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Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 30 2013

Piety masked with scholarship is particularly revolting

I know professors of English. I like professors of English, and can respect their work. But then some professors of English publish total rubbish like this, and it’s facepalm time. Jesus’ resurrection: What really happened? This scholar’s interpretation navigates between the perils of realism and fundamentalism Read the whole thing, if you can stomach it. …

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Nov 30 2013

Canadians are so adorably awkward

They have conservatives up there, too. And here’s one, Brian Pallister, trying to be nice to atheists.

Nov 30 2013

Not the best way to start the morning…

…discovering that I’ve been cited in the Daily Mail. They picked up on my criticism of the MFAP hypothesis, and illustrated it with a photo of a slender naked woman. I’ll hang my head in shame the rest of the day. But at least they got the story right, and quoted extensively from my article …

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Nov 29 2013

A tragedy in Morris

I have learned that the university bookstore in Morris has completely sold out of all copies of The Happy Atheist. I know, rural residents of western Minnesota, you were hoping to pick up a few pallet loads to give out as Christmas presents this year, and you were planning to drive in to town with …

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Nov 29 2013

Atheists sink to new depths of depravity!

Ken Ham has a new post up about how evil atheists really are. It seems like atheists will go to pretty extreme lengths to combat the words of a God they don’t even believe exists. Uh-oh. What have we done now? Beheaded people? Tossed them in prison for believing? Stoned them to death? Persecuted people …

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Nov 29 2013

Anderson Cooper is going to be embarrassing, I bet

Brace yourselves. The heaven brigade is going to get another whirl on the mass media carousel. AC360° Special report Sunday "To Heaven and Back" airs Sunday at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. E.T. Randi Kaye meets three people who were on the brink of death, when they say they left this world for another. I’ll …

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Nov 29 2013

Friday Cephalopod: Black Friday

In Medias Res

Vampyroteuthis would like you to know that it is forgivable that you visit Walmart or any of the other greedy big box stores today in search of bargains; however, the retailers who exploit their workers and gin up scarcity and treat the desperate poor as targets are going to someday find themselves dying cold, dark, …

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Nov 29 2013

Belated retraction of Seralini’s bad anti-GMO paper

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Last year, the Elsevier journal Food and Chemical Toxicology by Gilles Seralini and others that purported to show that rats fed genetically modified corn were more prone to get cancer. The cranks loved it; Mike Adams thought it was great, it was touted on the Dr Oz show (I don’t know why they were concerned; …

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Nov 27 2013

My Thanksgiving plans

This is pretty much my plan for tomorrow. Although, typical selfe-centred Brit, he doesn’t seem to realize that Thanksgiving is not about celebrating our separation from England, it’s about celebrating our plundering of the wealth of the native people of North America. We are actually literally doing no work for Thanksgiving at all. We’re going …

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Nov 27 2013

One law for all

The report takes a little too much glee at poking at the JREF, but it does seem fair: Broward County is cracking down on tax exemptions for non-profits, including the JREF and churches. If they have undeveloped or unused property, property that isn’t being used for a charitable function, they are being told to pay …

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