Stipes and Patibulum — at the Crossroads in a Spiritual World

Stolen, borrowed, or gifted: the shared trappings of religion will always be with us

Rob Furey
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7 min readMay 30, 2023

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Fiat Lux / Let There Be Light

In the beginning, there was as if nothing, a void at once terrifying and enticing. Our forebears stood up against the edge of this dark chasm startled by a rising intellect and a fading toolbox of instinctual behaviors increasingly lost to an animal past. Human beings needed to maintain guidance no longer innately…

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Rob Furey
ILLUMINATION

Rob is a professor of integrated science in Pennsylvania where he teaches biology and forensics courses. He writes both fiction and non-fiction.