mist

she sat quietly on the pier

as the early morning mist enveloped her and everything around her

she listened intently to secrets the fairies so graciously shared

and heard the soft reassurances on the breeze

she felt seen and understood for once

and she did appreciate it

but you know the saying…”too little too late”

and she had come here with a job to do

so without ceremony or second thought

she jumped

 

~Melanie Thomason

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Quote~ Clive Barker

“I think that God that we have created and allowed to shape our culture through, essentially Christian theology is a pretty villainous creature. I think that one of the things that male patriarchal figure has done is, allowed under it’s, his church, his wing, all kinds of corruptions and villainies to grow and fester. In the name of that God terrible wars have been waged, in the name of that God terrible sexism has been allowed to spread. There are children being born all across this world that don’t have enough food to eat because that God, at least his church, tells the mothers and fathers that they must procreate at all costs, and to prevent procreation with a condom is in contravention with his laws. Now, I don’t believe that God exists. I think that God is creation of men, by men, and for men. What has happened over the many centuries now, the better part of two thousand in fact, is that that God has been slowly and steadily accruing power. His church has been accruing power, and the men who run that church, and they are all men, are not about to give it up. If they give it up, they give up luxury, they give up comfort.”

— Clive Barker

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Quote~ Gene Roddenberry

“We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.”

— Gene Roddenberry

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Quote~ Epicurus

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

— Epicurus

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Bind

lies that bind my wings

intentionally or not

stop me from flying

 

~Melanie Thomason

6/27/2021

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Quote~ Ruth Hurmence Green

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“I feel that we should stop wasting our time trying to please the supernatural and concentrate on improving the welfare of human beings. I think that, uh, we should use our energy and our initiative to solve our problems, and stop relying on prayer and wishful thinking. If we have faith in ourselves, we won’t have to have faith in gods.”

— Ruth Hurmence Green

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Quote~ Ricky Gervais

The Gospel According to Ricky Gervais (in 140 Characters or Less) |  PopMatters

 

“I see Atheists are fighting and killing each other again, over who doesn’t believe in any God the most. Oh, no..wait.. that never happens.”
— Ricky Gervais

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Quote~ Kurt Vonnegut

“Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.”
— Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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