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Don’t let gay-bashers cherry pick the Bible.

August 31, 2006 | By | 8 Replies More
Don’t let gay-bashers cherry pick the Bible.

63% of Americans say that the Bible is literally true.   Those who rely on the Bible to condemn and harass gays often point to the book of Leviticus.  If that is a worthy strategy, let’s follow everything the Bible teaches us, including everything from Leviticus, right?  The following excerpts are from a list that is […]

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Hey, how many biases do YOU have?

August 28, 2006 | By | 9 Replies More
Hey, how many biases do YOU have?

If someone asked you how deeply you subscribe to biases- based on race, age, sex, sexual orientation, or religion- what would you say? The more open-minded of us usually try to avoid prejudice at all costs, to the extent that we reject our natural tendency to generalize. But even if we don’t accept it, society […]

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Moral Values…hmm

August 17, 2006 | By | 17 Replies More
Moral Values…hmm

 In 2004, George Bush was reelected.  We can debate endlessly over whether or not he stole that election, but it’s beside the point for this rant.  Besides, four million popular votes seems like a big wad to steal. What we need to figure out if we want to have any possibility of turning this misdirected […]

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The greatest sin–and virtue–of human memory

August 11, 2006 | By | 7 Replies More
The greatest sin–and virtue–of human memory

The human brain has a remarkable ability to categorize data. We use heuristics, or mental “rules of thumb”, to make sense of the world around is with efficiency, and usually, accuracy. That vital ability to generalize has protected us from harm since the beginning of our species, and it still aids us immensely in processing […]

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Keeping America safe from . . . gays

August 7, 2006 | By | 5 Replies More
Keeping America safe from . . . gays

The Associated Press reports this recent development in the American military’s effort to keep America safe. A decorated sergeant and Arabic language specialist was dismissed from the U.S. Army under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, though he says he never told his superiors he was gay and his accuser was never identified.   Bleu […]

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The topic of Gibson’s rant not caused by alcohol

August 2, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More
The topic of Gibson’s rant not caused by alcohol

I’m guessing that, based on this piece in Slate.com, Christopher Hitchens wasn’t impressed with Gibson’s apology. There’s a lot to dislike about Gibson. He is given to furious tirades against homosexuals of the sort that make one wonder if he has some kind of subliminal or “unaddressed” problem. His vulgar and nasty movies, which also […]

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Defining Achievement . . . or not

July 22, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Defining Achievement . . . or not

Uh-oh, I’m annoyed again. Nothing new, just a recycled annoyance that popped into my craw today and won’t leave, I suppose, because this particular instance, while merely a minor irritation on the surface, indicates a raging cultural infection coursing underneath. I’m easily annoyed by words used incorrectly in the hopes of making either the subject […]

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Now it’s a religious war

July 19, 2006 | By | 3 Replies More
Now it’s a religious war

Here’s what MSNBC reports regarding the newly passed bill “to protect the pledge of allegiance.” The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., said America was a nation of God-given inalienable rights and that’s why the country is in a war against “radical Islamists.” Democrats wouldn’t want to “cut and run” in Iraq, he said, “if […]

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I don’t know if homosexuality is a lifestyle choice or not, but I am certain that bigotry is

June 23, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
I don’t know if homosexuality is a lifestyle choice or not, but I am certain that bigotry is

Over the course of my life, I’ve met many heterosexuals.  To my knowledge, not one of them has ever spontaneously become homosexual.  Likewise, I’ve met many homosexuals and, to my knowledge, not one of them as ever spontaneously become heterosexual.  Likewise, I’ve never (to my knowledge) met a pedophile, but I know that states throughout […]

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