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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 17 2012

Sacrifices Must Be Made

They told me their religion gave “a different way of knowing”, In addition to experiments, I also learn through prayer; The precious love of Jesus is what keeps my garden growing— It’s the fertilizer used, along with water, sun, and air. While science speaks of Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus, Religion speaks of Angels that can …

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Mar 16 2012

What A Profound And Lifelong Friend We Have In Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus, Almost more than we can bear! If a couple wants to marry, Same-sex folks don’t have a prayer! Oh what rights we often forfeit Oh what needless pain we bear All because some magic fairy Says we haven’t got a prayer. Have we courts and propositions? Is there …

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Mar 15 2012

Killed For Being An Atheist? In Texas?

I’ll keep this brief: In Texas, where an atheist is more or less a villain, And life is cheap, and so are guns, and evil folks need killin’ A story from Petrolia, which must not be ignored; A soldier killed, and why? Because he did not love the Lord. Story, after the jump:

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Mar 15 2012

The Ballad Of A Merriken

I’m down at the schoolyard with placard in hand And I’m trying my best to make kids understand Though the school may be following the law of the land The bible has something to say continues after the jump:

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Mar 13 2012

Ear Worms At NPR!

There’s a tune in my brain Which will drive me insane Cos I can’t seem to rein in my thinking And it’s solace I seek Cos it’s been there all week Like my head’s sprung a leak and it’s sinking It’s just musical fluff Though it’s catchy enough, And an ear-worm is tough to dismember …

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Mar 12 2012

Update From Ireland

Via commenter Carigeen, a report of good news and progress from Ireland! Atheist Ireland today met with Hibernia College to discuss the course notes that made untrue statements about atheism and atheists. The meeting was very productive. The relevant course notes have been removed. Michael Nugent is preparing an initial one-hour introductory lesson for Hibernia …

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Mar 11 2012

It Takes More Endurance *Not* To Run A Marathon, You Know

I’ve taken up not running But it’s going to take a while Last week, I took it easy And I didn’t run a mile (continues, after the jump:)

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Mar 10 2012

Two Books, Again

There was a man who had a bookOf Things Which He Believed;He followed it religiously—He would not be deceived. The story in its pages wasThe Truth that he adored—The world outside its ancient script,He faithfully ignored. When someone found a falsehoodOr a small mistake inside it(Or even some tremendous flaw)He eagerly denied it. The Truth …

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Mar 09 2012

Charlie and Al

No verse on this one (I admit, I tried, but they all sounded stupid), but this story is both beautiful and terrible. Beautiful, in that two people who love each other, who have been committed to one another for some 20 years, are today married. Terrible, in that they had to travel to another state …

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Mar 09 2012

Headline Muse, 3/9

Harold Camping is changing his song And admitting (dear God!) he was wrong He’s been telling us lies— Which is no great surprise… Seems the rest of us knew all along. Headline: Doomsday Prophet Camping Says Predictions Were ‘Incorrect And Sinful” Frankly, if you look at his site (kinda creepy, wouldn’t blame you if you …

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