Category Archives: Religion

Consistency

So, I’m assuming everyone who wants the government to prohibit any funding to Planned Parenthood because they do abortions, even though federal funds are segregated from any abortion services, is also in favor of cutting all federal grants and subsidies … Continue reading

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Sam Harris and the “Ground Zero Mosque”

I agree with much of what Sam Harris writes. When I don’t agree, it’s usually a question of degree. For instance, Harris recently ignited debate at his TED talk, in which he advocated science as an arbiter of moral decisions. While … Continue reading

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Andrew Sullivan: As The Onslaught Continues

As The Onslaught Continues – The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan I was reading the above article by Andrew Sullivan, and I got to thinking: the Vatican is welcoming all the misogynists and homophobes in the Anglican community to … Continue reading

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Accomodationism for the Greater Good?

Over at DiscoverMagazine.com, Chris Mooney takes issue with this blog post by Jerry Coyne on what Coyne calls “accomodationism” of religion in stances by the National Academy of Science and the National Center for Science Education, two leading scientific organizations … Continue reading

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Rick Sanchez Lays the Smackdown on Ben Ferguson

I used to think that Rick Sanchez was just a douchenocker, but this exchange has caused me to revisit my opinion of him:

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Godwin’s Law meets Prop 8

This is what some religious kooks in California have to say about Prop 8:

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Apple takes a stand against Prop 8

Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe … Continue reading

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Itzhak Perlman comments on CA Prop 8

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here, but here’s a moving appeal from violinist Itzhak Perlman for Californians to vote “no” on Proposition 8:

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Why Bristol Palin Matters

Monday morning, the McCain campaign quietly announced that would-be Vice President Sarah Palin’s 17 year old unwed daughter Bristol was 5 months pregnant. Apparently, the announcement was to counter growing blog chatter from the likes of DailyKos that Gov. Palin’s … Continue reading

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Stuart Shephard’s Prayers Answered with 115 mph of Irony

Earlier this month, Stuart Shephard, director of digital media at Focus on the Family made a video in which he advocated praying for a torrential downpour to interrupt Barack Obama’s open-air acceptance speech at Denver’s INVESCO Field during the Democratic … Continue reading

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