Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 30 2011

In Honor of Mark Twain’s Birthday, Some of His Thoughts on Religion

I love Mark Twain, and since today is his 176th birthday, I thought I’d recognize the day by posting a few of his thoughts on a subject he always had quite a bit to say about — religion. “Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that …

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Nov 23 2011

Did Michele Bachmann Really Expect To Get Away With Her Jesse James Story?

Michele Bachmann has been making quite a habit of revising her family history since entering the GOP primary race. Needing to sound more Iowan while campaigning in the all-important state of Iowa, she became a 7th generation Iowan, turning the story of her Norwegian immigrant ancestors into something straight out of Little House on the …

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Nov 21 2011

His Noodly Appendage is Everywhere!


This is just one of those weird little things that I feel compelled to post about. Yesterday, I spent the day working on a website for a student group that I work with in my “spare” time. Part of what I do for this group is to put together video presentations about their awesome service …

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Nov 14 2011

Why is the Banning of O’Reilly’s Lincoln Book Making Headlines?

This is sort of pissing me off. OK, so Bill O’Reilly’s new book about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln contains a bunch of historical inaccuracies, and the National Parks Service has banned its sale in the Ford’s Theatre bookstore. O’Reilly’s book does contain a lot of inaccuracies that are clearly due to poor scholarship and …

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Nov 11 2011

Hey Veterans: Take Two Bible Verses and Call Me in the Morning

As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been AWOL this week from my blog here, but I’ll be back next week to write about all the things I’ve been working on that have been keeping me so busy that I haven’t had time to blog. But, as busy as I am, I couldn’t let …

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Nov 04 2011

Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot

For the past three years, an atheist Army sergeant has had to remain silent as lie after lie was told about him by an Air Force Major named Jonathan Dowty. Major Dowty, a.k.a. JD the Christian Fighter Pilot, is a Christian officer who belongs to the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF), an organization that thinks the real duty of …

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Nov 02 2011

What’s Good for the Goose is NOT Good for the Christian Nationalist Pseudo-Historians


Headline today on David Barton’s Wallbuilders website: “Atheist Group Takes Down Billboard With Inaccurate Anti-Christian Jefferson Quote.” The headline links to an article on The Blaze, the news website of Barton’s cohort Glenn Beck, which begins: “An Orange County group of skeptics, ‘with a heavy atheist ‘bent,’ have become tongue-tied in their campaign for secularism. …

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Nov 02 2011

Break Out the Sharpies — Let’s Unofficially Remove the Official National Motto from our Money

OK, my fellow heathens and everybody else who gives a shit about the separation of church and state. As expected, Congressman Randy Forbes’s resolution to shove “In God We Trust” in everybody’s faces passed in the House yesterday. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it with this crap, and it’s time to take …

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