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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 22 2011

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fishmen…

It’s beginning to look a lot like fish-men Everywhere I go; From the minute I got to town And started to look around I thought these ill-bred people’s gill-slits showed… I still think that Christmas Rhapsody is the best Christmas song parody ever. But this is a damn close second. My only problem is that …

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Dec 21 2011

A Very Special Christmas Song — No, Really

queen bohemian rhapsody

Is this the Yuletide? It’s such a mystery Will I be denied Or will there be gifts for me? Come down the stairs Look under the tree and see… And it’s time, once again, for my annual plug for my candidate for the Best Christmas Song Parody Evar: Christmas Rhapsody, Pledge Drive’s Christmas-themed parody of …

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Dec 21 2011

What Are The Goals of the Atheist Movement?

You Know It's A Myth American Atheists billboard

“It doesn’t do any good for atheists to argue with believers about religion, or to make fun of religion, or to insult it. In fact, it’s counter-productive. It actually hurts our cause.” We see this argument a lot among atheists. And my usual response is to say, “Does not!” I usually point to history, and …

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Dec 20 2011

Catroductions: Houdini

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And completing the introduction of each of our kittens individually, I’d like to introduce you all to Houdini.Houdini is the reason we have three kittens instead of two. We went to the adoption event of our friends who do fostering, with the full intention of adopting two kittens. In fact, other friends who knew we …

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Dec 19 2011

Some Thoughts on Godless Language

On Language Chomksy

“How can you use the phrase ‘R.I.P.’? They’re not resting — they’re dead and gone! You’re catering to religion when you use that language!” “That word ‘transcendent’ is nonsensical! There’s no supernatural world to transcend to! You’re catering to religion when you use that language!” “Don’t say ‘Bless you’ when somebody sneezes! That’s religious terminology! …

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Dec 19 2011

Welcome Edwin Kagin’s Blasphemous Blogging to Freethought Blogs!

We have a new blogger in the Freethought Blogs network: Edwin Kagin, and his blog, Blasphemous Blogging! Edwin Kagin is the National Legal Director for American Atheists; the founder of Camp Quest; co-author of The Fundamentals of Extremism: The Christian Right in America; author of Baubles of Blasphemy; co-founder of “Recover Resources Center,” alternatives to …

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Dec 19 2011

Catroductions: Comet

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Continuing with the introduction of each of our kittens individually, I’d like to introduce you all to Comet.Comet is trouble. Right here in San Francisco. And that starts with a T, and that rhymes with C, and that stands for Comet! She’s not at all bad-natured or bad-tempered. She’s just very energetic — VERY, VERY, …

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Dec 16 2011

No Fashion Friday or Cat Blogging Today

No Fashion Friday or cat blogging today. It seems inappropriate.

Dec 16 2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

I never met the man. And today, I am intensely sad that he’s dead. A fair amount of what Christopher Hitchens said and wrote irritated the fuck out of me. Some of it even seriously angered me. But the man was brilliant. He did difficult, at times even dangerous work that few others were willing …

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Dec 15 2011

Catroductions: Talisker

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I’ve been blogging about all three of our new kittens a lot lately, with lots of photos of all of them piled up together, as if they were a conglomerate or a hive mind. The fact that all three like to play and snuggle together so much makes us ridiculously happy, and we have a …

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