Archive for December 6th, 2007

This just in…prayer doesn’t work.

| December 6, 2007 | 28 Replies
This just in…prayer doesn’t work.

While doing the research for my previous post, A Slaughterhouse of One’s Own: A community confronts Santeria, I came across several explanations of exactly how animal sacrifice works in this religion, physically and metaphorically speaking. The animal is bound and its throat is cut. The carotid artery is sliced with a ceremonial knife and the […]

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Under the guise of “freedom of religion,” Romney takes a cheap swipe at non-believers

| December 6, 2007 | 9 Replies
Under the guise of “freedom of religion,” Romney takes a cheap swipe at non-believers

Mitt Romney doesn’t want to be discriminated against on the basis of his personal beliefs.┬áHe wants it so bad that he decided to badmouth all people who don’t give homage to invisible supernatural sentient beings: As expected, [Romney's] speech itself was a delicate tightrope walk. He evoked the patriotism of the Founding Fathers, and the […]

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Christians against Santa

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Christians against Santa

Today (Dec. 6th) is St. Nicholas Day. Saint Nick is the cultural ancestor of Santa Claus (via Sinter Klaas in the Dutch tradition). Nicholas was a 4th century bishop of Myra (now in Turkey), and became the patron Saint of Russia, and of children. He had a fondness for the three daughters of a local […]

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