Dean Van Drasek's Blog

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I am an American, although I have lived in Asia for more than 20 years. I was born into a Christian family, but could never quite believe, although I gave it a good try. My Grandmother used to good naturedly call me a "heathen," and how right she was. I came out as a non-believer to family and friends when I went to college. I enjoy reading about comparative mythology.

Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:49

I can endure a lot of idiocy, but I can’t tolerate hearing about thanking god for trivial things and thanking him for saving us from himself.

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 20:59

Physical mutilation is unconscionable and there is no justification for allowing parents to alter their children’s genitals.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 15:09

Tribalism may be a natural trait of human beings, but is this the condition to which we should aspire, or the tendency we need to fight?

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 15:34

Halloween approaches. Ever wonder about the idea of a large scale resurrection of dead bodies? Me too.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 16:18

Orgasm and the appreciation of beauty are equalizers in society. Most people across all socio-economic spectrums desire and experience them in some way.