Tag: Religion

What on Earth Were These People Smoking?

My wife happened across this video on another site, and we both watched intently at the seeming insanity taking place. Kenneth Hagin (1917-2003) is the Pentecostal preacher in the video. What on earth causes people to act this way? Of course, believers will say that what causes this is not of this earth, but is …

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Fuck Being Civil! And While We’re At It, Fuck Religion Too!

I’m terribly sorry: were you offended by my language? If so, might I suggest that you visit a site where someone actually gives a shit about your personal sensibilities regarding language use. That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with even attempting to be civil about it (as I’m sure you gathered from the title …

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Two, Four, Six, Eight, Why Won’t We Accommodate?

The debate about Accommodation rages on. Can science and faith be reconciled? Is there a middle ground? Jerry Coyne has taken the liberty of compiling a list of some of the relevant posts made during the latest rounds of this bout. Of course, it’s really not a “fight”. A discussion? Certainly. An argument? Perhaps. The …

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Dr. Accommodationist or: How I Should Learn to Shut Up and Love the Religious Moderates

(with sincere apologies to Stanley Kubrick.) I recently read DuWayne Brayton’s blog post “Just Who Are We Accommodating and Why Should I Participate?“. DuWayne’s post responds to an issue regarding atheists and the accommodation of persons who profess a religious faith, yet say that they also accept evolution. This reconciliation of science (evolution in particular) …

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The Death of Dr. George Tiller

Dr. George Tiller

On May 31st, 2009, Dr. George Tiller, a physician from Wichita Kansas and the director of a women’s health care clinic in Wichita, was shot and killed during services at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita where he was serving as an usher. My most sincere condolences go to his family and friends. The responses of …

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