Sunday, 2016 June 19, 10:40 — history, religion

next time you hear someone blame Hitler on Darwin or atheism

Nazi racial ideology was religious, creationist and opposed to Darwinism — long and thoroughly documented

Thursday, 2011 February 3, 08:47 — language, politics, religion

try this analogy on for size

An anarchist who uses the Internet is as hypocritical as a Protestant who uses the Latin alphabet. ( . . more . . )

Thursday, 2010 October 14, 20:16 — Cascadia, pets, religion

superstition and the market

The local Humane Society has such a hard time placing black cats that it offers a deep discount on the adoption fee.

Tuesday, 2010 August 10, 09:03 — language, religion

neologism of the day

I don’t care to log in at Kos for one comment, so I’ll put it here.

Daily Kos writes:

What natural means isn’t specified. But I’m sure there’s an Tex-aytollah somewhere ready to let us know.

Allow me to suggest ayatexah. Besides letting the /t/ and the last /a/ do double duty, it preserves the tatpurusa structure of the original: an ayatollah is a something-or-other of God, an ayatexah is a something-or-other of Texas.

Saturday, 2007 February 3, 11:09 — fandom, futures, religion

Keith Henson arrested

Arel Lucas writes: DELETED. Arel’s initial report, written in the heat of emotion, was relayed without her permission or knowledge and she later repented of writing it.

Some background: Wikipedia; Scientology vs Keith Henson; Keith Henson News (mirror)


Friday, 2007 January 26, 11:52 — religion

does He play bridge?

This morning someone came to my door and invited my comment on a line of the New Testament, something about keeping an eye out “for none knoweth the hour.” After he had gone I thought: but then what?

“Sorry to wake you but I thought you’d like to know, Jesus is back.”

“Yeah? Say hi for me, then, and invite Him to the party next week. Did He happen to mention when we throw off the Roman yoke?”

One cannot grow up in this culture without absorbing the broad outlines, as I said to my visitor, but here’s a point on which I’m hazy.

Wednesday, 2004 December 29, 13:29 — religion

the jolly old elf

My contemporary Jim Henley (alternate archive) reminisces:

Dammit, when I was a boy we had to work at atheism and agnosticism. We walked uphill in the snow – both ways! – to doubt the cogito! Nobody handed us disbelief on an hors d’oeuvre tray like these lazy brats you see nowadays, with their video games and their piercings!

This comes in the middle of some musings on the effects of Santa Clausery.

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