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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 09 2013

Updating The Menu (Halal Mermaid!)

Via Ed, we hear that there has been a change of dietary heart. Whereas it was apparently once the case that mermaid were officially (there was an official fatwa) off the menu, Ed reports that mermaids A) exist, and B) are halal. I really never thought I’d have the appropriate excuse to repost this one, …

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Jan 07 2013

The War On Christmas, In Convenient Poll Form

Over at The Blaze (don’t judge me!), my “war against christmas” verses (collection at link) failed to even get a mention in their round-up of this season’s war. But billboards and banners and nativity scenes and humanlight (which I had not heard of) and the sort did. More importantly, there is a poll! “Who won …

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Jan 06 2013

The Blessings Of Atheism

Is my disbelief a blessing? Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. It depends on what is stressing Me, and how my struggles go. I have no need for confessing, “Asking God” is much too slow Since it’s just the same as guessing While I bow my head just so I am glad no god is messing …

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Jan 05 2013

Poison In The Water (Repost)

There was poison in the water And it wasn’t fit to drink; So we got ourselves together And we had a little think… We were told to “just ignore it” We were told “it’s not so bad” We were told that sanitation Was a silly, passing fad We could just avoid the fountain We could …

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Jan 04 2013

The Problem With The VAWA

A woman lies battered and bleeding and bruised, As so often, reports CNN And as always, a clamor—a group much abused— Won’t somebody think of the men? In a CNN opinion piece, Senator Patty Murray writes of yet another example of the failure of the Republican leadership to do the right thing: This week, just …

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Jan 04 2013

Greece And The Mortality Of Gods

Wait, Greece is saying it’s a crime to insult religion? But… but the whole country is a shining example of the fleeting existence of gods, and the evolutionary change of religious culture, as images of Zeus Apollonius are repurposed as Jesus, as the Parthenon becomes a church, becomes an ammo dump, becomes a ruin, becomes …

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Jan 01 2013

Not Really Christian

Now, I know he reads the bible, and I know he goes to church He denounces sinful nature from his high and mighty perch He says gays and their supporters will be going straight to hell But he isn’t really Christian—I can tell. He’s a stern and forceful father, with a father’s iron hand He …

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