The Gods of Death and Hatred Grow Quiet
Our Lord of the Gray Reaches reminds us of the old canard, and I am glad he refuses to be silent on the issue, no matter how it disqualifies him for a position in a campaign. Worse than saying "fuck," is to deny the religionists their claim upon all that is right and good; our culture recognises no greater crime than atheism. I would only add one thing, as I lick my own wounds from hidden battles among the lambs and take time to contemplate my role in the blogosphere. The time is ripe, indeed, rotten like a piece of fruit left too long in the sun, for those of us who deny the primacy of mythology and challenge the believers. Their time is ending, they know it, and they fear what will happen, as humanism and technology gentle their ancient habits of pogrom, inquisition and crusade.
Be proud to be in the vanguard. If you are a believer and you truly live by what is best in your faith, take a stand, use your voice and don't let others speak for you. If you are a freethinker unbound by holy books, claim your place at the table, and let others perceive your free mind no matter how uncomfortable it may make them. The time of coerced ignorance enforcing monolithic thought and belief is passing, the multitudinous glories of the greater world are no longer hidden, and no amount shouting and threatening can change that. There is no place to hide anymore, and everyone must for a time don the multicolored coat that is the true range of human though, belief and story.
Here is a riff some of you will know: the funny thing about black and white is that when you mix them, you get grey. And no matter how much white or black you add back to the mix, you can never have completely white or black again.
...life demands my attention, forgive my vacation from the blogosphere for this time.