Monthly Archives: February 2016

No rage against the dying of the light

John Long died on Sunday morning, October 12, 2014. Because he chose to. I had met John Long, J.D., a year earlier due to his letter to the editor in “The Secular Review,” published by the Center for Inquiry. He … Continue reading

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A belated apology to my father

I just want to say I’m sorry. Fifty-five years too late. John Bruce Carver, Sr., my father, died 55 years ago today. I was not yet 23. He was not an educated man, having gone only through the eighth grade … Continue reading

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Flirting with theocracy

Fundamentalist American Christians as a group can no more be trusted to mean “religious liberty” when they say it than the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea can be trusted to really mean “democratic.” My home state of Georgia, accustomed to … Continue reading

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