Archive for July 28th, 2006

Do animals have rights?

| July 28, 2006 | 11 Replies
Do animals have rights?

A few weeks back, one of my teachers asked the class to make a five-minute PowerPoint Presentation on any topic of our choice. I chose to address a question which has long intrigued several people around me, including my classmates: “Why am I vegan?” I thought long and hard on how I should present my […]

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Start the happy music! It’s time for the end of the world!

| July 28, 2006 | 10 Replies
Start the happy music! It’s time for the end of the world!

Yes, these are giddy and unnerving times, but it’s also time to bring out popcorn and balloons.  It’s time to celebrate the end of the world! You can hear it 24/7 on evangelical radio, (I’ve been listening to radio station KJSL, based in St. Louis).  Each passing month, the voices of those radio preachers are […]

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The meaning of life?

| July 28, 2006 | 9 Replies
The meaning of life?

People who believe in god(s) are inclined to say that one reason they believe in god(s) is because they would find their lives “meaningless” otherwise.  So, here’s my question:  how does belief in god(s) create “meaning” in life?  Let’s consider an example.  Many Christians are inclined to say that one reason they believe in God […]

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Bush & Cheney: screwing America to pay off their friends

| July 28, 2006 | Reply
Bush & Cheney:  screwing America to pay off their friends

When the news this morning reported yet more staggering profits for big oil companies, I realized that I could think of only three groups of Americans who have benefitted in a big way — i.e., with obscene profits — since George Bush took office:  big oil companies (Bush’s former business colleagues), Halliburton (Cheney’s former business […]

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