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Monthly Archive: August 2006

Aug 29 2006

Busted!

Some quick good news: da Feds have captured Warren Jeffs, the fugitive leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints, a polygamist offshoot of the mainstream Mormon church. Jeffs is, naturally, playing the “religious persecution” card. Of course it’s persecution to object to the idea of 50+ year old men swapping around barely pubescent girls …

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Aug 28 2006

God-given morality

Let’s face it, nobody needs God to tell them “thou shalt not kill.” Every culture that ever bothered to jot down a set of laws included some lip service to the fact that it would be a really good idea to take seriously the lives of your fellow citizens. Of course, there has always been …

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Aug 28 2006

Katherine Harris: I’m a fascist Christocrat!

Katherine Harris, the surgically enchanced Florida representative who benefited politically by overseeing the — ahem — recount that got Dubya handed the presidency under highly dubious circumstances, has completely gone off the rails. When your campaign is, in the words of one former worker, “imploding,” there’s no reason not to just throw sanity to the winds …

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Aug 26 2006

Fundie sex police suffer another setback

Things aren’t going well for right-wing Christian antisex movements these days, despite having a bought-and-paid-for president in the White House. Late last week, the FDA, as everyone now knows, approved the Plan B “morning after pill” for over-the-counter sales. This is one of the most sensible and socially responsible acts our government has carried out …

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Aug 24 2006

Prepare for shameless pluggery!

Hi, Martin, Russell here. Thanks for starting this up. I already have a blog (Kazim’s Korner) but here’s what I’ll do: Any time I write about an especially atheisty topic, I’ll post here and link it so that no one may miss the glory that is Me. Here are a few recent items: Jesus the …

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Aug 23 2006

Affinity fraud shows the cost of lacking skepticism

An interesting article at The Secular Outpost titled “Religious fraud increasing” reveals that billions of dollars are still being lost in scams where religious people are targeted by con artists operating within churches or their specific religious community. This is nothing new, but it’s a shame it’s still so epidemic. The issue is not so …

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Aug 23 2006

“Questionable content” allowed, but only from Xian Right media whores

Did a double take the other night at my neighborhood HEB grocery store, when I saw this, ahem, interesting display for ol’ Annthrax’s latest dose of poison, Godless: The Church of Liberalism. (The skank says “godless” like it’s a bad thing. Weird.) Click on the image to see a larger version, if that’s what you …

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Aug 23 2006

Welcome to the Atheist Experience

The world — especially the theocratically-leaning, religious-strife-beset world of today — cannot have too many atheist blogs. This one’s contributors will include current and former hosts and co-hosts of The Atheist Experience, a weekly live television call-in show hosted by the Atheist Community of Austin, a nonprofit educational organization promoting positive atheism and the separation …

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