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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 07 2013

Proud!

I first met her in 1993, her first semester in college. She sat in the front row of my 270-person section of Cuttlefishology, and never missed a day. Over the next years, she took 4 other classes from me, including an independent study that produced what still is the best paper I have received in …

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Mar 07 2013

Public Cross Chucked In Duck Pond

A cross was seen On the village green As we’re nearing the Easter season They’ve done it for years As spring appears— It’s a beautiful symbol, they reason— Though they think it’s fine There’s a civil line They have taken a few steps beyond And so, one man Took the matter in hand And he …

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Mar 05 2013

“No Atheists In Retirement Homes”

So apparently Frank Newport (editor-in-chief of Gallup Poll, and recently author of God is alive and well: the future of religion in America) gave his book talk in Madison, NJ, and included a line he’s been using for some time: “There are no atheists in retirement homes.” My mother-in-law is an atheist In a southern …

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Mar 04 2013

Positive Story On Atheism In Rwanda

I prayed to God to help me But He didn’t lift a hand; The bible holds the answers, though, And now I understand: I shouldn’t look to God for help To save my son or daughter… Cos God, if He exists at all Is on the side of slaughter. I think maybe I have simply …

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Mar 03 2013

If You Don’t Agree With This, You’re An Idiot

It’s the modern world I live in, And I use it when I can I get all my information From my common, fellow man I won’t venture an opinion Till I see what others think— And I’ll read it all in pixels, Cos I cannot wait for ink. Yes, the internet is perfect When you …

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