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Monthly Archive: August 2009

Aug 27 2009

Life update

So here’s a quick rundown on what’s been going on in my life. Work’s got me wound up tighter than a spring, with a huge domain migration scheduled for Sept. 16th and a ton of niggling busy-work to do between now and then; plus I have had to play hero several times in the past …

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Aug 27 2009

Ever wanted to work out some of reality’s bugs?

I’ve loved Greek, Roman and Norse mythology since I was a child — or at least, for as long as I can recall. I have vague recollections, in fact, of doing research on a word I had heard in an episode of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon: “Ragnarok”. In finding out its etymology, I discovered the …

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Aug 26 2009

You can be an atheist without nihilism

A theist decided to think through atheism and it apparently really bothered him. It’s stunning how close to the truth this guy is, and yet he handwaves away what atheists would say — either “we’re social animals” or “we should just enjoy life”. I don’t see how either of these should be handwaved away, though. …

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Aug 25 2009

Deborah, 13

Visit documentary-log.com to watch documentaries online! At least one good thing happened as a result of this young girl’s thorough indoctrination in religion — there’s one less Britney Spears / Victoria Beckham worshipper and reality TV watcher in the world. Everything else… wow. I’m only 20 mins in but am listening to it while off …

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Aug 24 2009

This life is not a test

Beautiful. And not just because of the swelling background music, I mean the sentiment behind it.

Aug 24 2009

Get organized! Get in the fight!

I can think of no better general to marshall the ground troops than Stephanie Zvan, who put together a great briefing on your health care situation, why you don’t have as much backup as you could, and what you can do about it. This is actually a tougher fight than the election was. Corporations far …

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Aug 23 2009

More Sunday Atheist Readings

Linking posts are like cruise control for good-blogging-habits. Why write your own blog when you can point to others? Though an atheist-centric linking post on Sunday morning seems strangely fitting, does it not? I guess, that depends on what your particular religion’s holy day happens to be. I mean, the Abrahamic religions can’t even decide …

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Aug 22 2009

Weird Al’s new single: Ringtone

Weird Al Yankovic rules. He’s releasing all this stuff as part of his Internet Leaks collection, and uploaded this to his own Youtube channel. Let’s see how long it’ll be before his record company files a DMCA claim and has it taken down. Way to embrace modern technology, dude.

Aug 22 2009

Why is it so difficult to “come out” as an atheist?

I’ve been wondering for the past few weeks, given a bunch of blogospherics that’s happened recently, why it is that it’s so hard for people who have come to grips with their lack of belief, to actually tell people about it?

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Aug 22 2009

RCimT: US Separation of Church and State

Here’s another edition of Random Crap in my Tabs. I’m just going to abbreviate it from now on, in fact — that takes up a lot of title space otherwise. Wingnuts are freaking out over the proposed new dollar coins, which apparently won’t have “In God We Trust” on them. Except one of the commenters, …

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