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Monthly Archive: June 2007

Jun 29 2007

Jo Hovind sentenced

One year and a day for Mrs. Hovind, whose charming husband — who’s now holding comical not-quite-Socratic dialogues with God, it would seem — once told her she needed to “advance” because she was actually starting to feel twinges of guilt and remorse over their dishonest and criminal activities. I’m not adding the “schadenfreude” tag …

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Jun 26 2007

God’s forgiveness = self-forgiveness

From the world of phony sports — to which I customarily pay zero attention — comes this grisly tale of professional wrestler Chris Benoit, who murdered his wife and child and then killed himself. After killing his family, he placed a Bible next to their bodies. This isn’t going to be another of those posts …

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Jun 25 2007

At least the neocon wingnuts can’t claim SCOTUS is too “liberal” now

Word is now getting around that the Supreme Court made the wrong decision regarding sudent free speech rights, when, this morning, they decided against a student who had sued his high school for suspending him over displaying a farcical banner reading “Bong Hits 4 Jesus”. Evidently even the hint that a student might be promoting …

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Jun 25 2007

Atheist Experience #498-499 double feature

Been getting way behind with these. Here’s another double feature. Really good stuff in these. #498 — 4/29/07: Russell takes on Bogus Creationist Arguments. #499 — 5/6/07: Special guest Victor Stenger discusses his book God: The Failed Hypothesis.

Jun 24 2007

Today’s show topic: “Angry” Atheists

Here are links to the things I’m reading from on today’s episode of The Atheist Experience: Trying to Understand Angry Atheists written by Rabbi Gelman, a big jerk who makes me angry. Angry Rabbi Tries to Understand Angry Atheists, a commentary on the above. The latest front in culture wars: Atheists attack How dare you …

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Jun 21 2007

Bush keeps dropping, but what’s the alternative?

Ol’ Shrub’s poll numbers keep plummeting, all the way down to a 26% approval rating in the latest Newsweek survey. Needless to say, three-dollar gas and ongoing headlines like “12 U.S. troops killed in Iraq in 48 hours” can’t be helping him. And his recent decision, once again, to put pandering to his Christian Right …

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Jun 21 2007

Lunatic Baptists shut down summer library program with threats of violence

Here’s a bit of “Christian Love” from South Carolina. A summer reading program geared towards young adults and children has been shut down following a number of threats, many of them violent, that have been traced to a local Baptist church. Now, here’s the thing: a lot of what was going to be covered in …

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Jun 20 2007

Who the hell are these barbarians infesting my city?

Okay, this is not necessarily a theism/atheism issue, but it is pretty outrageous all the same. And I think it conclusively illustrates what happens when people dispense with reason and give in to base emotional impulses. Frankly, anyone who values “feeling” over thinking is a rank idiot, and this example settles the issue. Here’s what …

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Jun 19 2007

The cause of violence: evolution or religion?

Care to guess? Heads up to PZ for this one. In the wake of the Viriginia Tech massacre, when deranged student Seung Hui Cho mowed down 32 people, right-wing commentators wasted no time in laying the blame on liberalism, secularism, and the teaching of evolution. Among the more brainless remarks was this one from — …

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Jun 16 2007

Scalzi to invade the Creation “Museum”

This is hilarious. Popular blogger and science fiction writer John Scalzi was being bugged by some of his readers to go visit Ken Ham’s ludicrous joke down in Kentucky, since it’s evidently a very short drive from where Scalzi lives in rural Ohio. Scalzi set up a challenge; he’d agree to go to the “museum,” …

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