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Monthly Archive: July 2007

Jul 31 2007

The Lefty Pinko Wire Service

I just found out about this recently, and I’m having the “Where have you been all my life?” reaction, so I want to tell everyone else about it. It’s AlterNet. It’s sort of a lefty magazine/ wire service: a compendium of progressive news, opinion, and blogging from all over the Internets, with both original pieces …

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Jul 29 2007

Invisible Punishment: Hell as Social Control

Hell has been on my mind. I recently dug up a list of all the places in the Gospels where Jesus talks about hell (there are quite a few), so hell is all up in my face right now. It’s one of the religious beliefs that I find most disturbing and most profoundly fucked-up — …

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Jul 27 2007

Nick Cave’s “Into My Arms”: Atheism in Pop Culture Part 5

I really like this song by Nick Cave. It does a beautiful job of tapping into religious emotions and images and language, while still being entirely godless. And I love that it’s a pop love song that begins with the line, “I don’t believe in an interventionist God.” It’s from his record “The Boatman’s Call,” …

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Jul 27 2007

Friday Cat Blogging: Lydia and Violet Snuggling

And now, three cute pictures of our cats. Lydia and Violet don’t snuggle together very often, so I take a lot of pictures when they do.

Jul 26 2007

My First Non-Monogamous Relationship: The Blowfish Blog

Please note: This post, and the post it links to, contains references to my personal sex life — not very explicit ones this time, but family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff at all may want to skip it. I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog (where …

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Jul 26 2007

Greta’s Reading at “Perverts Put Out,” Sat. July 28

This Saturday, July 28 — the evening before the legendary Dore Alley Street Fair — there’s going to be another in the excellent “Perverts Out Out” erotic reading series — and I’m in the lineup once again! It should be a great evening, with writers including not only moi, but Charlie Anders, Gina de Vries, …

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Jul 26 2007

Atheism in Pop Culture Part 4: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Just so you know: I’m kind of getting all my Harry Potter blogging out in one swell foop, so I can get it over with and move on. I think this is my last one. No spoilers here, but if you want your reading experience of the new book to be completely unsullied, you may …

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Jul 26 2007

The Fake Spoilers?

So what’s been your favorite fake Harry Potter spoiler so far? Mine is the one from the Daily Show: Harry gets decapitated by Ron, who turns out to be Voldemort’s evil robot son. Although I’m also fond of the one I made up for Ingrid: Harry dies on Page 10, and the rest of the …

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Jul 26 2007

Abbey Road or Let It Be? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

WARNING — SPOILERS! Well, sort of. I don’t actually talk much about the details of the book in this post. But if you haven’t yet read “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and want to read nothing at all about it until you do, I suggest that you not read it — especially since we …

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Jul 26 2007

Harry Potter Prediction Contest — The Winners!

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! OH, SO MANY SPOILERS! DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU HAVE NOT YET READ “HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS” AND DON’T WANT TO FIND OUT HOW IT TURNS OUT! And the winners of “The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Prediction Contest, or, The Most Trivial Thing On This Blog To Date, …

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