The Author Explains…

The writer of these egregious ruminations spends most of his days drinking tea and reading in a tower. He thinks History is terribly interesting and doesn’t understand why most people aren’t enthused by the intricacies of the Pelagian Heresy, or mystified by how most Christians in the Middle Ages were very bad at being Christian, or puzzled as to why the Irish felt the need to distrain bees. He also thinks everyone should study Socrates, religiously. The views expressed in the following short essays are intended to be humorous, brief, and accessible.The author’s name is David, and he hopes you enjoy this Frivolous Endeavour.

The rants against theism, and the support of atheism, are the result of the foundation of a skeptic’s society in the writer’s university. Contributions were sought, and were happily provided… The essays on historical topics came about through the frequent interrogation of the author by his friends on why there is a Pope, where did France come from, and other such things. Obscure questions were texted seeking brief yet informative replies, historical intricacies were asked to be distilled, arrogant relatives were produced for a dismissive rebuttal…

While many of the little history essays rely on facts and academic sources, they are put together in a tongue-in-cheek, and hopefully humorous, fashion; so I would discourage anyone from copying them, and rather ask me for my sources (as some have already done). The essays on atheism are my own thoughts on the issue, so you know, I’m sure copyright stuff and all that apply.

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