There. Now You Have a Country.

In case anyone has avoided the bevy of mentions on this site and elsewhere, CFI Ottawa’s end-of-the-world-themed conference, Eschaton 2012, was a few weekends ago, and it was AWESOME.  Recordings of the conference’s talks and panels should be up on AtheismTV in a short while, but for now I want to draw attention to the words of Eric MacDonald of Choice in DyingThe text of his presentation is available here and here.
Take a moment to read that.
Take a moment to read that in Eric MacDonald’s sonorous, quavering voice.

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Do Not Go Gently

I wrote this shortly after my grandmother died in February 2008.  There aren’t enough examples of non-religious grief on the Internet, so I thought I would post it again.  Some recent events make this kind of thing seem appropriate; more on that in future posts.  (The version below is edited for style.)

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Do Not Go Gently