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Apr 18 2014

Three Cultures (Easter?)

Student 1—”This weekend is Easter! I’ll be with my family, celebrating, together… That’s what Easter is for!” Student 2—”in [her culture], we celebrate all the holidays! Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and some you’ve never heard of! Embrace all the belief systems, and celebrate all the holidays!” Student 3—“in [his culture], there are no holidays—if you …

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Apr 11 2014

Problem’s, Problem’s, Problem’s…

I was reading through some papers (It was really quite a stack) Cos I’ve had them for a week, now, And the students want them back But then… a stray apostrophe Was seared into my soul, Unleashing horde’s of demon’s, Till I fully lost control It took a bit of doing But I talked myself …

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Mar 11 2014

On The Futile Search For Universal Morality

The study of morality would vastly be improved If god could be removed Without the false assumption that a culture’s moral laws Had supernatural cause There’s no Platonic heaven where morality is found But rather, look around! Morality will not be seen expressed as an ideal Morality… is real So, yeah… I guess this one …

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Feb 16 2014

Templeton Funded Research Finds Science & Religion Compatible (or, that evangelicals have their own definition of “science”)

Evangelicals will tell us, they are unafraid of science; They assume it proves the bible to be true. There’s a scientific method into which they put reliance But it looks a little strange, to me and you. They’ll evaluate hypotheses experimentally Then, conclusions will be carefully inspected: Do results remain consistent with the bible? And …

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Jan 31 2014

A Verse Guaranteed To Offend No One

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Jan 21 2014

The Democrats Are Coming (And They Want To Take Your Guns)!

The Democrats are coming! And they want to take your guns! Cos the lefties don’t believe in self-defense! They’ll be shutting down the gun shows any moment now, you know, And the impact on our profits is immense! They’ll want handgun registration; they’ll want licensing and locks! It’s the functional equivalent of war! They’ll want …

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Jan 15 2014

“Hostility Toward Religion”, or “Religious Hostilities”?

Let us celebrate the power Of the simple preposition Making bullies into martyrs with a word When the truth is somewhat sour Simply make a small edition Though the putative conclusion is absurd When “religion” and “hostility” The Pew researchers mixed, It’s religion on religion causing harm To the best of their ability The Post …

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Jan 11 2014

Almost Heaven?

My goodness, what they put in the water in West Virginia! But that’s the price of Freedom. Freedom Industries, that is. From the first link: The Freedom Industries president downplayed the chemical’s health effects, saying it has “very, very low toxicity” and poses no danger to the public. Strange… I originally posted the following as …

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Dec 30 2013

3:30 AM

…off to the airport. Hey, if I gotta be up, I’m gonna complain about it.

Nov 26 2013

Robert And Larry (They’re Just Fine)–Guest Song!

Via twitter, reader Kate Morrison shares a beautiful, simple, song–and I can hardly believe it, but… it seems I wrote it–well, the lyrics, anyway. I just love it. I want more. So far, Kate’s SoundCloud stream has just this one song… but I have a feeling I’m gonna want to keep checking. The original verse …

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