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What Republicans believe

March 23, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
What Republicans believe

A new Harris poll reports what our non-evidence-based-Republican-brethren tend to believe. At The Daily Beast, John Avlon reports:

57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president” 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is “doing many of the things that Hitler did” Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama “may be the Antichrist.”

Avlon refers to these poll results as evidence of “‘Obama Derangement Syndrome’—pathological hatred of the president posing as patriotism.”

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Christians and Muslims: Why do you deny Zeus?

July 23, 2009 | By | 23 Replies More
Christians and Muslims: Why do you deny Zeus?

Those who have not seen the light and built a home temple to the ALMIGHTY GOD ZEUS will soon feel his wrath. Zeus is the one true God, the Protector who will watch over you but only if you cast aside all others and turn to Him in thankfulness and supplication.

Come to Him now because WHEN you get hit by one of his lightning bolts (and it WILL happen!) you WILL know the truth!

I’m being facetious of course.

I am an atheist but this is a challenge to believers of all kinds. Why DON’T you believe in Zeus or any of the thousands of other gods from the past? Please tell me the process by which you examined the faith of the ancient Greeks and decided to reject it.

If you can examine yourself and find the reasons why you feel that Zeus is not the god for you, or if you would even go so far as to say “He doesn’t exist” (Gasp! Please forgive them oh Wielder of Lighting Bolts!) then you have repeated some of the same process by which I turned my back on Catholicism and Christianity many years ago. You too are an atheist, as far as Zeus is concerned.

One of the greatest and most intellectual civilizations ever to be known accepted wholeheartedly the supremacy of Zeus. The innovations of the Greeks were immensely influential on language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science, and the arts. They inspired the Islamic Golden Age and the Western European Renaissance! By rejecting the God of the Greeks are you saying that you are smarter than they? Do you know something the Greeks didn’t know?

Just because the stories of Zeus (all glory and power to Him) are from an ancient past doesn’t mean they are any less true. In fact, Zeus was around BEFORE your Jesus and your Muhammed. Those guys are newbies compared to The Almighty Zeus! So, explain yourselves Christians and Muslims. Why not Zeus?

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To avoid conspiracy kook-ery, Obama retakes oath.

January 22, 2009 | By | 6 Replies More
To avoid conspiracy kook-ery, Obama retakes oath.

After Tuesday’s Inaugural oopsie- now obviously Justice Roberts’ fault- Obama decided to retake the oath of office. I love the term that Greg Craig used when explaining the redo.  “Abundance of caution”.  Read: to keep the conspiracy wingnuts from trying to oust the President on the basis of minutiae. Read: to keep the people who […]

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Equal opportunity creationism bashing

January 2, 2009 | By | 60 Replies More
Equal opportunity creationism bashing

The December 12, 2008 issue of Science Magazine (online only to subscribers) suggests that creationism is a growing movement in many Islamic countries. The author, Salaman Hameed, writes that: The Koranic narrative of creation includes a six day account of creation. The length of each day, however, is not clearly specified. One day has been […]

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Representative Keith Ellison: fighting to get real information to the People

September 8, 2008 | By | Reply More
Representative Keith Ellison: fighting to get real information to the People

Representative Keith Ellison is one of my heroes.   Before a big crowd in Minneapolis in June, 2008, Ellison delivered a passionate speech on the importance of having a media that truly informs the People.   I agree whole-heartedly with his statement that the People will do the right things, but only as long as they are […]

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