The Visitor

Would we appreciate a superbeing for what they are, not for what we have made them? More

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About Peter Keats

I was raised Church of England, because that's what my parents did, back then. I joined the choir and had a great time singing my head off, all the time not really getting behind what this religion thing was. As I left school and moved away I felt no urge to join a local church, and then I got married in a civil ceremony, we had the children, they grew up, we got divorced, and there I was, on my own. During the time that I was out working I read more than I did while I was at school, and became an apathetic agnostic. It served no purpose to me, and I had no interest in it, this strange religion thing. In the last few years I find I have moved from sitting on the fence (rather painful) to becoming an out-and-out atheist - even, in the words of that legend Christopher Hitchens an anti-theist. This serves me well, as I find the insanity of 9/11 and subsequent abominations justifies my non-interest in faith. More than that, I find I now follow atheist groups on various social media, and joined the Humanist Association in the UK. All of faith has its origin in history, and it is ancient, ignorant history - in 1900 we couldn't even fly a plane! It will take a while, but the rise of free-thinking is guaranteed, even while so many countries desperately try to crush it. It will be long and painful, but they will fall, as sanity rises.

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