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Blog Archive: December 2015

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Dana Loesch, Guns, and the Godless Left

Dec 19, 2015 6:43:49 AM
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News commentator Dana Loesch is featured in this short propoganda piece for the National Rifle Assiation:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/12/15/the-nra-strikes-back-at-ny-daily-news-linking-the-godless-left-and-the-wars-on-christmas-christianity-and-the-2nd-amendment/ 1) Claims divine protection (the assumed point of prayers in dangerous times). 2) Demands the need for handguns...for personal protection. I'm a licensed firearm owner, but I'm also one who sees the me...

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Seth Andrews reviews "The New Atheist Threat"

Dec 2, 2015 3:05:25 PM
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In the wake of CJ Werleman's (unfortunate) book, "The New Atheist Threat: The Dangerous Rise of Secular Extremists," I felt compelled to post a review.It's lengthy, and Hemant Mehta was kind enough to post it on his "Friendly Atheist" blog at Patheos.  You can read it HERE.  Godless Spellchecker also did a lengthy dissection on his blog:  http://www.gspellchecker.com/2015/09/book-review-the-new-atheist-threat-by-cj-werleman/ I don't often engage in public criticism of other atheist activis...

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An Atheist...Christmas?

Dec 2, 2015 2:57:14 PM
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Here's something I recently stumbled across: Why would somebody care if someone else enjoyed Christmas? Weird. Actually, while Christ's name is in the title of the holiday (like Thor's name is in Thursday and Mars' name is in March), the bulk of the Christmas holiday is historically non-Christian, anyway. Pre-Christianity, late December marked the pagan Winter Solstice festivals and a celebration of the returning sun (not the Son), which explains the choosing of December 25th as Christmas Day...

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