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Monthly Archive for February, 2009

obama and prayer

I live in a not-particularly-religious, particularly-liberal part of the country, which means that during the Presidential campaign I was surrounded by a large number of not-particularly-religious fervent Obama supporters, which means that I had the following conversation (or some variant of it) on multiple occasions: “You realize that Obama is a Jesus-lover?” “You don’t know [...]

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televangelism and the recession

Wondering what sort of business opportunities are recession-proof? Strike televangelism from your list: To make ends meet, religious broadcasters are tightening their belts and going back to basics. That means sticking with time-tested formulas, postponing innovations and counting on loyal (largely senior) audiences to keep donating even when it hurts. Coincidentally, these are most of [...]

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jakes and the flashman

You are probably familiar with “megachurch pastor” T.D. Jakes, whose stepson recently exposed himself to undercover police officers. (The kid’s attorney is apparently called “Faith Johnson”, which is pretty much the best name possible for someone involved with a religious exposure case.) The news story is unfortunately vague on what this “exposure” entailed, forcing me [...]

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worries

One of the principal worries involved in writing this sort of book (other than the omnipresent worry that no one will publish it) is that people will react poorly to the “Your Religion is False” message. It’s OK (if a bit impolite) to tell someone his politics are wrong, or that his haircut is terrible, [...]

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shirts and stickers

I have received a handful of inquiries asking where I got the clever “FALSE” logo in the sidebar, and also where you could get it. The short answer is that I fancy myself a bit of a graphic artist (even though I have almost no aptitude for it), and that I made it in Inkscape. [...]

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motion sickness

I have been informed by a number of people that the bootleg video makes them motion-sick. (I would not know, as I am too chicken to watch it, although a number of my co-workers are watching it, which creates the disconcerting effect of hearing my voice coming from other people’s computers.) The good news is [...]

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bootleg video of my BIL talk

At some point there should be an official video, but this will have to hold you over until then: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3soDns9WGhk&hl=en&fs=1]

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hello BIL friends

This is mostly a placeholder page for the forthcoming book “Your Religion is False”.  If you’d like to contact me (especially if you are a literary agent), I can be reached at your.religion.is.false —at—- gmail.com.

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