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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 31 2012

“You’re all a of bunch of feminists!”

Martin Pribble reminds us of the Montreal Massacre. On December 6 1989, a guy called Marc Lépine went into a classroom at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. Katherine Ramsland describes what he did there. [trigger warning] In French, the young man asked the 10 female students to get up and move across the room. He then told the men …

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Oct 31 2012

Just a thought

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Oct 31 2012

Reap Paden is another Mencken, or even Hitchens

I kid, I kid. But he tries! He drops in here with his totally cool angry atheist avatar and his rapier wit, and he puts me in my place. I apologize if someone has already made this point– Ophelia I think I can speak on behalf of at least a whole hell of a lot …

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Oct 31 2012

Innovation

Thank goodness for Honda, you know, because without it, there wouldn’t be special cars for women only.

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Oct 30 2012

Guest post: Why atheists don’t respect faitheists – and you shouldn’t either

A guest post by Bruce Gorton. A faitheist is essentially an atheist who argues for “politeness”in atheist/ religious discourse, in which the polite path is essentially the atheists shut up. In the civil rights movement these were the “Uncle Toms” and the exact same crew are present in the gay rights movement right now. Ever …

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Oct 30 2012

Making law retroactively

News from Poland. There’s this guy Robert Darski, of the rock group Behemoth. He tore up a bible onstage once. You know what happened next. But he was acquitted! Good. Not so fast, chum. Poland’s Supreme Court concluded on Monday that a person may be found guilty of offending religious sensibilities even if the defendant …

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Oct 30 2012

No one wants to hear the whiny sound of a female voice

Australian broadcast journalist Tracey Spicer wrote an open letter to Mr Misogynist to thank him for all he’s taught her over the years. There was the sage advice from a radio boss during a job interview some years ago. He put it simply yet eloquently: ”There’s a reason why you don’t hear women on  commercial talkback …

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Oct 30 2012

The theodicy of eating one’s children

And speaking of theodicy…Chris Hallquist tweeted about Biblical books with references to God making people eat their own family members. Oh? Yes. He provided a link. “And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.” — Leviticus 26:29 “And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, …

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Oct 30 2012

The Holy God of Israel will judge

It’s reassuring to see that the theodicists are on the job. They know why Sandy, and they’re letting us know. Sandy of course is because the homosexuals. John McTernan knows. I want to clear something up. I am not saying this super destructive hurricane was because of the homosexual act. The Holy God of Israel …

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Oct 29 2012

In the Freethinker

Oh look, my first column for the Freethinker is online. It starts with… National Public Radio’s religious affairs reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty did a story about the reactionary (not that she used that word) trend in the Catholic Church the other day. She spoke to the Bishop of Lincoln (Nebraska), who told her that when …

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