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How to love going to church: a guide for atheists

October 20, 2006 | By | 13 Replies More
How to love going to church: a guide for atheists

The Bible version of God doesn’t ring true to me. I don’t believe in any traditional sort of God.  I am not that sort of person who finds any purpose in worshipping or asking favors from invisible Beings.  I don’t ascribe any emotions or sentience (certainly, no vindictiveness) to any Person or Thing that might […]

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I thought my computer liked me

September 1, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
I thought my computer liked me

This is a bit embarrassing to admit but, over the years, I had grown almost infatuated with my computer.  Through thick and thin, she was always there for me, never complaining, always executing the computer commands I entered via the keyboard and mouse.  After a long session, I sometimes thought “She’s so kind and understanding […]

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The fire hydrant of new information

August 23, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More
The fire hydrant of new information

About 20 years ago, I became frustrated that, because of long hours spent at the office, I was not able to read as much as I would like. After all, there were thousands of good books out there that I had never read.  To add insult to injury, my memory recall was poor regarding many […]

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New survey explores who is blogging, how and why.

August 22, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
New survey explores who is blogging, how and why.

The Pew Internet & American Life Project survey on blogging, published July 19, 2006 contains lots of good data on who all of those bloggers are.  The survey contains lots of statistics, charts and commentary.  Here’s the summary. The Pew Internet Project blogger survey finds that the American blogosphere is dominated by those who use […]

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Why I blog

July 16, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
Why I blog

Pouring time into this blog has been deeply satisfying to me.  But what is this accomplishing, I sometimes wonder?  After all, there are already numerous writers out there.  Technorati.com indicates that it is now tracking 48.5 million sites and 2.7 billion links.  Plus, there are numerous traditional sources of information (books, magazines, movies, television) available […]

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Blogs will save us from objective journalism.

June 28, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Blogs will save us from objective journalism.

Bill O’Reilly hates the blogosphere. He hates many things, of course, among them Pepsi, rapper Ludacris, a wide array of conventional media outlets, and even some of his own guests. But today I focus on an entire media outlet that O’Reilly labels as biased, lacking in evidence, and in large part sensationalized: political blogs. Of […]

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What to do about heat without light . . .

April 20, 2006 | By | Reply More
What to do about heat without light . . .

Here’s a recent example of the effective use of sharp-edged rebuttal (see the comments) to puncture bloated and unthinking terror-mongering (see the post).  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-smerconish/play-the-tape_b_19449.html The point of these comments is that two wrongs don’t make a right.  The post-writer, a good example of tens of millions of like-minded others, is apparently oblivious.  I guess “turn the other […]

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