When the moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, that’s when this atheist, skeptic, critical thinker and, yes, humanist loses it, thinking it would be a good idea to present the eighteenth version of the Humanist Symposium with a zodiacal theme. It’s downright silly but where does it say that humans have to be so serious all the time? No-one with a brain (or at least one that is switched on) gives much credence to astrology, but sometimes it can be fun. So in the spirit of frivolity that comes with spring, let’s peruse the most recent submissions (and a few that were not submitted) to the Symposium from an astrological perspective.
I mention this for two reasons:
- I submitted a contribution to the Carnival, and it is there for your reading pleasure along with a dozen or so written by other godless blogging masochists.
- It’s a nice way to broaden one’s horizons. I’ve found new blogs at past Carnivals that I now check regularly. Perhaps that will work for you too.
And while I’m at it, I forgot to mention last week’s Humanist Symposium, so I’ll correct that oversight now. I’m signed up to host one in April.
Well, just two, but I’m sure there are more out there.
First, the 11th edition of the Humanist Symposium is up at The Greenbelt. I believe I actually have a post on this one.
And the 79th edition of the Carnival of the Godless is running through a version of “‘Twas The Month Before Christmas” over at The Sexy Secularist.
I hope I can get my Sunday chores done so I can read these today.
Is now up and running over at Greta Christina’s Blog. As an added treat, it is also the first Illustrated Edition of the Symposium.
And, if you think that’s overwhelming, the next version of the Carnival of the Godless has been simultaneously posted over at The Skeptical Alchemist.
After you have finished reading the New York Times this Sunday (even if you have to wait ’til Tuesday) you’ll have plenty of reading to pick up the slack.
The latest iteration of Carnival of the Godless has been posted by Tobe over at his blog, A Load O’ Bright (as they’ve renamed it in Ireland). There is a lot of good reading for this Sunday, so check it out. You’ll probably find, as I did, that there are other blogs out there you never knew existed, but wished you had, and now do.
The latest Humanist Symposium, number eight, is now up and available over at Eliptica for your reading pleasure, or if you’re a Christian, in order to give you something to fume about. Or perhaps not if you take the articles in the spirit they are intended – a humanistic one.
Apparently, I have not submitted anything to it, but what is there is eminently readable, and I urge you to partake.
Tobe pointed to the Carnival here. I started reading some of the articles, and lo and behold, I discovered that there was one by yours truly, that I had apparently submitted but somehow forgotten about. I must stop drinking.
So, I would be reimiss in not instructing you to go read all of the Godless articles. They are very good.