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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 27 2011

Behold the whore

I couldn’t watch more than a couple of minutes of the video of Na’ama Margolese without getting too angry to keep watching. It’s so disgusting that grown men consider it their “religious duty” or some such fucking nonsense to bully and threaten a little girl, call her a slut, and spit on her. …she was …

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Dec 26 2011

Pope says: be stupid

The pope said more in his homily than “look behind the pretty sparkly glitter.” He said the door to a church in Bethlehem is only a meter and a half high, which means people can’t enter the church while riding a horse. He thinks that’s way deep. Anyone wishing to enter the place of Jesus’ …

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Dec 26 2011

People can be so ineffable

I’d pretty much forgotten about Hugo Schwyzer, but I still (just) recognized the name, so I was motivated to read Comrade Physioprof’s post on him the other day, and startled by what it told me. Now I find out for the first time (also see the comments) (although this is not newly public information, just new …

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Dec 25 2011

Holy misogyny

More festive jollity, this time in Jerusalem Israel. Residents of an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood in Beit Shemesh called Israel police officers “Nazis” on Sunday, after they removed a sign ordering the separation of men and women in a street in that neighborhood. In response to the removal of the sign by police officers and city inspectors from …

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Dec 25 2011

Humility

The pope really makes it too easy. Candy from a baby is arduous in comparison. In his homily [at Christmas eve mass the pope] said: “Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season and to discover behind it the child in the stable in Bethlehem.” Oh yes? See through …

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Dec 25 2011

Well merry xmas to you too

Says Boko Haram, setting off bombs in churches and elsewhere that kill 32 people and injure many more. God is love, Allah is merciful, compassion is at the heart of every great religion, boom boom boom. Screams, agony, blood, death, sorrow, loss. What a nice present. Businessman Munir Nasidi was in a hotel opposite the …

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Dec 24 2011

In a spirit of rational inquiry

A question is posed: Reasonable people can disagree in good faith about the wisdom of writing a book, employing a particular rhetorical style, or articulating a particular speech act. They can do a proper moral calculus, and come to a different conclusion. They can be attentive to the same evidence, worry about the same moral issues, …

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Dec 24 2011

The only one willing to take on Big Peer Review

Ken at Popehat has a Marc Stephens version of the Hitler rant. It’s very funny. “You think we can get a NORMAL person to pose as a lawyer and threaten 17-year-olds?”

Dec 23 2011

Jesus or death

The Telegraph blurbs Dr Tim Stanley: Dr Tim Stanley is a historian of the United States. He is working on a biography of Pat Buchanan. Well, if you say so, but reading his post, I find it hard to believe he’s a Real Historian™. Anti-social displays of bad taste are becoming common in the United …

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Dec 23 2011

You did ask

I was asked what I think of the quotes from the NO God Blog and Al Stefanelli quoted in Chris Stedman’s most recent Letter to the Atheists. Ok; what I think. The first one is from a post titled “A Point was missed” on what appears to be a blog on the website of American …

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