both be better off.
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