I wrote this some time ago having been influenced by Harlan Ellison’s The Deathbird story. It’s partly an homage to that and partly an attempt to have a go at a very different style of writing. I hope you enjoy it. I This is the way we kill our gods Kill our gods Kill our … More Story – Deicide
Backwards It’s all backwards You begin in hell and then ascend Backwards Twisting Your hands emerge from earth Upwards You wrench like a wretch Lurching Falling upwards Against gravity Against sanity Against purity You fall Upwards against your will Slitting your way up the heavenly hill
I took part in a questionnaire a while ago concerning religious beliefs. I thought I’d share this as it sums up my position on religion. Were you raised atheist or did you have a religious upbringing of some sort? In other words, to what degree (if any) was religion or atheism part of your family … More Atheist Questionnaire
What’s so great about belief? You don’t live one day longer, You don’t grow any taller Or for that matter, any wiser What’s so great about belief? Nothing, so far as I can see You throw away a bunch of fairy-tales Except the one, which you keep and lock in a box, A costume cap … More Do I Want to Believe?
What do I believe in? This is a difficult question to answer. As an atheist, I don’t believe in any gods and there’s plenty of other things I don’t believe in – leprechauns, fairies, goblins etc. I think part of the reason is that when you say ‘I believe’ in something, you are placing trust … More So What Do You Believe In, Then?
NB – Being an atheist and humanist it may surprise some to know I have the utmost respect for Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. Along with Dante’s Divine Comedy it’s one of the greatest and most imaginative stories ever written. The following is a parody, but I hope a reasonably affectionate one. Here, my everyman equivalent of … More Lay Off the Kool Aid – The Progress of a Pilgrim