April 12, 2010

Welcome to my blog.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Here you can:
  • have me play my piano for you,
  • watch a short video 'Day One of my cancer treatment',
  • 'meet' a little deaf-blind girl who lives near me,
  • watch and hear me talk about religion,
  • 'meet' some of my math students, including one who had cancer,
  • find out about a free music offer,
  • 'meet' my chess teacher,
and more. I hope that you will enjoy your visit.


robert said...

Hey Mr. Tarte - Thanks for letting me know about your YouTube videos and blog. Got to watch a couple already.

Pretty neat! I'll keep watching.

You can also contact me at robert_scarfo@administaff.com or at my school district address.

Robert Scarfo

Frances said...

I sympathise with your videos on
RC church teaching on what is mortal sin. It just cannot be true
and not a God I want to worship. I do think there must be a creator of some kind though in order for this universe to be created. I used to be a devout Catholic but then doubts started to creep in re
transubstantiation. The hideous doctrine of Hell always did bother me. I have searched the internet for the true origins of it and discovered 'Hell' is really a Greek
and Roman pagan doctrine invented by the elite to control the 'common people' They admitted this. Somehow it got mixed up with Christian teaching. I am reluctant to let go of Christianity completely. It is after midnight now. I will explain later in another blog. I wrote most of this before and then lost it because I hadn't registered first.

Temy said...

Hi Ed,

I'm Temy. Just saw a video you made which was posted to Facebook. Excellent, I will watch more. Tanks for doing what you do.

Anonymous said...

Mr Tarte, you are indeed a fine man and i wish you the best. I've watched each of your videos and look forward to many more. Your math students were fortunate indeed to have had you for a teacher. as a future piano video could you do something from West Side Story? I thank you. LD

steeplejackinblack said...

Fantastic stuff you remind me of my Father it makes me proud to have come to the Atheist conclusion when I listen to people like you,I would like to think I could impress my younger generation in the same way. The best of long and continued health to you sir, From Scotland

Une Rose Noire said...

Hello, Ed!

My husband and I are both atheists who grew up Catholic and attended Catholic school as children. We simply LOVE your YouTube channel and I am glad that you also have a Blogger account where I can follow you!

Reap the Whirlwind said...

Mr. Tarte, thank you for the interesting view of the 'Mass' from a former priests perspective. I too am Roman Catholic and live in a very small town, yet am afraid to come out as an Atheist because of the process of being ostracized by everyone that I come into contact with. By the way, I came across your videos on Youtube and was quite impressed with the depth of knowledge that you displayed and the lack of fear in your exposition on the Mass. I would like to continue communication with you if at all possible, since I cannot express my true position to anyone in my local community. There is no in between in my area. You are either a fundamentalist believer in either Catholicism or Protestantism or you are a Pagan in their sense of the word. Please email me, if you are so inclined to communicate with me. But if not I will still continue to watch your videos and look with regularity at your blogspot.

Jacquie said...

As I hover between belief and unbelief for the last two years, I am really pleased I have come upon your blog and YT videos.

I especially appreciate your gentleness and honesty. I will be reading and viewing your offerings with great interest.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Tarte,
I found your youtube and website through friendlyatheist.com, where you were featured. I just wanted to let you know that you seem like a great person, and I really admire your thoughtfulness and rational thinking. I'd like to think that all young atheists, including myself, should aspire to be like you someday.


David Haas said...

I have a question about your blog. Please email me!

TomH said...


Nick Manzella said...

Jesus is the only way the truth and the life..."No man comes to the Father except through Me" You can live in eternity in heaven if you receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, it's not too late as long as you have a breath!!

Bob Cat said...

Edward, please read this book on "Hell"...it's free! Satan has deceived many on this pagan belief! "Hell Is A Mistranslation" by John Lilley its free and on his website


Donald Moon said...

answer to chess challenge: 1. Rxf4 exf4 2. Bf6 Qxf6 3. Qxf6