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Blog Archive: November 2011

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Dear Mom and Dad (a letter to a religious family)

Nov 29, 2011 4:25:56 PM
Sep 5, 2012 3:52:20 AM

You’ve failed as a parent.  That’s what you’re thinking, I’m sure.  If only you’d attended church more regularly.  If only you’d prayed more and emphatically taught your child the power of prayer.  If only you’d have opened the bible more instead of leaving it so often on the nightstand.  If only you’d demonstrated God’s love in a meaningful way.  If only you’d been a better mentor…a better example…a better Christian.  If only. Nonsense.  It’s imperativ...

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Atheism On The Rise

Nov 11, 2011 10:26:09 AM
Sep 5, 2012 4:06:27 AM

I was in a discussion with a theist recently, and she tossed out a zinger.  She informed me that (paraphrasing) "the scientific community is largely rejecting the idea of Evolution and embracing the biblical Creation account."  When I picked my jaw up off of the floor, I reminded her that 93% of the National Academy of Sciences rejects any god.  She, of course, brushed that statistic aside as a biased, false, obviously contaminated sample (no doubt influenced by that crafty devil). My a...

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