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Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 21 2007

Skeptics’ Circle #76

Skeptics’ Circle #76 is up at Aardvarchaeology. My piece in this circle: True or False? Helpful or Harmful? The Two Different Arguments About Religion. My favorite other pieces in this circle: Section the second: The Evil Dictators Argument by Whiskey Before Breakfast, on why the 20th century was not the bloodiest century in history — …

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Dec 19 2007

“He would have talked me out of it”: When Religion Refuses to be Questioned

Something jumped out at me when I was digging around on the Celebrity Atheists List. It bugged me, and I want to talk about it. It was in the page on Ted Turner — the part talking about his divorce from Jane Fonda. Apparently, one of the main reasons Fonda and the atheist Turner broke …

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Dec 17 2007

Male Dom Female Sub

Please note: This post, and the post it links to, discusses my personal sex life — or to be more accurate, my tastes in porn — in a certain amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Has anyone …

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Dec 17 2007

“Let Them Make Up Their Own Minds”: Bringing Up Kids Without God

This one’s for everybody. But it’s especially for (a) godless parents, and (b) people who were brought up by godless parents. It has to do with how to teach children about godlessness. My parents were both agnostics. (A fact for which I am more grateful every week… whenever I read the sad and awful stories …

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Dec 16 2007

Carnivals: Humanist Symposium #12 and Carnival of the Liberals #53

Blog carnival time! Humanist Symposium #12 is up at Evanescent! This is probably my favorite blog carnival of all, and I always look forward to it eagerly — it’s such a perfect refutation of the idea that atheism is a depressing, negative, self-centered philosophy. My pieces in this Symposium: “A Relationship Between Physical Things”: Yet …

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Dec 15 2007

“Trusted adults, including priests, may be the abusers”

From USA Today comes this story about coloring/ comic books that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York is handing out to children to warn them about sex predators. (Click on the image to see it in its full glory.) I quote: The Archdiocese of New York is handing out coloring and comic books that …

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Dec 15 2007

When Life Hands You Cliches…

Life handed us lemons this week. In a very literal way. We get a weekly delivery of organic groceries and produce from Planet Organics (a service that we love, btw), and normally we custom order to get the particular produce we want. But this week I forgot to custom order, so instead we got the …

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Dec 14 2007

Are You A Sex Addict? The Blowfish Blog

Please note: This post, and the post it links to, discusses many different aspects of my personal sex life, in a certain amount of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that, please don’t. I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. A two parter, actually. In the piece, I …

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Dec 14 2007

Friday Cat Blogging: Catfish Waiting for the Heater

And now, a cute picture of our cat. This one requires a little explanation. Catfish’s favorite thing in the world is to sit on our heater. When it’s off, the pilot light is still on, so the top of it is a little bit warm all the time. We put a placemat on it so …

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Dec 13 2007

“Pulling the Strings”: Greta Interviewed by Rachel Kramer Bussel

Note to family members and others who don’t want to read about my personal sex life: You really, really do not want to read this post. At all. This post goes into quite a bit of detail about aspects of my personal sex life that you almost certainly don’t want to know about. If you …

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