Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 31 2013

Unknown Unknowns And Atheism

You atheist types are an obstinate sort You could choose to believe, but you won’t You say there’s no god in the world we can see… Ah, but what of the world that we don’t? What percent of reality really is known; What percent have we left to divine? With an unknown infinity left to …

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Aug 30 2013

Atheism’s “Impoverished Narrative”

The universe’s marvels, which our Holy Books revealed, Simply cannot hold a candle to the things that stayed concealed But Holy Men weren’t worried—no, they knew just what to do; When science showed new wonders, they just said “God did that, too.” My aggregator threw me a strange one today–”Atheism and girl guides“, a post …

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Aug 29 2013

This Bullshit Is Brought To You By The Letter “A”

A is for Alligator—look at that bite! A is Albino—he’s totally white A, Acupuncture; let’s poke him with pins A, Anecdotal; the evidence spins A is for Alt-Med, which doesn’t do shit… A is for Asshole: I hope she gets bit. Via the Beeb, a story (with video I can’t embed here, but he’s a …

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Aug 28 2013

Headline Muse, 8/28

It’s a fight, one by one, through the states As we find out the stuff that each hates But the latest is best For Dave Silverman’s quest: They’ve allowed him his ATHE1ST plates Headline: Atheist Allowed To Show His Godlessness On License Plate After New Jersey DMV Reverses . . Ophelia has more.

Aug 28 2013

Impeach… um… Eisenhower!

In my in-box, there was drama— We must now impeach Obama!— And a screed without one comma Made the case why this was so. Since he won his last election, This is cause for insurrection! (It’s assumed there’s no objection And the man must simply go) Once the president’s elected It has come to be …

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Aug 27 2013

Headline Muse, 8/27

While for some, it seems almost a game And for others, a new way to shame It can give you the blues As you look through the News And discover just “what’s in a name?” Headline: Who is still calling Chelsea Manning ‘he?’ Some news organizations—including The New York Times and the Associated Press—that were …

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Aug 26 2013

National Dog Day

So, yeah, I only found out a bit ago from Mano that it is National Dog Day* here. Knowing that I have written quite a lot about dogs, I thought I’d do the lazy thing and see what sort of dog verse (doggerel?) I could dig up. I’ve written quite a few doggy things, from …

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Aug 25 2013

Everything Old Is New Again (Or, Sex With Robots)

As predictable as clockwork, Or some finely crafted gears— We forget about the last one So the latest one appears It’s designed to gather eyeballs Both to titillate and vex— It’s an article (with pictures) Probing human-robot sex Yup… this time, it’s the BBC with “Will we ever want to have sex with robots?“. In …

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Aug 24 2013

“Investigating Atheism”

So, my aggregator is weird; I’ll completely miss stuff from here at FtB, but find something from halfway across the world on a user-generated news forum… this is one of those latter times. The News24 people in Cape Town, South Africa have such a user-generated section, and in it, a regular commenter is trying to …

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Aug 23 2013

Sorry, California, But You Have To Pay The Atheist *Something*.

A godless drug offender who was serving his parole Was remanded to a program where they tried to save his soul He denies a god exists—a “higher power” is their phrase— So they threw him back in prison for another hundred days Now, this differential treatment was unlawful (also, rude) So the godless drug offender …

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