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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 31 2012

Looking back at 2012

I am not a big fan of year end lists but I do make an exception for Tom Tomorrow’s year end cartoon summary of the idiocies that we endured over the last year: Part 1 and Part 2.

Dec 25 2012

Reason’s Greetings

spiritofchristmas

I wish everyone best wishes for the holiday season, however and with whomever you choose to celebrate it. (Update: I had forgotten where this comic originally came from but reader Jorg reminds me that that the original was from Calamities of Nature, which, alas, no longer produces new comics. But you can see the original, …

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Dec 24 2012

Holiday blog posting

Blog posting will be sporadic until after the new year. I am going to be taking some time to goof off, or at least goof off more than I usually do. But I will not be completely silent and will continue to post on things from time to time as and when the mood strikes …

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Dec 24 2012

Ringing of the Bells

Dec 24 2012

So true

non sequitur

(Via gocomics.)

Dec 23 2012

Six things that should not be said after any tragedy

Stephen Prothero, a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University, lists the six things he does not want to hear in the wake of massacres like last week’s.

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Dec 23 2012

Please support Ed Brayton and the Despatches from the Culture Wars blog

Ed Brayton is one of the founders of FreethoughtBlogs and a key person who works behind the scenes to keep things running as well as keeping together a highly opinionated group of people. That last task alone is a Herculean one that he fulfills admirably with his good humor and common sense approach. His blog …

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Dec 23 2012

Making a better Christmas

For all my joking around about waging war on Christmas, I actually enjoy the holiday, apart from the commercialism and the insane shopping sprees that people seem to indulge in. Despite all the attempts of Fox News, Christmas is becoming irreversibly secularized and thus gone back to its pagan roots. They may be able to …

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Dec 22 2012

The manger scene

Mr. Bean shows us what likely went on on that first Christmas day.

Dec 22 2012

The hidden size of nonbelievers

The people who are nonbelievers in any religion sometimes feel like a small minority. But this is purely a local illusion. When it comes to religions, different ones dominate different parts of the world. But when it comes to nonbelievers, we are all pretty much the same everywhere. We are the true uniters, not dividers, …

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