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Blog Archive: December 2014

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Merry Christmas (from an atheist)

Dec 22, 2014 11:13:06 AM
Dec 22, 2014 11:13:17 AM

  I'm amused at the yearly "Keep Christ in Christmas" protests all over social media (and especially on Fox News). Here's the thing. A TON of non-Christians love the Christmas holiday. They call it Christmas (which is the holiday's proper name). They don't care how you personally celebrate it, as long as you're not claiming that it's a day exclusive to your particular faith or ramming it down our throats. Non-Christians enjoy Christmas trees, Christmas music, gifts, decorations, hot cider, t...

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A Perfect Plan

Dec 9, 2014 9:51:01 AM
Dec 9, 2014 9:51:15 AM

  Listening to Creationists mock The Big Bang (which, admittedly, suffers from a pretty lame title) really grinds my gears, partially because they usually follow the mockery with an outright declaration that they haven't read or watched any vetted data on the issue, and partially because they then eagerly declare that the True answer for our origins and "purpose" is...magic. That's right, kids. God created hundreds of billions of galaxies so that he could focus his attention on an obscure ro...

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