Monthly Archives: September 2010

Take comfort in rituals

Seen at a local Starbucks.  Not sure I fully understand (or like) the message.

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My new hat

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Rally to Restore Sanity

We’re headin’ to Washington!  The entire American Freethought crew will be in attendance at Jon Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” October 30th on the National Mall. If there’s one drum The Daily Show beats on over and over, it’s that … Continue reading

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Atheists know more about religion than believers

Well, here’s a headline for the pantheon of “news that isn’t really news.”  It joins such gems as “World’s Oldest Man Dies” and “Anti-Gay Activist Caught in Gay Tryst.” A new Pew Research Center Poll titled “U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey” … Continue reading

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Agora on DVD

If you didn’t catch the film Agora when it was in limited release earlier this year, you aren’t alone.  This sword-and-sandals-epic-with-a-twist is a dramatization of the life (and untimely death) of late-Roman-era scientist and academic Hypatia (played by Rachel Weisz).  … Continue reading

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Podcast #102 – The Chaplain and the Atheist

We discuss journalist Michael M. Phillips’ Wall Street Journal article “A Chaplain and an Atheist Go to War.”  It’s the story of Navy Chaplain Terry Moran (a fundamentalist and Young Earth Creationist) and his bodyguard Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class … Continue reading

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Katy Perry banned from Sesame Street

At first blush this is a puzzling story. Singer Katy Perry filmed a video for the long-running kids show Sesame Street. I’m not much of a KP fan, but this seems cute and innocuous enough: But after this video was … Continue reading

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Christian Care Packages

I hear stories from time to time about the problems religious conservatives are causing within the American military: proselytizing to recruits, harassing nonbelievers in uniform, etc.  Here’s an email I got a couple of months ago from an NCO who … Continue reading

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American Freethought is three years old

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LDN Technical for remote PC tune-ups

I’m a notorious tight-ass.  Ask my wife.  I’ve got a Inspiron E1705 that’s four or five years old, and over the last couple of months it’s been getting slower and sssllllooooowwwwwweeeeeeerrrrrrrr.  But I’d like to put off getting another computer … Continue reading

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