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A Downed Jetliner, A World War?

I spent most of today traveling and unaware of events, so when my son piped up with the merry question “Are you read for World War 3?” I answered with a glib, “is it really scheduled for tomorrow? Good thing I didn’t bother with that haircut.”

Then I read the news. Cut the jokes; the [...]

Answering 10 Christian Questions For Every Atheist

I answer Robert Nielsen’s 10 Questions For Every Atheist, and in turn, ask 10 Questions for Every Christian. [...]

DocDawg: Why Not Just Trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC?

Why not just trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC? Blogger DocDawg has a few reasons. You can read his full essay here, but here are a few excerpts:

“Lessig’s flirtation with the concept of Using Big Money in Politics to Get Big Money Out of Politics isn’t new. In his previous effort he served as [...]

A Picture Of Progress

This is what progress looks like to me. What does it look like to you?

Questions About the Mayday PAC

Leaders of the old privatized presidential election corporation called Americans Elect have gathered again to form the Mayday PAC, a political group that avowedly describes itself as a “Super PAC to end all Super PACs.” The Mayday PAC asks visitors to contribute money to stop the influence of money in politics:

Contributions of up [...]

Picture What?

Today, June 29th, is celebrated online as a kind of technical holiday. It’s Camera Day.

What will you picture today?

Hi Ho?

“Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go” — The Seven Dwarves

“Hi ho, Silver, Away” — The Lone Ranger

“Hidey ho” — Cab Calloway

“Hi ho, Kermit the Frog here” — Kermit the Frog

Given all these contexts, what the heck does “hi ho” mean?

Too Wise to Make a Mistake, Too Loving to be Unkind? John Hagee, Samuel Medley and God

Visiting Twitter earlier today, I was stopped in my tracks by a quotation attributed to Pastor John Hagee:

God is too wise to make a mistake and too loving to be unkind. – John Hagee

— Ervin Tagoe (@SirErv) June 10, 2014

What an odd thing for John Hagee of all people to say, I [...]

The Congressional Candidate For A Nice Long Nap

I’m looking for an answer to a campaign finance oddity. Yesterday, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee declared to the FEC that it had spent $110,000.00 for radio advertisements supporting Patrick Hope, one of many Democrats competing for their party’s nomination to Virginia’s 8th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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How is an Eternity of Tarnation for Non-Eternal Sin OK?

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: and the smoke of their torment ascendeth up [...]

Would You Wear Atheist Shoes?

If you are in the camp of declaring your non-theistic identity through your footprints, does it change your decision that Atheist Shoes sells a model of their footwear in a color they call Kitten Testicle Grey? [...]