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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 29 2012

Nothing To Talk About

Wow, it has been a long day. So nothing new today, but one that has been on my mind recently, what with Rock Beyond Belief coming up, and the Reason Rally, and the Global Atheist Convention, and more, and because just so damned many believers telling me what I must, as an atheist, believe. My …

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Feb 28 2012

Atheist Ireland Kicks Hibernian Arse

Vividly, lividly, Atheist Ireland Points to Hibernia’s Atheist list Notes that their teaching is Antihistorical; Gives them the notice to Cease and desist. I just love a good, well-deserved, metaphorical arse-kicking. After the jump:

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Feb 28 2012

A Question For Stephen Fry

Like pretty much all of us, I just love Stephen Fry. And no, I am not going to attempt to laud him in verse or song—that’s been done, and wonderfully, and in person—but rather, am hoping to use his expertise. You see, he wrote the book. And some day soon, I am going to have …

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Feb 27 2012

Headline Muse, 2/27

With ads, and entreatments, and deals It’s the battle of two loathsome heels Though voters are feeling That neither’s appealing, They’re making their final appeals Headline: Santorum and Romney Make Last-Minute Appeals to Michigan But… that’s just the problem; neither one of them appeals to many.

Feb 27 2012

Not Bugs–Features

So in my travels here and there around the internet, I ran across “Five Problems with Atheism“, written by a “Spiritual Traveller”. Seems a nice enough person, just pointing out some ways to perhaps heal the rift between believers and atheists, by pointing out some things atheists get wrong: [T]here are some fundamental problems with …

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Feb 26 2012

Pastor: “Stop Supporting Buffoonery In The Pulpit”

“The problem is”, the pastor said, “We’re hip-deep in buffoons; The public sees the ministry As perverts, thugs, and goons. To save ourselves, we’ve got to lose The losers and the loons.” He’s right, of course; the Christian church Has standards to maintain; The scandals and buffoonery Take effort to explain But once you take …

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Feb 26 2012

Lenoir City Update, Update

Ok, so it wasn’t fit to print in a school newspaper. Krystal Myers now has a bigger soapbox to stand on, with her letter printed (under her own byline) in The Knoxville News Sentinel. Here, see for yourself. As of this writing, all comments are positive. Of course, three comments is perhaps early in the …

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Feb 26 2012

Why I’ll Never Be Asked To Be NPR’s NewsPoet

A poet’s job—to find the words to say To translate into meter, into verse; To write about the stories of the day Of course, there ought to be a better way, But there it is—a blessing or a curse, A poet’s job—to find the words to say. To find the turn of phrase to best …

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Feb 25 2012

Headline Muse, 2/25

To the editor: Please, I am urging— There’s a phrase that could really use purging; There are words we can choose To say “win” or say “lose”— But why must Santorum be “surging”? Headline: Down to the wire in 2-man GOP race in Michigan Oh, yeah. FLINT, Mich.—Republican Mitt Romney fought Saturday to prove he …

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Feb 25 2012

The Prayer Activist

Gonna get me a pen and a paper Gonna write to the head of the board I’ll tell him, in schools The majority rules, So each day they should pray to the Lord Gonna get me some paint and a placard Gonna make me a beautiful sign And I’ll make myself heard While defending The …

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