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Category Archive: Religion

Dec 14 2011

Podcast Part II: Winning the War of Attrition

After we completed the main hour of the podcast, we continued our conversation and the guys over at “A Matter of Doubt” have been kind enough to put it up as a bonus clip.  This is where we get into the things that I am most interested in, LGBT issues, argument, and humanism.  I almost …

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Dec 11 2011

Why does anyone like Ron Paul?

I’ve been trying to understand why smart people I know support Ron Paul and I just can’t get my head around it.  I get the sense that maybe the Ron Paul People I know just don’t realize what Ron Paul’s all about. That or they just don’t care. The Ron Paul People I know are …

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Nov 22 2011

Columbia Coalition of Reason Hate Mail: Part I

We sent out a press release this morning about the billboard, and by the afternoon we’d had coverage on some local websites and by tonight we’d had interviews on local TV. The comments on the news sites have been pretty negative, but the people actually contacting us have been very positive and grateful.  I’ve collected …

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Nov 11 2011

Savant Brain Meme

I feel this way so often, I feel like I must make a base image so I can make one for every circumstance!  Because I think I have felt this way about 10 times this week. The image is all Scott Adams/Dilbert “It is unfortunate that some protesters chose to obstruct the police by linking …

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Nov 02 2011

Why “In God We Trust” is a Problem

During the Spanish Inquisition, Catholics would find Jews by looking to see who ate pork.  They’d offer pork to people they suspected of being Jewish, and if they refused to eat it, they were arrested.  Because in the 1400s the only real Spaniard was a Catholic Spaniard.  There was a holy war aimed at getting …

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Sep 27 2011

Prison or Church?

There’s been some major hullaballoo over Bay Minette, Alabama’s decision to allow offenders to either go to prison or, since there’s so much crowding, to instead go to a year of weekly Sunday Church Services. This is, of course, deserving of an outcry, but it’s not really that different from what the justice system has …

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May 26 2011

Secular Coalition for America Summit: Day 1

What a crazy weekend that was.  So crazy that I’m writing about it what, on Thursday?  Yeah, I was tweeting, hello, busy!  In fact, nothing I’m going to say here wasn’t said with worse grammar and lack of access to spell check earlier. I landed at Ronald Reagan airport (DCA) and took a cab to …

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Apr 22 2011

The Polygamist Message from May, 2007

I know you all can’t get enough creepy messages, right?  So here’s the best of my collection, the greatest message I’ve ever gotten from a complete stranger.  Can you handle it?  Bolds are mine! It’s come to my attention that people (women) often say that one of the most fundamental things they are looking for …

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Apr 20 2011

Derren Brown vs Faith Healing

There are few things more difficult for the skeptic to let go of than their faith in their own intelligence.  After all, recognizing the untruth of something lots of people believe in (gods, psychics, bigfoots) does give one a sense of intellectual superiority.  I've certainly been guilty of a sort of mental vanity that is …

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Apr 16 2011

Releasing the Prop 8 Videos

  People in an open society do not demand infallibility in their institutions, but it is difficult for them to accept what they are prohibited from observing - Chief Justice Berger Former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop 8 trial, recently used some of the video that was taken during the case as part of a lecture. …

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