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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 29 2013

A refutation of the Kalam cosmological argument for god

William Lane Craig is a theologian whom I have encountered before because of his advocacy of what is known as ‘divine command theory‘ that asserts that “things are morally good or bad, or morally obligatory, permissible, or prohibited, solely because of God’s will or commands”, and results in him justifying the most horrendous atrocities, both …

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Jan 29 2013

Boy scouts to accept gays?

News reports are emerging that the Boy Scouts are seriously considering lifting the ban on gay members and scout leaders and that the decision might come very soon. The Boy Scouts of America, one of the nation’s largest private youth organizations, is actively considering an end to its decades-long policy of banning gay scouts or …

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Jan 28 2013

Beyond Beyoncegate

Since I complimented Beyonce on her rendition of the national anthem at the inauguration, I feel let down by the news that she may have lip-synced her performance. Although it can hardly be considered a scandal, if true it does signify a lack of professionalism on her part, especially if the other charge that she …

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Jan 28 2013

Poor rich people

It seems like some rich people never seem to realize that, in times when so many are losing their homes, it is not a good idea to whine to reporters about how tough their lives are when their troubles are ones of having excess. I wrote about this peculiar phenomenon before and the latest edition …

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Jan 28 2013

“I feel, therefore it exists”

It is quite extraordinary how religious people seem to be comfortable telling atheists that they are arrogant for asserting publicly that there is no god. Those on the liberal end of the political spectrum tend to be particularly prone to this failing, perhaps feeling the need to protect their flank with the ‘religious moderates’. (Connie …

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Jan 28 2013

The future of Republican party

It is clear that the Republican party is still smarting from its losses in the last election and trying to find ways to become more appealing to the general public, especially women, minorities, immigrants, and the young, without alienating its traditional base and in particular the extremist bloc that has painted the party into a …

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Jan 27 2013

Scottie pinwheel

It’s been some time since I put up a cute dog video so here’s one.

Jan 27 2013

Interesting study on health care and longevity

Harold Meyerson discusses a new report by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine that looks at the relationship between health care and longevity for 17 developed countries.

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Jan 27 2013

More on the Catholic Church’s ‘fetuses are not people’ defense

You have to hand it to the Catholic Church. When it comes to inventing tortured reasoning to justify its own failings, it stands alone. No doubt the millennia of experience trying to explain why people should believe in a god or accept the authority of the pope or what happens to babies who die before …

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Jan 26 2013

What happens if an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

This paradox is a popular one that seems to have no resolution since the existence of one seems to deny the possibility of the other. After all, if you have an unstoppable force that must mean that there can be no such thing as immovable object and vice versa.

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