MANY PEOPLE WOULD RATHER DIE THAN THINK; IN FACT, MOST DO. — BERTRAND RUSSELL

October 2013


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Real men (don’t) pray

I’m bothered by the “Real Men Pray” mantra that has been going around Christian circles for the last 20 years or so. I was inspired — if that is the word — to write this post because…




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Why am I not surprised?

Marco Rubio’s claim that he “never” supported the government shutdown falls flat, and is, I’m sure, what will be numerous examples of Republicans trying to back pedal on the shutdown and salvage what’s left of…



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For Squirrels: What a shame

I loved this band from back in the day. They were solid songwriters. From Wikipedia: The band’s original lineup consisted of vocalist (Jack) Vigliatura, bassist (Bill) White, guitarist Travis Tooke, and drummer Jay Russell. Explaining…


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GOP fail

Now that the Republicans have sufficiently embarrassed themselves while managing to embarrass the country with their dangerous game of brinkmanship, it’s safe to say, as does this New York Times blog post, the strategy of…


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Grand Old Party of Irony

If the Republican’s aren’t that good at maintaining any level of credibility or even relevancy here in the year 2013, at least members of the House do one thing well: irony. The same party that…


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Pre-believers?

So, thanks to Atheist Intermarried, I’ve come across a new term called a “pre-believer,” who is someone who is not yet a Christian, but who will one day, presumably, either come to believe in Christ…