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Monthly Archive: February 2010

Feb 26 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Absolute Certainty Isn’t Necessary to Reach a Conclusion

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “We don’t know anything for sure, therefore it’s reasonable to believe in religion” is a terrible argument. Even though we can almost never have certain knowledge, we …

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Feb 25 2010

Gay Mafiosi and Group Marriage Monotheists: Sex, “Caprica,” and a Changing World

Well, I wasn’t expecting this. I’ve recently gotten sucked into “Caprica,” the prequel series to “Battlestar Galactica” airing on the SyFy Channel. (Yes, this is about sex — hear me out.) I hadn’t planned to put yet another hour-long drama on my TV schedule, and Loki knows I don’t have time for it; but I …

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Feb 25 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Why Are Religions So Different?

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! If religious believers are perceiving a real entity, why are religious beliefs around the world so different, even totally contradictory? We more or less agree about our …

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Feb 25 2010

New Fishnet Story: “Piggy”

It was wet in that alley. There’d been so much rain that everything was damp, all the time. Most of what had got soaked during the previous night’s downpour stayed soggy enough, even without the drizzle. Even without me there, leaking my — well — I’m getting ahead of myself. Daddy likes me dirty. That …

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Feb 24 2010

Bearing Witness to Godlessness: David Bazan’s “Curse Your Branches”

It starts with a lush, instrumental intro. A surprisingly long instrumental intro. As if the singer were reluctant to begin singing. As if he knows that what he’s going to sing will be difficult — difficult for him to sing, difficult for his audience to hear — and is putting it off, or maybe just …

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Feb 24 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Popularity Still /= Truth

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! “Lots of people believe in God, therefore God must be real” is a terrible argument for religion. People can be mistaken — and large groups of people …

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Feb 23 2010

The Learned Fetish

Please note: This piece discusses my personal sex life and sexual fantasies, in a whole lot of detail. Family members and others who don’t want to read about that stuff — you really don’t read this one. This piece was originally published on the Blowfish Blog. Can fetishes be acquired? There’s a truism among many …

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Feb 23 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Life Is Good Without God

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! You don’t have to believe in God to live a good, meaningful, joyful life. And you don’t have to believe that life will continue forever after you …

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Feb 19 2010

Friday Cat Blogging: Violet in Life or Death Struggle with the Yoga Mat

And now, some cute pictures of our cat. As I mentioned in a previous cat post, Violet has recently become obsessed with my physical therapy routine — especially the parts where I’m stretching on the floor on the yoga mat. She’s fascinated by it, and almost always comes over the investigate… although I’m not sure …

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Feb 19 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: Personal Experience Is Not Evidence

Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy! Personal spiritual experiences, no matter how intense or real they seem, are a terrible argument for religion. The human brain can produce vivid experiences that aren’t real, …

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