Seriously, Peter Boghossian?

The more I see from Peter Boghossian, the less I like him. From his ridiculous argument that “being published in the philosophy of religion should disqualify one from sitting at the adult table” to his equally ridiculous “street epistemology,” he strikes me as exactly the kind of atheist leader we don’t want. And here’s his latest bit of inanity:
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Judge Orders Arpaio Into Training to Stop Racial Profiling

Fascist Maricipa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has lost many court cases over his authoritarian and racist tactics but has learned absolutely nothing. Now a federal judge has ordered him to undergo a training program on how to avoid racial profiling. Not that he he will ever actually do that, of course.
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BarbWire Runs Another Christian Reconstructionist Column

Matt Barber doesn’t seem to think that any extreme is too extreme for his site BarbWire. They already run columns by Christian Reconstructionist Lee Duigon, now they’ve added Phillip Stallings to their roster. Stallings is described as a “Former Seminary Student, Reformed Christian Apologist and Political Theonomist.” What does that mean? It means he’s a Christian Reconstructionist, as Right Wing Watch points out:
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Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: LeClaire vs Cameron

Jennifer LeClaire, editor of Charisma magazine, went on an American Family Association radio show and declared that Halloween is a “very demonic, very evil” holiday and Christians should avoid it. But wait, didn’t Kirk Cameron just tell us that Halloween is a Christian holiday and Christians should be all over it? How amusing.
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An Update on the Ad Situation

I’ve gotten a lot of complaints about bad and intrusive ads over the last few weeks, and justifiably so. I wanted to give our readers an update on what we’re doing. I just got off a conference call with the techs at the company that is providing our ads (it’s Patheos, actually; I don’t know if I’ve ever revealed that publicly before, but they are providing our ads now). There are several specific problems we talked about.
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Comparing Republic Reaction to Ebola and AIDS

Amanda Marcotte has a column looking at the difference between how Republicans reacted to AIDS in the 1980s and are now reacting to Ebola. As she points out, we have exactly one person with Ebola in the US and only one person has died in this country, compared to tens of thousands of AIDS victims in the 80s. Their reaction then? Joking and sarcasm.
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