Dammit, I hate it when an atheist knows us better than we now ourselves.

13700204_10206998031285229_3745162370125171508_nAnd thanks, Sharon, for letting me steal this offa you on Facebook.

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  1. I’m not sure Vonnegut would be entirely comfortable with the atheist label. He certainly never fit into the stereotype. He often referred to himself as a Humanist, (his “ancestral religion”), when pressed for a direct answer. And once called himself “a Christ-worshipping agnostic.” He was definitely a free thinker. A critical thinker. A genuinely unique mind. However, there can be no doubt about his disdain for hypocrisy, particularly religious hypocrisy.

    The quote is above is from A Man Without A Country, a collection of essays that turned out to be his last work, that featured a markedly humanist perspective on humor, politics and American society.

    In that collection, Vonnegut writes about how music, particularly jazz and blues, helped him through tough times. He wrote:

    “If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
    THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
    FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
    WAS MUSIC”

    The boundaries imposed by labels are inadequate when it comes to Vonnegut. One of a kind.

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