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Daily Archives: August 10, 2009
Canadian Atheist Visits the Young Earth Creationist Museum in Kentucky and is Asked to Turn His “There’s Probably No God” Shirt Inside Out Before Entering
Then towards the end of the exhibit, because he and his buddies were laughing at the displays, they asked him to leave: I’m of two minds about this. First, the museum is completely private property and those who own it … Continue reading
At least, at the end, her head didn’t spin.
Robert Wright, a guest blogger for Andrew Sullivan this week, makes a great point about health care and rationing: What more is there to say about Sarah Palin’s now-famous claim that President Obama’s health-care plan features “death panels” that will … Continue reading
Survival of the John Birchest: The Economic Pressures on Shout Radio to Push Ever Further to the Far Right
At conservative David Frum’s New Majority website is a fascinating article on what’s driving American “shout radio” to, well, shout even louder than usual: [I]n an interview with a talk radio trade publication, Talkers Magazine, late last year, Talk Radio … Continue reading
Is It Intellectually Coherent to Call Yourself an Atheist or Agnostic and Read the Bible Sympathetically?
Of course it is! Atheists and agnostics can see mythic archetypes in the Bible, and derive poetic sustenance from them. They can also read Greek myth and the Bhagavad Gita too. Shelly, an atheist, wrote a poem to Prometheus. And Paul … Continue reading