Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

As fans and followers of Nobel Prize-winning writer and philosopher Albert Camus are celebrating the centennial of his birth today, people of many faiths and no faith at all do well to remember his legacy when it came to religion. Most importantly, as an unbeliever, Camus offers a powerful counter-example to the stridency and animus of the “new atheism” associated with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and others. Indeed Camus makes us long for the days of the “old atheism” when religious people weren’t mocked for their so-called irrational beliefs; bullied by the charge that “religion poisons everything”; and told to step aside while secularism sweeps clean the religious debris from public life.

It is time to move on, move forward, leave the past, present behind and your future alone. Focus on a new you, a better you, the true you. When you are OK, so then will you be able to help, teach and elevate others, even as you doing you.

Love Unconditional
SR

The Evolution of Eloquence

It’s Time

Sheltered in the consistency of daily events,

Now in this season of changes. It’s,

Time to let go,

Time to shed skin,

Let the old leaves fall,

So, the new ones have a place to come in.

 

Sheltered in the comfort of what I thought permanent

Now in this season of changes, It’s,

Time to let go,

Time to move on,

Let these old people fade,

So, I have time to meet new ones.

 

Sheltered in the conformity of those around me and,

Now in this season of changes. It’s,

Time to let go,

Time to to break free,

Let these cracks run through the mold,

So, I have proof that all that I have, am, and will give up,

Is collateral for growth.

– James Revels III

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