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Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 11 2012

“God, Would You Please Smite The Following People…”

Suppose you ask a hired gun To wipe somebody out— Could you be held responsible? Of that there’s little doubt.

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Apr 10 2012

Headline Muse, 4/10

Because Romney was other than splendid Rick Santorum (just barely) contended But the biggest “Not Mitt” Is now calling it quits— Though not really—it’s only “suspended” Headline: Santorum Suspends Run For President Remember, if it’s only “suspended”, he can still do fundraising, and be eligible for matching funds. Once he quits for good, that dries …

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Apr 10 2012

Historical Jesus

“But surely there was an historical Jesus, Who walked on the earth, and who died on a cross— He might have been God, or he might be a prophet, Whoever he was… what a horrible loss!”

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Apr 09 2012

MMmmmmm… Sacrilicious!

Is beer in a chalice Some blasphemous malice? Is it funny as hell, or not very? Is bobblehead Jesus Intended to please us? We’re fighting to close down “Ale Mary’s”! Is the “heavenly ale” That they claim is for sale An affront to the mother of god? Are the pictures of nuns Merely harmless, and …

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Apr 08 2012

The Source Of All The Problems

A strange synchronicity today–Our new colleague here at Freethought Blogs, Taslima Nasreen, writes this: My mother used to wear a burqa with a net over her face. It reminded me of the meat safes in my grandmother’s house. Meat safe’s net was made of metal, my mother’s net was made of linen. But the objective …

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Apr 07 2012

Fun

So… I’ve been proofreading. Not just any stuff, but important stuff. On not just one or two, but three important fronts. So my brain is utterly depleted. I am quite happy with my comments, and ecstatic about the papers that will eventually be produced. But damn. So, on the off chance you are in a …

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Apr 07 2012

Ah… Easter.

It’s the Easter egg hunt down at Beaverdale ParkWith activities scheduled from dawn until dark–Would you like to join in on the fun? On your mark,Set, and go!To and fro!And explosion of children cascades on the lawnThey are searching for eggs, hither, thither, and yon;The older kids soon reach the forest, and onDown below!There they …

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Apr 06 2012

All Enemies, Foreign And Domestic…And Economic And Religious

I’ll bet Sergeant Stein did much better than fine— He may have been one of the best— He’d have filled out the quiz as a regular wiz, For his Spiritual Fitness Test. He has faith in his God (which is good for his squad) And the Chaplains can help him with grief Why, his church …

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Apr 05 2012

Preserve Your Memories; They’re All That’s Left You

Strange. I just heard of the death of a high school classmate, someone I have not thought about in over 30 years. I have moved on from there, and have not been back to that town in… 29 years, if not a bit more. And this person was never a close friend (in truth, I …

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Apr 04 2012

The Evils Of Gay Marriage

Larry and Robert are married. They live in a house on our street. They’re wonderfully helpful as neighbors, And as nice as you’re likely to meet. Their son is a friend of our daughter’s Their daughter, a friend of our son’s; If you’re looking for light conversation, Or for helpful advice, they’re the ones. (continues, …

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