Archive for October, 2007

New “Beware of Dogma” billboards springing up

October 31, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
New “Beware of Dogma” billboards springing up

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is decorating Madison, Wisconsin with “Beware of Dogma” billboards this month. What is the FFRF? The following mission statement is from the FFRF website: The history of Western civilization shows us that most social and moral progress has been brought about by persons free from religion. In modern times the first […]

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The Journey: an outsider attends a different kind of church

October 30, 2007 | By | 56 Replies More
The Journey: an outsider attends a different kind of church

People have all kinds of hobbies.  Some people like to knit.  Other people like to collect stamps.  I like to go to church while playing the role of “anthropologist.” When I am thinking about visiting a church, my biggest decision is deciding what church to visit.  That was my decision three days ago. I had […]

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Diving Expressions

October 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
Diving Expressions

The title means what it says. These expressions remind me of watching people’s faces as they turn their cars around corners–their driving expressions. Just take a look next time you’re at an intersection. Many of them have their tongues hanging out or they are grimacing. Yet driving a car is nothing compared to amazing things […]

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Scientist Retracts "Origin of Life" Paper that he Wrote 52 Years Ago

October 30, 2007 | By | Reply More
Scientist Retracts "Origin of Life" Paper that he Wrote 52 Years Ago

Why would a scientist pull a paper that he had out there for over 50 years? Because he is embarrassed that Creationists are eagerly citing parts of it as proof that life cannot have arisen spontaneously. Here’s the story. That is not because he objects to religion, he said… “Religion is O.K. as long as […]

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Max Blumenthal again takes his video camera behind enemy lines

October 29, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Max Blumenthal again takes his video camera behind enemy lines

On October 20 and 21st, 2007, Blumenthal attended the Value Voters Summit, “a massive gathering hosted by the Colorado-based Christian right mega-ministry, Focus on the Family, and its Washington lobbying arm, the Family Research Council.” I admire Blumenthal’s work.  He sticks his nose under the tent to allow us to see what ordinary and celebrity […]

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Picasa: a rock solid (and free) photo-organizing program from Google

October 29, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Picasa: a rock solid (and free) photo-organizing program from Google

How do you organize, display and work with thousands of photos when you’re on a budget (or not)?  My wife and I are raising two children.   When they were 0 and 2 years old (in the year 2000), we bought a digital camera and we started taking lots of photos of them.   How many photos?  […]

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No Halloween Masks!

October 29, 2007 | By | Reply More
No Halloween Masks!

This sign is posted on the door of a local grocery store.  Could it be that they are afraid of . . . shoplifting?        

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Hitting cyber baskets with cyber paper wads

October 28, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Hitting cyber baskets with cyber paper wads

This potential time-waster is equally potentially therapeutic. Nice sound effects. The rim shot realism is especially satisfying. It reminds me of a real life habit I picked up in law school; I often threw paper wads when I was supposed to be studying.

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How to get the truth out of people

October 28, 2007 | By | Reply More
How to get the truth out of people

Here is a site at which you can access articles on lying and deception, including this article, entitled “How to Get the Truth Out of Anyone!” Seems like much of this advice is solid, based on my experience . . .

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