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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

Next time you visit HuffPo to get your dose of important news like “Jon Gosselin’s Las Vegas Pool Party (PHOTOS)” and “Macaulay Culkin Is Prince Michael ‘Blanket’ Jackson’s Father,” make sure to stick around for some of their more intellectual fare, like “Yoga Chickie” Lauren Cahn’s “Why I Failed As an Atheist.” It’s a good-sounding [...]

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Inconsiderate Use of Creation

What causes global warming? There’s a number of commonly-held theories: carbon dioxide third-world “kleptocrats” trying to usher in a “New International Economic Order” cow farts Marxism meat-eating Swiss prayers sunspots the earth’s increasingly-hot molten core nothing the Industrial Revolution government funding for studying global warming power-driven financiers and profit-driven corporations and their cartels backed by [...]

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For reasons I’m not quite clear on, the New York Times has dragged up the Ontological Argument, one of the stupider reasons for believing in a god. Conveniently, they’ve summed it up in drawing form, which I’ve fair-used below: Although there are various counter-arguments, like “existence is not a predicate” and “by the same logic [...]

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Global warming skeptics have latched onto the recent paucity of hurricanes as disevidence for Al Gore’s climate change thesis. Predictions of global warming include increased tropical storm activity, they argue, so the lack of such storms casts doubt on the “warming” hypothesis. It turns out, though, there’s a simpler explanation for the quiet seas: Yahweh: [...]

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What Religion Is Your Parachute?

I have always found England sort of confusing. First, they speak a language that’s superficially similar to English, but which is supplemented with all sorts of nonsense words like “cheerio” and “muggle” and “Westminster Abbey.” Second, people over there keep calling me “governor,” even though I finished in like 300th place, behind even Gary Coleman [...]

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Rod Dreher spent two months this summer getting wined and dined by the Templeton Foundation, and is celebrating by featuring in his Dallas Morning News RELIGION Blog (shouting in the original) a sampling of a wide variety of RELIGIOUS luminaries making the case for “why science should talk to religion.” It is quite a long [...]

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If you’re at all interested in the world of finance, you may have encountered Catholic Mutual Funds (who claim they can beat the market by shorting the stocks of gay-friendly companies), Islamic Mutual Funds (who claim they can beat the market by shorting the stocks of media companies who publish pictures of Muhammad), and Jewish [...]

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Kateri Tekakwitha, also known as “Lily of the Mohawks,” “Genevieve of New France,” and “The Frigid Midget,” is on the short list for sainthood after having returned from the grave to perform a top-secret miracle: Just what the recent miracle is that’s been attributed to the intercession or divine intervention of Kateri Tekakwitha, known as [...]

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We’ve got a real snoozer of a mayoral election going on in Seattle right now. No one likes the incumbent, who is nonetheless pretty much a shoo-in to be re-elected. His token challengers are fighting over issues like “let’s build an expensive, useless streetcar system to compete with our expensive, useless bus system,” and “maybe [...]

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It’s not just tea-partiers and Obamaniacs and birthers and astroturfies and soylent greens and death panels who are trying to hijack the health care reform process. Now religious groups are getting involved: A coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders has launched a national campaign for health care reform, calling it a “fundamental religious issue,” [...]

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