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Blog Archive: November 2016

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Radio Station "DUMPS" Atheists for Christmas Music

Nov 18, 2016 6:45:56 AM
Nov 18, 2016 6:52:17 AM
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    OK...watch closely, my friends.Fox News just posted this article by Todd Starnes about WXXM's nixing of its progressive talk format in favor of Christmas music.  From the tone of the article, you'd think that Hitler had just been smart-bombed. I spent 14 years in radio. Stations are bought, sold, re-formatted and generally flipped on their ears with regularity. We can all think of a favorite station that just disappeared on day, our expected playlists replaced with something else. Corp...

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My Atheism Informs My Opinions

Nov 8, 2016 4:44:53 PM
Nov 8, 2016 4:45:30 PM
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  I rejected superstition ("Yeah! You're awesome!"), and that rejection of superstition informed my opinions about everything from sexuality to charity to the death penalty to LGBT rights ("Ugh! You're an SJW shill and sellout!")___ It's weird. Many insist that my atheism must exist in this little glass display case, disengaged and disconnected from perceptions, discussions and opinions about real-world issues. But I want my rejection of religion to be reflected in my positions. I don't req...

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