Tag: accommodation

Dec 31 2014

Why Do These Guys Get A Free Pass?

It certainly isn’t the first time I’ve seen a headline like this: Seating Dispute Delays Another Flight to Israel If these had been Muslim men refusing to sit next to women, they would most likely have been held at gunpoint by the TSA until the FBI arrived to take them into custody. If they had …

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May 20 2012

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, 2012 Edition


Today is the 20th of May,the anniversary date of the first Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. Today I submit my own image of Mohammed, the prophet of Islam. Mohammed Much criticism has been leveled at the basic idea of Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. It has been called inconsiderate, petulant, childish, rude, crass, and offensive. I suppose …

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Apr 27 2011

Help! Help! I’m being repressed!

It has recently come to my attention [by way of a post at Dispatches From the Culture Wars] that a group of Christians in the State of California feel that they need to codify their rights to evangelize and spread the gospel because those rights are in grave peril. They think that an amendment to …

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Jun 30 2010

Accommodation Will Not Work

The accommodationists and their ilk continue to demean us loudmouthed, brash New Atheists atheists while claiming that their own soft, warm, and fuzzy approach is the only way to reach out to the public (particularly its religious majority). As evidence of my claim, I wish to present the following information. A Letter from Nature 465, …

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Jun 28 2010

Is Religion Compatible With Science?

I keep hearing the accommodationist mantra that religion is compatible with science (or vice versa). There have recently been issues regarding a person who happens to be a skeptic, while at the same time being Christian (of the Roman Catholic sect), becoming upset that her religious ideas were openly ridiculed by other skeptics. There have …

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Jun 24 2010

No, I’m Not Helping: I’m Enjoying My 1st Amendment Rights

If you read Greg Laden’s Blog, then you’re probably familiar with another blog called You’re Not Helping. [No, I’m not providing a link. Think I’m going to help them? Fuck them.]. The bloggers (who keep their identities secret in their magical bat cave in Alabama, it seems) at YNH go on and on about how …

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Aug 11 2009

Science Must Declare a Reality War on Religion

Mooney and Kirshenbaum are at it again. I heard about it earlier today when PZ posted “The Mooney/Kirshenbaum crusade flops again“. It seems that Chris and Sheril have written a nice little op-ed piece for the LA Times, called “Must science declare a holy war on religion?“. I find it very telling that their piece …

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Jul 11 2009

Accomodation? Okay — I’m Convinced. I’m Giving In.

There have been many posts recently in various places around the blogosphere about Accommodation. Heck, some of them have been here! At any rate, I think it may be time for me to finally give in and say “Okay” to accommodation. Yes, I know; it’s unexpected, and probably quite out of character for me, but …

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Jul 10 2009

On Knowing the Difference Between Fantasy and Reality

The Accommodation/Framing/Moderate/New Atheist/Whatever discussion rages on… Greg Laden has written post about how Accommodationists and New Atheists Sail in the Same Boat. Jason, at Lousy Canuck weighs in with his analysis in Two boats tethered together on a lake. Stephanie Zvan has written an interesting take on a part of the discussion with Mere Factual …

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Jul 09 2009

This is Going to be Good

Sometime in the next several days I hope to acquire a copy of “Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future” for the purpose of providing a full review. As I’m not high on any publisher’s (or author’s) list of persons who should receive a review copy, I’ll have to stroll over to my local …

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