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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 26 2012

Headline Muse, 1/26

For three decades, aboard Alaska Airlines You got food trays that featured some prayer-lines But the passengers spoke And the owners awoke, And the Psalms become no-longer-there-lines Headline: Alaska Airlines Ends Prayer Cards On Flights The idea to distribute the cards in the first place came from a marketing executive who borrowed the idea from …

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Jan 26 2012

Praise The Lord, And Start The Persecution

Down went the banner; the judge had sealed its fate Down went the banner; the protests were too late Up jumped the students, the godly, Christian squad And when they pledged allegiance, they shouted UNDER GOD!, saying Praise the Lord, and start the persecution Praise the Lord, and start the persecution Praise the Lord, and …

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Jan 26 2012

The More Things Change…(Cranston Edition)

I am very much impressed by the Providence Journal videographer. Yesterday, it was a sympathetic portrait of the pro-banner side; today, footage from last night’s meeting, featuring Ellery Schempp, who fought essentially the same battle Jessica Ahlquist fought, but back in 1963.

Jan 25 2012

Cranston T-Shirt Video

No, not “Evil Little Thing”. This is the pro-banner T-shirt. It’s actually a nicely produced bit of video reporting from the Providence Journal, in my opinion–a low-key portrait of perfectly nice people who think their rights are being trampled on, because their privilege is being reeled in. I assume that proceeds are going toward court …

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Jan 25 2012

RI Clergy Group Defends Jessica Ahlquist

The Christians in Cranston, I’m pleased to report, Are not all the threatening, violent sort. Some are the meanies we rightly belabor But some, strangely, follow the creed “love thy neighbor” They gathered together to make us aware There are Christians in Cranston who really do care They look on their peers in dismay and …

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Jan 25 2012

H.R. 290

H.R. 290 has just passed the House; Now it looks for the Senate’s approval. It’s meant to address the debate on the cross And prevent its untimely removal A memorial site is a wonderful thing; It reminds us of terrible losses Defenders of freedom who lay down their lives And all of them, big fans …

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Jan 24 2012

Christian Jailed (5 Years) For Blasphemy

When the faith of the majority Abuses its authority They ought to take a breath and look around We could point to an example (Cos, believe me, they are ample) Where a different pecking order can be found When you’re on the top and winning It’s the furthest thing from sinning To bring praying to …

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Jan 23 2012

Um… WTF? (google +)

When I don’t have to jump through hoops to enroll as a pseudonym, could somebody please just let me know? Currently, I am not on google plus at all, ‘nym or meatspace. I guarantee, Cuttlefish will be on G+ before meatspace me is.

Jan 23 2012

An Atheist Is A Man Who Believes Himself To Be An Accident

My apologies for repeating myself, but when the foes of atheism repeat themselves, what am I to do? This past week, I have seen the phrase which is this post’s headline in several different places. In a South African billboard, on a thread arguing about a Denver billboard, a thread about gay marriage in Washington …

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Jan 23 2012

On (Mutual) Respect

I’m striving to not be offensive To respect every person’s belief Though the effort is pretty intensive And it’s giving me nothing but grief No coffee or booze am I drinking; I’ve given up shellfish and pork I’ve given up beef, and I’m thinking There is little that’s left for my fork I’ve given up …

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