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Jul 25 2014

College Quiz Reflects Actual Research; Student Freaks Out, Blames “Liberal Spin”

Ohio State, it seems to me, Despises Christianity; The answers to this latest quiz Are biased toward the way things is, Instead of, if I might be blunt, A bias toward the things I want— And so I’m going on the hunt. I’ll call the press, and force the prof To take this truthful question …

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Jul 24 2014

Well, Now, That Was Strange…

My view, it seems, has been dismissed Because I am an atheist; It’s strange—that’s not my view they list— They call it mine; they quite insist, Although I never said it. They know the way the godless act With lots of noise and little tact Beyond debate, it’s known as fact By learned types—to be …

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Jul 22 2014

On Defining Atheism

Sorry, no verse. My aggregator threw a post at me that was based on the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s definition of atheism. It used that definition for a lot of heavy lifting, showing that we atheist types are all sorts of illogical, given that definition. Thing is, it’s a shit definition, and moreover, it’s not …

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Jul 01 2014

But… Will They Accept Verses?

The new journal Science, Religion, and Culture is announcing a special issue focusing on “Atheism, Secularity, and Science”. It suggests the following topics: • Identifying and outlining Lakatosian research programmes in current atheism and secularity research – their advantages and limitations. • Philosophy of science critiques of current research on atheism and secularity. • Conceptualizing …

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Jun 30 2014

Gee, I Guess Maybe I’m Not An Atheist After All

I’ve missed the point of atheism—missed it all along— I thought I was an atheist, but now I know I’m wrong: An atheist hates God, you see, because he loves his sins (It says so in the bible, and the bible always wins). An atheist loves cruelty; an atheist loves death; Defending immorality with every …

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Jun 28 2014

Sophisticated … Something.

I needed a few vital groceries So I laced up my shoes and set forth But I’d somehow forgotten my compass So I didn’t know which way was North! It’s just down the street that I’m heading And I’ll hope against hope for the best The store’s on the left when I get there But …

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Jun 24 2014

An Atheist Town Council Prayer

The town of Greece, NY, as a result of their recent court decision, is going to have a town council opening prayer delivered by an atheist. This has left a segment of the Christian population utterly befuddled; when the bible is the only book you need, you are not likely to have a dictionary handy. …

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May 07 2014

“So Help Me…”

As I waited in line at the local Town Hall (They do cars; they do dogs; I had both) The woman ahead of me, newly elected, Was given her swearing-in oath “Do you swear or affirm to this long list of stuff?” It began, though it seemed a bit odd: With “affirm” in the text, …

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Apr 25 2014

“Atheism Is An Assumption…”

My aggregator just pointed me at a fairly heavy-handed piece that claimed “atheism is an assumption, not a reasonable conclusion from the evidence“. And while atheism is very often a conclusion (including, frankly, most of the substance of the linked piece), I absolutely agree that there are times when atheism is an assumption. Thing is, …

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Apr 22 2014

“Under God” Suits In MA, NJ

Public schools are, it seems, now alleging that pledging Allegiance to flags, and to gods, is the rule; “Under God” makes the word “indivisible” risible— Laughable, really, for kids in their school— Of course there are children abstaining, explaining Their worldview prevents them from going along; They’d say “under god”, but it’s blather; they’d rather …

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