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Category Archive: Pointless Poll

Feb 11 2014

An Australian survey

It’s terrible. It’s nothing but loaded question after loaded question, with no opportunity for nuance. The Australian Christian Lobby is begging for you to tell them to kick Christianity out of the curriculum. These are the kinds of questions they ask: Faith-based school communities and families who homeschool should have the flexibility to teach creation …

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Feb 04 2014

Shall we decide who won the #creationdebate with a poll?

Sure, why not. Especially since it’s a landslide even before I start pharyngulating it. Who won the debate tonight? Ken Ham 9% Bill Nye 91% That’s a poll on Christian Today — so even the faithful saw Ham’s undeniable defeat. This result makes it even more interesting that Answers in Genesis has committed to selling …

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Feb 04 2014

Ham on Nye

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Tonight’s the night that Bill Nye and Ken Ham flail at each other in one of the more widely publicized creation/evolution debates of the year. I think Nye made major mistakes in setting this up — handing over total control of the venue and the revenues to Ham was just a tremendous error — but …

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Dec 14 2013

A poll: is a giant cross on a hilltop a Christian symbol?

This is the kind of thing where you’d think the answer is “Duh!”, but people are still struggling to make excuses for the Mt. Soledad Cross. This has been facing years of court cases, and fans of the cross, including Antonin Scalia, have been in denial that it’s a Christian symbol in defiance of all …

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Nov 19 2013

Cthulhu has a poll

If you happen to be an acolyte of the Cthulhu mythos, you might be interested in answering this poll. If you are not a follower of the mythos, do not answer this poll, or fell non-Euclidean creatures will nest in the eaves of your house, and gibber insanely through the night until your mind is …

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Oct 13 2013

Alabama football prayer poll

Boy, when you see those four words strung together in the title, you know exactly what you expect to see: sophisticated theology. They certainly do parse the temporal options finely to conceal the fact that they are proposing to to use the public school system to promote sectarian religious practice. When do you think prayer …

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Oct 11 2013

Another ridiculous poll

The Montgomery, Alabama police have pious plan to send out priests along with the police on emergency calls. “Trained” priests, apparently, which means they’re going to be spending money on completely unqualified people who can provide no material assistance to tag along with the police. Why? Because it makes someone in the chain of command …

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Oct 11 2013

Validating religious symbolism…with a poll

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This is a cross in Middleboro, Massachusetts. It’s on public land in the town. Would you believe that the people of the town stupidly looked at that and decided there was no conflict at all between a great big Christian symbol that says OBEY WORSHIP and secular government? None at all. Let’s just pretend that …

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Sep 13 2013

A poll…by AXE? Really?

This was entirely predictable. Axe, the deodorant company with the really horrible sexist ads, is doing something admirable, sponsoring a contest to send people to a space camp in Florida. They’re doing it with a poll, unfortunately (please, people, just stop! Popularity contests are not measures of merit!), and the one woman in the Malaysian …

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Sep 05 2013

I think this poll has already been trashed

909,000 votes? I think the robots (who are all atheists, obviously) have already slammed into this poll. You may still use your feeble fleshy appendages to click on it anyway, puny human. Do you think the words “under God” should be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance? Yes 90% No 10%

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