Quantcast

Monthly Archive: November 2008

Nov 12 2008

Blog Carnivals!

Carnival of the Godless #104 is up at Homosecular Gaytheist. Carnival of the Liberals #77 is up at The Lay Scientist. And Skeptic’s Circle #99 is up at Ferret’s Cage. Happy reading!

Nov 11 2008

Debating the Invisible, Arguing the Emotional: Religion and Politics, Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I discussed the question of religion in the political arena… specifically when it comes to Prop 8, and banning same-sex marriage. I discussed the problem of how religion — a belief system based on authority, tradition, and personal feeling, a belief system that’s essentially uninterested in reason or evidence and is often …

Continue reading »

Nov 09 2008

Why We Care What Other People Believe: Religion, Race, and Prop 8

(Disclaimer: Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to blog about politics for a while. Y’all should have known that wasn’t going to happen. Hell, I should have known that wasn’t going to happen. Mistakes were made. Let’s just move on, shall we? Besides, that was four days ago. Why do you keep bringing …

Continue reading »

Nov 08 2008

Sex, And The Difference Between Jaded And Relaxed: The Blowfish Blog

Please note: This post — and the post that it links to — discusses my personal sex life; not at great length or in a huge amount of detail, but family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff may decide to skip this one. Thanks. I have a new piece up …

Continue reading »

Nov 05 2008

Proud — and Bitterly Disappointed

Wow. Okay. This is an unfamiliar feeling. Today I am, for the first time in many years, proud to be an American. Some of it is about race. I’ll freely acknowledge that. I am an unrepentant liberal, and I’m old-school enough to feel ashamed and guilty about my country’s ugly history on race… and proud …

Continue reading »

Nov 04 2008

Vote!

And now, for my final election blogging post before it’s all over, a simple exhortation: Get out and vote! Wear comfortable shoes in case there are long lines. Wear warm clothes if it might be cold. Bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Bring this number with you — 1-866-OUR-VOTE — in case you …

Continue reading »

Nov 03 2008

What Does Science Have To Do With Atheism?

What does science have to do with atheism? Atheists and atheist writers yak about science a lot. Myself included. If you read a lot of atheist writing, you might think atheists are laboring under the delusion that atheism is a prerequisite for practicing science… and/or that science has somehow proven religion wrong. For the record: …

Continue reading »

Nov 03 2008

Greta’s Sporadic Blog Carnival #4: Election Edition

And it’s time for another round of cool, funny, snarky, interesting, informative stuff I found in the blogosphere and the Interwebs. The election edition, what with it being the day before election day. On Undersized Red, White and Blue Balls, on Faster than the Speed of Satire… A very funny and pertinent piece, comparing the …

Continue reading »

Nov 01 2008

Obama & Biden Oppose Prop 8… and Notes on Political Morality

In yet another shining example of moral leadership, the Yes on 8 campaign has just sent out a deceptive flyer making it seem as both Barack Obama and Joe Biden support Yes on 8, the initiative on the California ballot to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. To be clear: Obama and Biden …

Continue reading »

Nov 01 2008

On Writing Porn In Public: The Blowfish Blog

Note: This piece, and the piece it links to, discusses my personal sex life and sexuality in some detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read that should probably skip this post. Thanks. I have a new piece on the Blowfish Blog. It’s about my attempt to understand secret exhibitionism — a sexual …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts