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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sometimes God Is Just A Literary Device
On several sites I am well known as an atheist writer though I write stories and articles about a wide variety of topics. I write how-to articles about fish care, floral design, cooking, and sex. I write editorials and memoirs. I also write fiction, poetry, and erotica.
You'll see where this becomes relevant soon, I promise.
I have been repeatedly messaged and occasionally emailed by readers for (what seems to me) a very odd reason.
In my fiction, poetry, and erotica I sometimes use the words God, Jesus, demon, devil, Jihad, soul, spirit, ghost or other words which refer to supernatural concepts either as literary devices or in dialog. I have been told by a number of readers that the use of such words means that I can't possibly be an atheist, that it means I must believe in God.
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