My Six Months With Madelyn Murray O’Hare
by Helen Westover
“Needing to be a good atheist I started my search at the bottom. I hunted and contacted Madelyn Murray O’Hare, the busy body who got prayer thrown out of the public schools. We began a correspondence that lasted about six months. It was the 60s. Enough said. In one of her missives, she told me how to prove the non existence of God. I was to put my then 8 month old son into his room, and shut the door, for 7 days, all while imploring “God” to tend to him. Then I was to witness the consequences. Well, she wasn’t called “Mad Maddie” for nothing. Her counsel became increasingly inane. All the prophets were “dirty old men”, according to Mattie, revealing her deep knowledge of biblical hermeneutics, and with time, and my other studies into atheism (Neitzsche, Sartre, Camus, and the gang) I finally deduced that atheism was stupid. The Guruina herself was a lunatic. So atheism turned out to be a dead end. Why were the atheists so angry at a god who didn’t exist? Neitzsche wrote like a despairing lover who had been abandoned by God. God died, and he mourned Him the rest of his life.
April 17, 2013 at 3:01pm
If I put a desk lamp too near my paper mache earth globe will I get global warming? Will the blue ocean areas start to melt and drip on my nice mahogany desk? How about if I put an electric blanket over my home made paper mache globe will I get global warming? Have a nice laugh today everyone. :-)
Liz, you make so much sense, it's a wonder to me how it escapes so many...
It is a very good analogy!
April 17, 2013 at 2:58pm
uh oh. better armageddon outta here.
April 17, 2013 at 2:47pm
That is so PC incorrect to say”dark skin” cause you are profiling and must be a conservative, racist, homophobe bigot. okay? love and respect. Liz
@Fire Brimming With Stone
How did I do honey? are you happy now? love and respect. Liz
April 17, 2013 at 2:34pm
Christian Rapper Shai Linne nailed this one. The people he named are all about the green backs. Good for him.
April 17, 2013 at 2:30pm
America is AFRAID to have an honest and open dialogue about the reality of racial or ethnic hatred behind crimes like this. Absolutely terrified to bring this subject up. But it needs to. Most of the crimes the world over are fueled by racial or ethnic hatred of one group or individual toward another.
April 17, 2013 at 1:17pm
I miss growing up in the 50s and early 60s when people were still decent and didn’t tell you what they were doing in their bedrooms, who they were doing it with, were no nasty talk shows, tell all society, I mean, people minded their own business and people shut their yap about it. I miss that.
April 17, 2013 at 1:07pm
he doesn’t have time to comment. His plane leaves for Hawaii in an hour!
April 17, 2013 at 1:00pm
when i receive a suspicious looking letter I throw it in the garbage. Can we get some common sense around here or is that too much to ask for?
April 17, 2013 at 12:57pm
letter to obama just tested positive for RICIN. A poison.
April 17, 2013 at 12:54pm
what is that smell? did something die in here or what?
April 17, 2013 at 12:54pm
does this story smell fishy to you?
April 17, 2013 at 12:48pm
the notion of “equality” in marriage is bogus. two dudes don’t equal one man and woman “as one flesh” and never will. get over it. it’s a God thing. No blessing following what they are doing. Don’t expect anything.
April 17, 2013 at 12:46pm
it’s called Free Speech and venting. People are sick of having this agenda crammed down their throat and their business and are speaking out about it. Normal.
April 17, 2013 at 12:36pm
Let them have their fill of each other. Let them drink it down to the dregs.
April 17, 2013 at 12:28pm
You mean that little wimp of a Jewish rabbi 2,000 years ago that you have feminized for your purposes? You mean the one you have rendered so impotent for your own lustful desires that he would just nod and say, “Amen” to any filthy thing you want to do? Would look the other way and smile? Who will let evil doers off the hook? Forgive 70×7 when people show no true amendment of life or no true repentance? Oh that one? That insipid little powerless rabbi? Well, you keep believing in that “version” of Jesus of Nazareth okay? Cause my Bible says this: When he returns in glory he will judge the living and the dead by what they have done. The Book of Life will be opened up. All accounts will be read. Anyone not found in the Book of Life will be…..
Then there is Revelation 19:15.
Have a nice day.
April 17, 2013 at 12:20pm
April 16, 2013 at 5:46pm
oh honey. I would hold him so good. and more. turn him into a REAL MAN!
April 16, 2013 at 5:45pm
It Ain’t Easy Being Screened
I’m for Mr. Kermit
Kermit the Frog
He perform necessary procedures
all day long
I can’t comment
won’t do no good
We all work for
No Plan to Parent in the Hood
I don’t got no
more to say
yeah, you, next reporter
have a nice day!
April 16, 2013 at 5:28pm
I’m pretty sure that Mr. Carney was not held enough as a child. Don’t know what to do about that. But perhaps I could offer my lap for awhile? I mean. For the good of the country.