• The Pledge of Allegiance

    Taking lessons from the marriage equality movement, the American Humanist Association has continued its fight against the phrase ‘under god’ being a part of the pledge of allegiance by challenging the phrase’s inclusion in the pledge but basing the challenge on state laws.  This same strategy was what first enabled …

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  • Chain Letter

    I received the following chain letter from a family member not too long ago: Beyond Disrespect !!! In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham asked the Lord to spare the city if he could find 50 righteous people. God responded to Abraham’s plea “If I find in Sodom fifty …

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  • Sex Offenders and Privacy

    A friend of mine posted the other day that he was upset after finding out that some person in his neighborhood was a registered sex offender.  What a strange, puritanically poisoned culture we live in!  I can’t wrap my brain around the treatment that sex offenders get…  Or rather, I …

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The Pledge of Allegiance

Taking lessons from the marriage equality movement, the American Humanist Association has continued its fight against the phrase ‘under god’ being a part of the pledge of allegiance by challenging the phrase’s inclusion in the pledge but basing the challenge on state laws.  This same strategy was what first enabled …

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Chain Letter

I received the following chain letter from a family member not too long ago: Beyond Disrespect !!! In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham asked the Lord to spare the city if he could find 50 righteous people. God responded to Abraham’s plea “If I find in Sodom fifty …

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Sex Offenders and Privacy

A friend of mine posted the other day that he was upset after finding out that some person in his neighborhood was a registered sex offender.  What a strange, puritanically poisoned culture we live in!  I can’t wrap my brain around the treatment that sex offenders get…  Or rather, I …

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Boy Scouts of America

Today I was not-completely-surprised to read the following headline: ‘DISNEY ENDS FUNDING TO BOY SCOUTS OVER GAY POLICY‘.  As many of you …

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Kissing Hank’s Arse

There’s a fun little skit (script here) that I found a little youtube video of people acting out! Some not so subtle …

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22 Answers

On Feb 4 science educator Bill Nye ‘debated’ the CEO of ‘Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham on the subject of creationism.  From …

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The Power of Prophecy!

The other day one of my favorite internet personalities gave a phone in interview on a local radio station here in Minneapolis. …

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Scaffolding

I listened the other day to a show in which atheists were answering questions posed to them by folks calling into the …

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Practicality Filter

Our brains really are amazing things.  If you consider all of the visual, spatial, gustatory, auditory, olfactory, and tactile information that a brain …

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Emergence

There’s an interesting concept bandied around in science and philosophy called ‘emergence’, or ‘supervenience‘.  A full description would be extra long, but …