Category Archive: God Made Me Do It

Mar 28 2014

Her God-Ordained Identity

A lovely story coming our way from ABC News: Christian School Bans Tomboy for ‘Direction She’s Heading’ Well, now. Here’s a story that just confirms all of the biases I have about good ol’ down south bible schools. Sunny wasn’t girly enough for Timberlake Christian School, so they wrote a concerned letter to her guardians …

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Oct 16 2013

Clinic Escorting Tales

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Last Saturday was the first time that I’ve escorted during the current round of 40 Days For Life (Imma start shortening that to 40DfL). As the name might indicate, this is an anti-abortion event that spans Forty. Loooooong. Days. It was created to help prolife groups energize their ranks. 40DfL activities are hosted by local …

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Nov 14 2012

Savita Halappanavar’s Death

On several occasions I have been asked to explain my views on the intersection of atheism and reproductive freedom. Well here it is, isn’t it? From BBC News, the story of 31 year-old Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland on Sunday due to complications of pregnancy: “On the Saturday night everything changed, she started experiencing …

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Oct 12 2012

Crazy Faith, Adoption and Zombies

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Here are a couple of odd signs that have caught my attention over the past couple of days: Seen on the back of a car in a parking lot. Short version: No arguments here. Deeper version: I think this might be a reference to Susan William Smith’s Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. According to …

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Aug 09 2012

Glasses to Blur Out the Wimminz

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Or alternatively, Fuzzy Glasses, Fuzzy Logic. It’s August and as far as I know there’s only one April Fool’s Day every year. Right? RIGHT? I went to Google to see if this “Associated Press” article that I saw on Twitter was real (Ohhhh… you say you’re <air quotes>Associated Press</air quotes> Sure ya are. Got ID?), …

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Jul 19 2012

God Has The Worst Plans

My speculation for what is currently going through George Zimmerman’s head: “Oh crap. So I freaked out and killed a defenseless kid, And they’re not falling for the “self-defense” thing. I can’t say I killed him because he was black…that’s not popular. Shitshitshit… WAIT! I GOT IT!” “It’s God’s plan” is a non-answer, a non-explanation, …

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