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Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2009 - 10:46 p.m.

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God is Not Great

Hey there.
I can see that there is ONE, yes only ONE of my Diaryland buddies who has updated in the past 3 months. I guess that means they are officially gone.

Well, I guess me too, eh?

I think I'll start writing in here so that I can keep a record of some things. Some life things and some "OOO COOL! I saw it on the internet!" things.

Tonight, I caught the end of an interview on the radio with this guy "Christopher Hitchens", who was talking about his book "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything". Now I cannot argue with most of what he says, and he is delightfully quick of wit and tongue.

So I looked up his book on Amazon, and I will add it to my wishlist. Finances are woefully tight these days, as is time, so it will stay there for now. I must say that Amazon wishlists are a really great way to "bookmark" books, games, all sorts of things from bikes to electronics, for future reference. Even if one wants to buy it elsewhere, you don't have to remember what was your final choice of brands compared: just click "save on wishlist" on amazon, and when you need to know, months later, consult your wishlist. One click through and all the description and reviews will jolt your memory if needs be.

Anyways, I'll let you read about the book for yourself, since I haven't read it yet. But it seems sensible and brings up a lot of what are for me, obvious points about religion, when you look at them as a cross section, vs one at a time.

I'll have to pass it on to my mom.

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previous meanderings - future past

Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Taking Care of Your Cows - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
Saint Joseph robs the cradle and eats spaghetti - Sunday, Jun. 14, 2009
sticky notes and broken irises - Friday, Jun. 12, 2009
The FOODCOMMANDER - Monday, Jun. 08, 2009


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