Monthly Archives: January 2010

My Islam Reading Project

I’m about to start an Islam/Middle East themed reading project, and if anyone wants to join me, you are welcome.  My selection process is complex and meticulous: I’ve scanned my bookshelves and made a list of books on the topic … Continue reading

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Podcast #78 – Pat Robertson Is an Evil Moron

Or at least so says Christopher Hitchens, responding to Robertson’s claim that the devastating Haitian earthquake (which may have killed upwards of 200,000 innocent people) was the result of “a deal with the devil” made during the Haitian Revolution in … Continue reading

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Would you like your assault rifle with or without scripture?

Man, just when I thought I’d seen it all, the fundamentalists come through with something new.  Trijicon, provider of combat rifle sights to the US military, has been encoding Bible verses in the serial numbers of their product!  For example, … Continue reading

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Podcast #77 – Sports Losses and Southern Crosses

University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy was sidelined with a shoulder injury early-on at college football’s 2010 Rose Bowl.  McCoy had to watch from the bench as Texas lost the National Championship to Alabama.  But that’s okay, ’cause it’s all … Continue reading

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Will someone please bitchslap Pat Robertson?

As you’ve probably heard, a massive earthquake has devastated Haiti.  While Haitian authorities and international agencies are still trying to come to grips with the size of the calamity, Pat Robertson is already assigning blame: Way to shoot from the … Continue reading

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Podcast #76 – Stuart Bechman (Pres. of Atheist Alliance International)

Happy New Year!  We kick off 2010 by interviewing Stuart Bechman, president of Atheist Alliance International (  AAI is planning its first-ever Australian convention in Melbourne on March 12-14, 2010.  For details visit–tickets are going fast!

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