Monthly Archives: November 2009

Chris Matthews cuts loose on Bishop Thomas Tobin

Ooh snap!  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews really lays into Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin over his banning of Rep. Patrick Kennedy from Communion due to Kennedy’s support for abortion rights.  Matthews trowels it on pretty thick but I think he’s on … Continue reading

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Podcast #73 – War on Christmas Special

Okay, no War on Christmas per se, but… the festive season approaches, and it’s time for us to share our Top Five suggestions for holiday gifts for nonbelievers!  It’s your opportunity to warm the cockles of the family atheist and/or … Continue reading

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Did Christianity cause the economic meltdown?

Check out Hanna Rosin’s “Did Christianity Cause the Crash?“  It’s an interesting article in The Atlantic about the so-called “prosperity gospel” and how it’s focus on material gain and financial risk-taking may have led to America’s current economic troubles.

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WSJ: Political correctness skewing Ft Hood story

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Loose Screws

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 Aliens landed at Roswell.  The Apollo moon landings were faked.  HIV doesn’t cause AIDS.  And 9/11 was an inside job. Americans love their conspiracy theories almost as much as they love their religion.  … Continue reading

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SC License Plates FAIL

From the Associated Press Published: November 10, 2009 A federal judge ruled that the state cannot issue license plates showing the image of a cross in front of a stained glass window along with the phrase “I Believe.” Judge Cameron … Continue reading

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Goddess of the Market

Review by John C. Snider © 2009 Love her or loathe her, there’s no denying that Ayn Rand was a fascinating person.  Born in 1905 in Czarist Russia, Alisa Rosenbaum’s childhood was devastated by the upheaval of the revolution and … Continue reading

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Podcast #72 – Jennifer Burns (Goddess of the Market)

We interview Jennifer Burns, assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia and author of the new biography Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right.  It’s a timely book considering the recent resurgence of Rand’s works … Continue reading

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Fort Hood massacre: jihad or mental illness?

By now you’ve likely heard about the massacre yesterday at Fort Hood, Texas that left 13 dead and many more injured.  The shooter was Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist born in Virginia.  After initially reporting that Hasan had … Continue reading

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Eugenie Scott v Ray Comfort Pt. 2

As I reported a few days ago, evangelist and armchair evolution critic Ray Comfort has engaged in debate with Dr. Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education.  Their exchange has been posted at US News and World Report.  … Continue reading

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