Easter Monday

1. True love in London:

2. The post yesterday mentioning atheists etc. brought some responses via email and I’ve asked if I can use the text of one to put it all in some sort of perspective:

Your dear self professed atheist readers are spot on in their descriptions – note that there is not a trace of description of what they ARE, but only a description of why Christians are silly and shouldn’t believe such things, and hence why sophisticated and intelligent people like themselves are NOT Christians.

It’s all negative – this is what I am not, just like the vegans and meat? and likewise, how do you know someones a militant atheist? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you.

”I demand that you join me in NOT believing in this list of things” is not a very satisfactory philosophical standpoint, other than in sophomoric level debates, and all such were dealt with hundreds and more years ago by very able philosophers and such.

3. It’s in the url:


4. Anyway, what’s so funny about salad?

5. Nixon, Marini and Russia:


6. Url again – worth a Monday read:


7. Last but not least:

[H/T also Chuckles, haiku]

3 comments for “Easter Monday

  1. FrankH
    April 22, 2019 at 10:49

    Re: Atheists defining themselves by what they are not. It’s a strange complaint because that’s the point. It’s from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.

  2. Mark
    April 22, 2019 at 12:29

    I don’t particularly define myself by lack of belief in a God. This is something others generally do for me for a variety of purposes, not all of which I understand.

  3. dearieme
    April 22, 2019 at 15:52

    Hanson: “we were the steward of this iconic representation of western civilization”.

    Idiocy – like almost anything else political framed in terms of “we” or “us” or “our”. The steward is the French Republic – it owns the building.

    Happily the building hasn’t been ruined, and anyway there are lots of other gothic cathedrals and whatnot – in France, and England, and elsewhere. So the hyperventilating is unnecessary.

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