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Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 29 2012

An amusing approach to Chick-Fil-A

The suggestion, if you don’t want to watch the whole thing: everyone go to Chick-Fil-A on 1 August, and just order a glass of water, nothing more. It’s biblical! They should gratefully fill your order! I won’t be doing it, though. There is no Chick-Fil-A anywhere near me, praise God.

Jul 29 2012

Why I am an atheist – Kai Henningsen

Why am I an atheist? Short answer: I was born that way, and never saw a reason to change.

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Jul 28 2012

Another ex-pastor’s story

I like Annalise Fonza’s deconversion story. The sticking point for her was something I also find awful: the Christian dogma of original sin, and the way so many Christians literally detest their own humanity.

Jul 28 2012

The cables!

cable

I saw this on @cstross‘s twitter feed and had to laugh. Audiophiles and other bewildered purchasers of high-end electronics can get thoroughly deranged and start throwing ridiculous sums of money at the most trivial components — like cables. How would you like this extra-special X-Box cable? I found one place selling it for $85; the …

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Jul 28 2012

Fox News Officially Divorced from Reality poll

Brilliant! Ask a bunch of American Fox News viewers about the British perception of Mitt Romney! Guess what, guys? 87% don’t see any problem. It would be especially nice if a mob of hooligans from the UK showed up to let Fox News know what you actually think. How’s Mitt Romney’s visit to Britain going? …

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Jul 28 2012

Why UFOlogists are wrong

Because their claims make no sense. Oh, and the lack of evidence, too.

Jul 28 2012

TZT

That last thread grew rather sluggishly — we’re definitely dealing with slow Romero-esque zombies here. Which makes it easier to take them down.

Jul 28 2012

Why I am an atheist – Steven Kukula

I had been a skeptical believer from my youth, taking everything with a grain of salt, but knowing that as I got older I’d know more. At 17, when I graduated from my Catholic high school, I left the church, believing it to be nothing more than an authoritarian organization. I consider myself to have …

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Jul 27 2012

Pharyngula Podcast: Of fusions and humanists

We were hanging out right now. Here’s the video: Comments can be found on YouTube or Google+. Thanks to Esteleth, Samuel Mark, Michael Boys, Yankee Cynic, Ben Uticone, Troy Britain, Saber Woodard, and Christopher Gray for participating!

Jul 27 2012

Friday Cephalopod: Squid of Color

SquidColor

(It’s from the California Seafood Council, but let’s not hold that against them)

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