Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What Can Atheists Celebrate

I found this video on another website and thought it was interesting enough to include here. It really drives me nutty that theists truly think that life is not worth living, or in this case, celebrating, without proscribed religious holy days based on half-truths and fairy tales. It seems to me that Christians and Muslims (to name only 2) have it completely backwards. What on earth do they possibly have to celebrate if all they are doing is marking time until they can be raised up for a second, eternal life in Heaven? To my way of thinking, those of us who are focused on the here and now have much more reason to celebrate, because we know just how precious this one shot we've been given at life really is.

Quote of the Day:

"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live--moreover, the only one."

--Emil Cioran

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Universe Not Made for Us

This is just a really lovely video put together with Carl Sagan's words. I find it inspiring and it reaffirms for me just how much we've lost with Sagan's death.

Quote of the Day:

"Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy."

--Carl Sagan