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Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 31 2014

He said there was mould in it

A “blood analyst” who claims to cure cancer. It was a devastating diagnosis. In less than 10 minutes, the Harley Street specialist had taken a pinprick of Wendy Roberts’s blood, examined it under a powerful microscope and concluded that she probably had cancer. Miss Roberts, 40, was distraught: she had been feeling unwell and Errol …

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Mar 31 2014

Plantinga and teapots

Gary Gutting talked to Alvin Plantinga for the NY Times blog The Stone awhile ago. They start with talk about evidence and what to conclude from the presence or absence of evidence. They arrive at Russell’s teapot. A.P.: Russell’s idea, I take it, is we don’t really have any evidence against teapotism, but we don’t …

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Mar 31 2014

If something has happened that you don’t have words for

The NY Times has a brief interview with Barbara Ehrenreich (who will be at WiS3 in a few weeks ohboy). She had some mystical-type experiences when she was a teenager, although she didn’t conclude they were from god or anything. She’s written a memoir about it. You’ve written and spoken extensively about your atheism. Did …

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Mar 31 2014

News from Bartlesville

St. John Health System issued a statement this afternoon. The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports: Contrary to reports last week that contraceptives could only be prescribed for medical reasons, the statement released Monday appears to indicate that physicians employed by SJHS and practicing at Jane Phillips Medical Center can prescribe contraceptives to be used as birth control, leaving …

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Mar 31 2014

Fundamental moral principles

One from last September, that I missed – a Catholic college disinvited a scheduled speaker because it suddenly felt sick. Or something. Providence College, a Roman Catholic school in Rhode Island, has canceled a lecture in support of same-sex marriage on Thursday by a gay philosophy professor, citing a church document that says that “Catholic institutions should …

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Mar 31 2014

If Hobby Lobby can do business with China

That News Corpse article provides interesting information. Hobby Lobby pays millions of dollars to stock their shelves with cheap products made in China, a country where abortion is legal and is even provided by the government for free – when they aren’t forcing it on women who want their babies. It is impossible to accept that the …

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Mar 31 2014

Christian values

Ah yes. Ain’t hypocrisy grand. Update: the source at News Corpse.

Mar 31 2014

Under the guise of protecting religious freedom

The Tennessee ACLU reported that the state dodged a different religious bigotry-enabling bullet last month. NASHVILLE – A bill that would have made Tennessee the first state in the nation to codify into state law the use of religion to discriminate will not be considered during this year’s legislative session. The bill was put into …

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Mar 31 2014

To prevent students from being silenced

In Tennessee…another one of those “Protect Religious Rights to Talk Shit About People God Hates” laws is on the governor’s desk. Tennesee’s Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act, or SB1793/HB 1547, purports to prevent students from being silenced when expressing their religious beliefs in the classroom, when turning in written assignments, and at official school functions, including graduation …

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Mar 31 2014

Please can you explain?

The Lawyers’ Secular Society has an open letter to the Law Society. Dear Sir, Law Society’s practice note on “Sharia succession rules” This is an open letter which we have published on our website this morning. We refer to the above practice note dated 13 March 2014. (www.lawsociety.org.uk/advice/practice-notes/sharia-succession-rules/) Please can you explain why and how the Law Society has …

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