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Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 31 2007

And a happy new year to you all!

It will be a busy one, I know. For instance, in January, the Texas State Board of Education is slated to “review” science education standards, and we already know the creos are hard at work to undermine them. The pro-science community dealt with this handily back in 2003, and now we’re going to have to …

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Dec 31 2007

WTF?

Superdickery is a site with some of the most bizarre, offensive, propagandist, sexist, racist, innuendo-laden, or just plain hilarious comic book covers and panels from back in the day. Much of it will have you scratching your head in bewilderment, while some of the less worksafe stuff — like a whole plethora of the most …

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Dec 30 2007

Is faux-intellectualism part of religion’s appeal?

I’ve been thinking on this question in the last few days, in light of reading and responding to some comments made by a handful of inordinately ignorant creationists made here and on other blogs. We were visited here recently by a clod named Jon, whose gaseous and incoherent anti-evolution ramblings were annihilated with glorious eloquence …

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Dec 30 2007

Huckabee’s fundamentalist pandering: a rant

There’s a rumor going around that America is the most advanced nation on Earth, in terms of human rights and scientific prowess at the very least. But in reality, the majority of this nation has greeted the prospect of returning to the dark ages with open arms. Atheists only ever usually see this in the …

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Dec 29 2007

First cause argument and machine guns

Sometimes in apologetics, you get an argument that something (i.e., morality, the universe) cannot exist without a creator. But when you try to pin down the fallacies in these arguments, the person presenting them will often back off to a safer position, such as: “All I’m saying is that there COULD be a God who …

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Dec 28 2007

Christian Love™ brings people together!

I can’t resist hilarious stories like this. Seems two different groups (gangs?) of priests — one Greek Orthodox, the other Armenian Apostolic — were cleaning up inside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity when some careless fellow set foot in the other group’s section, setting off a bloody turf war. About 80 men of the cloth …

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Dec 25 2007

Happy Birthday, Isaac Newton!

Always worth reminding folks that a very special person was born on this day.

Dec 23 2007

I just don’t have a problem with Christmas

It’s true. I know O’Reilly and any number of the folks running the right-wing Christian-persecution industry want to think I’ve declared “war” on their holiday. But I haven’t. If anything, they’ve done so, by loudly claiming the entire holiday season as their own and not wanting anyone else to play. I thought this was a …

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Dec 23 2007

Surprise: majority of Americans really stupid

The folks at the Barna Group have done another poll on beliefs, and surprise, the majority of respondents prefer a literal belief in the Bible as opposed to believing that it consists “merely [of] stories told to communicate life’s principles.” Given how frought with inconsistencies and contradictions the Bible is — and especially given how …

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Dec 22 2007

The difference between real and fake journalism

Ever noticed how the bobbleheads in the mainstream news media really have it in for bloggers? It’s an especially virulent hatred on the part of right-wing media figures. Bill O’Reilly has called anyone associated with Daily Kos (including its readers) “devil worshipers,” and raving closeted homophobe Michael Savage is driven to near-homicidal mania by the …

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