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Monthly Archive: October 2007

Oct 21 2007

Hometown Girl Makes Good

Hey, this is neat. If you live in Chicago, get a copy of today’s Sunday Sun-Times. My piece on how same-sex marriage will, in fact, change marriage for everyone — and why that’s a good thing — is in their Sunday “Controversy” section. Practically a full page, according to my brother. (Alas, they don’t have …

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Oct 19 2007

Friday Cat Blogging: Ginger on the Fence

And now, two cute pictures of our cat. Okay, not our cat, technically speaking. Ginger is a feral cat who hangs out in our backyard; our upstairs neighbors feed her and shelter her and keep an eye on her, and for a feral cat she’s become pretty social — she tolerates our presence if we …

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Oct 19 2007

On Jealousy

And this piece is also about sex. Newcomers to this blog should note: I write about sex in this blog, rather a lot. In fact, this blog started out being largely a sex blog. I do usually begin my sex posts with a heads-up, so family members and co-workers and others who don’t want to …

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Oct 18 2007

All I Really Need To Know I Learned From Porn — Or Not: The Blowfish Blog

Please note: This post, and the post it links to, talks about sex. Not about my personal sex life so much — it’s more in the “social and political commentary” vein — but if you don’t want to read about the sex stuff, then please hang up now. I have a new piece up on …

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Oct 18 2007

Atheists and Anger: A Reply to the Hurricane

Woof. Okay. There is absolutely no way I can reply individually to everyone who commented on the Atheists and Anger post. The size of this thing took me by surprise. It’s still taking me by surprise. So please accept my apologies for this mass reply. First, I want to say to everyone who sent the …

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Oct 17 2007

A Quick Note on Comments

Just a quick note on comments in this blog, since they’ve kind of gone Foom with the Atheists and Anger post: I am not censoring or deleting comments in the Atheists and Anger post. Typepad has recently “improved” their comments format by splitting comments on a longer thread into chunks that you have to page …

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Oct 17 2007

How Can You Have Meaning Without… ?

Oddly, this is something about religion that I’m not furious about. It’s the “How can you experience any meaning to your life without God?” trope. And yes, okay, it bugs me. It bugs me a lot. It’s a patronizing, clueless, irritating thing to say. But I don’t think it’s limited to religion. It’s an extremely …

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Oct 15 2007

Atheists and Anger

I want to talk about atheists and anger. This has been a hard piece to write, and it may be a hard one to read. I’m not going to be as polite and good-tempered as I usually am in this blog; this piece is about anger, and for once I’m going to fucking well let …

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Oct 14 2007

Carnival of the Godless #77

Carnival of the Godless #77 is up at The Skeptical Alchemist. My piece this time around: Why Religion Is Like Fanfic. My favorite other piece in this carnival: My biggest problem with Biblical morality by C. L. Hanson at Letters from a Broad. (Pertinent quote: “Let me be very clear: There is no context where …

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Oct 14 2007

Humanist Symposium #9: Illustrated Edition

Hi, and welcome to the Humanist Symposium #9. After the bang-up job Elliptica did with the last Symposium and the whole Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam theme, I had a seriously tough act to follow. So after trying in vain to come up with some extremely clever theme or twist for my edition of the Symposium, …

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