Atheist 10 CommandmentsNovember 20, 2018
11. Take a moment every day to be grateful
No matter how bad it gets, someone out there is worse off or dead. That’s the bottom line, isn’t it?
You, on the other hand (if you’re actually reading this and not merely in a coma), aren’t dead yet.
So there’s that.
It’s just got to be mentally healthy to shift your thinking from what’s wrong with the world (or your life) to what’s right — at least once in a while. Hope springs eternal.
I don’t know who the hell this Hope is, but I think she’s got the right idea… springing like she does… whatever that means.
It’s Almost Like You’re Imagining ItNovember 20, 2018
This is something. Commercial artist Joe Reginella mounted an enormous hoax in New York City by making a fake monument memorializing an alien encounter by a tugboat crew that he made up. He also made a website, pamphlet, and a documentary about it. Why? “I made it as a social experiment, to enjoy that moment when …
A Stygian Silence LurksNovember 19, 2018
The Economist looks at what might transpire in Greece with the newly-proposed constitutional changes ostensibly separating the (orthodox) church from state: Even if the mildly secularising amendments [. . .] go through, the constitution would still begin with the sonorous words, “In the name of the Holy, Consubstantial and Indivisible Trinity…” [. . . ] …