February 10, 2016
“The atheist does not say and cannot prove that there is no deity. He or she says that no persuasive evidence or argument has ever been adduced for the notion. Surely this should place the burden on the faithful, who do after all make very large claims for themselves and their religions.”
“What We Were Reading: 2006,” Guardian, 12/05/09
May 15, 2015
“Religion. It’s given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”
The Daily Show, 5/15/15
February 9, 2015
From American Scripture, Making the Declaration of Independence, By Pauline Maier
” . . . . the committee appointed Mr. Jefferson and me, to draw them (i.e., the ‘Articles’) up in form, and cloath them in a proper Dress. The Sub Committee met, and considered the Minutes, making such Observations on them as then occured: when Mr. Jefferson desired me to take them to my Lodgings and make the Draught. This I declined and gave several reasons for declining. 1. That he was a Virginian and I a Massachusettensian. 2. that he was a southern Man and I a northern one. 3. That I had been so obnoxious for my early and constant Zeal in promoting the Measure, that any draught of mine, would undergo a more severe Scrutiny and Criticism in Congress, than one of his composition. 4thly and lastly that would be reason enough if there were no other, I had great Opinion of the Elegance of his pen and none at all of my own . . . He accordingly took the Minutes and in a day or two produced to me his Draught . . . “
February 17, 2009
Have you ever bought a bag of mixed nuts, still in the shells, and it seemed like every one you cracked turned out to be bad—old, stale, dry—and if you were lucky, you got one perfect one? That, a wise friend told me on Valentine’s Day, is not unlike love.
Copyright © 2009 Jim Sizemore.