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Monthly Archive: December 2009

Dec 31 2009

At least he isn’t telling everyone God will call him home

Oh noes. Now it’s Rick Warren who needs money for his ministry. Like, 900 large. And he needs it by, oh, tomorrow. Warren said the church managed to stay within its budget, but “the bottom dropped out” when Christmas donations dropped. “On the last weekend of 2009, our total offerings were less than half of …

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Dec 31 2009

One day to go…

…in the lousiest decade in living memory. It can’t end too soon. Sure, we had all sorts of things to be happy about. For one thing I think the ‘aughties will become known as the era personal tech came into its own: laptops, iPhones, Blackberries, and more keeping us connected to the world at large …

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Dec 27 2009

Should we believe what we can’t disprove?

We received a letter from a viewer asking about how some theists interpret evidence. In his view, it appeared some people don’t care about evidence, and I agree. I also note that this is nothing limited to theists. But in my reply, I noted that it’s important to know whether someone cares about evidence before …

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Dec 25 2009

A very special person was born on this day!

Yes, gang, today is Isaac Newton’s 367th birthday! Celebrate by eating 367 apples.

Dec 24 2009

A little Christmas cheer for atheists

Yes, this is funny. Now everyone go enjoy your day off.

Dec 23 2009

Somehow, the logic of this escapes me

Found on Facebook, with editorial commentary by yours truly. Also, I wasn’t aware inventions could be homosexual. Probably explains that alluring rattle my space heater makes. Addendum: Okay, everyone’s pointed out what I was hoping was the case: that this was some kind of epic Poe-ing. Still, that’s the whole point of Poe’s Law: that …

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Dec 23 2009

Logic: ur doin it rong!

A crystalline example of whatever it is that goes on between a fundamentalist’s ears that passes for thinking can be seen in this whiny little editorial in the Columbia County News-Times. This would be in Georgia, which would be in the deep south, which would explain much. Anyway, the point Will Fischer desperately tries to …

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Dec 22 2009

What Constitutes Contradiction?

I was hanging out over at Austin Cline’s place online when I came across a comment in the blog section from a theist who offered this, “Similar to political writers of today, I believe the authors of Matthew and Luke put a ‘spin’ on their accounts that would best appeal to their intended audiences.” The …

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Dec 22 2009

Your Tuesday afternoon chillout. You’re welcome.

Nothing to gripe about this morning, so enjoy this lovely (and admirably titled) track, “Abiogenesis,” from Carbon Based Lifeforms. And yes, if you like the sound of this, you should absolutely buy the album.

Dec 22 2009

Okay, I didn’t see this coming

Everybody catch the news about Mexico City legalizing gay marriage? That kind of got slipped over the transom, didn’t it? And it’s interesting that the vote wasn’t even close in that ever-so-Catholic country: 39-20 in favor with five abstentions. It’ll be even more interesting to follow the reactions and ramifications of this. Cue indignant spluttering …

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