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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 29 2012

Florida Secular Rally

Whenever I post some prior notice of some event I intend to attend, my wife says it looks like I’m ‘pimping’ myself.  If I don’t do that, then people complain that they live down the street from whatever it is and are mad that they didn’t know about it in time.  I got several messages …

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Oct 29 2012

Reason on The Rock

Reason in the Rock [Little Rock] was well-planned and played well. Kudos to the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers and the Central Arkansas Coalition of Reason.

Oct 26 2012

Going to have to burn my new Secular Humanism T-Shirt by Lilandra

What are they trying to say?

WTH?! I followed a link from a blog comment linking the Tea Party to Fascist government to a secular humanist site.  You know you have to be ever vigilant against fascism. Right?  But then what is up with this site’s banner… Why make a point to everyone that visits the site that you are “Beyond …

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Oct 22 2012

Don’t blame the atheists

How often do you get microphone from the steps of the state capital, right? Here is a link to the recordings wherein our governor, Rick Perry declared ‘spiritual warfare’ against secularists and atheists. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/perry-christian-warriors-spiritual-warfare-satan-separation-church-state  

Oct 12 2012

Update on Malala

The Girl Shot by the Taliban, Becomes a Global Icon Not what the Taliban had in mind. The unfolding story of Malala Yousafzai comes with an inspirational quote: “If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in Malala Yousafzai,” the editorial reads. “Malala has shown more courage in facing down the Taliban than Pakistan’s government and its …

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Oct 11 2012

Malala Yousufzai

I love this girl.  How could you not?  And her story evoked my favorite quote from any media source this whole year: Religious extremists all make the same mistake.  They all fail to understand that all of the foundational holy books of major religions -all of them- have really really crazy dangerous stuff in them; …

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Oct 10 2012

A new meaning for right-brained vs left brained

I hardly have time to do or read anything anymore, so I haven’t read the associated study behind this article from Discover magazine, only the article itself.  Past experience has taught me to cautious of conclusions based only on that.  The interesting implication herein is that having more gray matter in the anterior cingulate cortex …

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