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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 08 2010

What you missed this week: May 2nd-7th

If you weren’t paying attention this week, I: Laid out my argument for why science is better than religion; Talked about a race and free speech issue in Belgium; Talked about religion’s strange pre-occuptation with sex, and gave an hilarious example; Shared my suspicion about why Canada isn’t as crazy as the US; and Gave …

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May 07 2010

Movie Friday: Dave Chappelle – Native Americans

Dave Chappelle is one of the most insightful comedians in the US. It’s sad that most people are forever going to know him only for his Rick James impression. Here’s a bit of his standup: I see a lot of parallels between the black struggle for economic and political power in Canada and that of …

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May 06 2010

Critical Mass of crazy

In physics, there is a term called ‘critical mass’ which describes the minimum possible amount of fissile material required to generate a self-powered nuclear chain reaction. If there is less than this critical mass available for the reaction, it will not happen. This concept can be applied sociologically, partially to explain why the forces of …

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May 05 2010

Almost as if on cue…

The day I post about religion, sex and hypocrisy, an anti-gay crusader gets busted for hiring a male prostitute to “carry his luggage” on an international trip. Again, they’re not even trying to make my job difficult. I’d talk about it at length, but CLS over at Classically Liberal has done a great job already: …

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May 05 2010

Religion and sex

You might think it a bit strange that since I started blogging my anti-religious rage, I haven’t mentioned the huge sexual abuse scandal that’s rocking the Roman Catholic Church. You might think that I would be salivating at the chance to tear the RCC a new one, since it’s the most obvious and wide-spread target …

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May 04 2010

Belgian bid to ban book is bad… uh… bdecision

My alliteration has seen better days, it seems. It’s tough sometimes to see how the disparate interests on this blog (religion, free speech, race and critical thinking) fit together into an overall picture. Religion and free speech are often at odds, so that’s an easy fit I suppose. Religion stands opposed to critical thinking, so …

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May 03 2010

Why science is better than religion

There is a very stupid argument out there in the world of arguments. It goes something like this: You have to believe in science, just like you have to believe in religion. Therefore, science is just another kind of religion. On the surface, that appears to be a logical premise. It even managed to find …

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