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Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 21 2013

Mums and Dads

Language is a weapon. It is as deadly a weapon in the game of survival as a spear or an arrow. Language helps preserve knowledge and helps communicate. It turns relatively squishy apes (compared to say… a Bear or a Mammoth) into a team. It’s one of the most important parts of human development.

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Feb 21 2013

Bangladeshi Democracy

While at work today I had the distinct pleasure of a short conversation with someone who believed that Atheists (and Communists!!!) were responsible for stirring up unnecessary trouble in Bangladesh. And this lead me to an important question. Does Bangladesh remember their own History? Do the people trying to reduce the secularism withing their country …

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Feb 20 2013

I Get Mail – TAM

So… I got some amusing hate mail. I do reserve the right to post the stupidest and vilest of stuff but so far it’s been “God will punish you” and “You Suck Assorted Phallus” rather than “Anything particularly amusing”

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Feb 19 2013

Hags of Lag – Learn to Report Honestly

The Hollywood Reporter’s taken an “interesting” stance on Adam Lanza (the American School Shooter at Sandy Hook) Note how they blame Videogames (I will point out? There is a reason why we want our gamer population to behave a bit more “sensibly”. Because calling people fags and various racist things makes us an easy fucking …

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Feb 19 2013

Ten Suggestions – What I Aspire To Be

Alain de Botton’s ten Virtues have raised an important point. See, I think the notion of a rigid virtue system is pointless because it creates a rigid notion of what makes a person “good” and when we know that’s not the case. You may have all these “virtues” but still be bad for the world. Having …

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Feb 18 2013

Age of Kali – Bangladesh – A Sad Story

Taslima Nasrin wrote about the murder of a Bangladeshi blogger. In January I wrote about the attempted murder of another. Their crime was to be an atheist. It’s NSFW or NSFL (Gore and Death Imagery) but it is a fact of life for people living in the Sub-Continent. http://freethoughtblogs.com/taslima/2013/02/16/bangladesh-a-fucked-up-country/ If you really want to see …

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Feb 18 2013

Ten Suggestions

Apparently it’s not enough to be a virtuous atheist. I don’t understand why Christians seem to think “Hope” is solely a “Christian” Value. Hindus have hope too you know. Muslims have hope too. So do Jews. And Atheists and pretty much everyone who is “human”. Claiming hope as divine isn’t clever, hope just means you …

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Feb 17 2013

Atheists Don’t Need Religion

Kelly Boggs from Baptist Press thinks we need religion. She seems to have gotten hold of Alain de Botton’s work and is flogging it for all it’s worth without really realising that his work is inherently faulty on some aspects.

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Feb 16 2013

Part 3 – Questions about Vaccines Answered

So to end my three part expansion on vaccination which started with Why we Should Be Vaccinated and then listed some common Fallacies along with a primer on immunology, I have a “little” piece on the most frequently asked questions submitted from a variety of sites on vaccines.

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Feb 15 2013

Apparently Warsi Failed to Get the Memo

You don’t need a god to be good. We know this, but no one’s told Baroness Warsi that. The problem here is what we define by “practise their faith”. No one has stopped any religious people from doing whatever it is they want to do UNLESS the practise of their faith was against the law. …

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