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Monthly Archive: April 2007

Apr 30 2007

Duh!

From the Department of Stating the Obvious, this headline: “Debaters question if hip-hop hates women”. That’s almost as pointless a “debate” as “Debaters question if sun rises in east,” or “Debaters question if organisms evolve”!

Apr 30 2007

No news, still, about would-be clinic bomber

We’re still having to wait a bit longer for anything tangible to be reported on the motives and desires of would-be Austin abortion clinic bomber Paul Ross Evans. In the meantime, the Statesman has done one of those filler stories to whet the public appetite for information that actually contains no information, beyond the boilerplate …

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Apr 29 2007

We are hosting Carnival of the Godless on 5/13

Carnival of the Godless #66 will be hosted right here on May 13, and submissions have already started coming in. Atheist bloggers make your submissions here. For those not in the know, blog carnivals are ways in which similarly themed blogs connect with and promote one another’s existence through collecting a “best of” list of …

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Apr 29 2007

Isn’t it high time we had one of these in America?

From the news desk comes this remarkable story about 300,000 Turks rallying in that country in favor of secularism, in opposition to Islamist elements in the government who want to undo all the work of Ataturk and drag Turkey kicking and screaming back into medievalism. Three hundred thousand! About the only thing you can get …

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Apr 29 2007

Church of the Obnoxious Cretins

Hit tip to Susan on the ACA list: Here’s an amusing story about an Ohio church that has brought its neighborhood together — in a flurry of noise complaints. Apparently they utilize a sound system cranked so loud that the windows in nearby houses rattle every Sunday morning. The reaction of the church to the …

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Apr 28 2007

Bomb suspect popped, but who is he?

Austin police have arrested an ex-con named Paul Ross Evans for leaving the explosive device outside the women’s clinic. As a person, he seems to be a bit of a cipher. No one’s been able to determine if he belongs to, or has ties to, any of the well-known, violence-advocating anti-abortion groups (like Operation Rescue). …

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Apr 26 2007

Fundamentalist Christian love in our hometown

Remember, they’re pro-life!

Apr 24 2007

Religion is the answer (they’re selling)

Did you ever notice that whatever the problem, religion is plugged as the answer? Case in point: last week’s Virginia Tech shootings. A student goes haywire and kills a bunch of people–not good. Religious leaders then get asked by the faithful, “Where was God during all of this?” It seems like a reasonable question to …

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Apr 24 2007

4 billion years of evolution beats $1 billion in abstinence-only sex ed

Big surprise! Abstinence-only sex ed doesn’t work. Big surprise! It’s a huge waste of money. Big surprise! 4 billion years of evolution in making every living thing on this plant successful because of our collective ability to procreate beats out religiously motivated wishful thinking. Who could have possibly known? (Certainly not anyone who thinks that …

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Apr 24 2007

Yet another lie of the Christian Right shot down by science

This one has to do with the common claim of the anti-abortion crowd that abortion adds to a woman’s breast cancer risk. It doesn’t. At all. Full stop. If there are ethical and medical objections to make to the practice of abortion, then by all means, those ought to be argued and assessed on their …

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