Hardcore Writers no.1 Jose Saramago

  The Marxist Messiah: Jose Saramago     Staunch Communist. Militant atheist. Those two facts alone are enough to raise Portuguese Nobel laureate Jose Saramago to the hardcore heights inhabited by the likes of Hemingway and Rimbaud. Saramago describes himself as a “hormonal Communist,” and, to elaborate the rest of the intoxicating quote: “I am…

Odes to Unbelief

Between the soup and my eating it   Between the soup and my eating it I discover a new religion. Even as I watch the landscape of aqueducts Pass me by like a fleeing herd I feel an arm of godliness embracing The whole downcast horizon.   Between life and its travelling minutes, From riverbank,…

Why Religion?

Did you ever stop to think that to proclaim yourself an atheist you must, by definition, be interested in religion? It’s a dialectical question to ask and replete with irony. I know many people who are, if we would label them, atheistic, but never call themselves so. If pushed they might say they are agnostic…